Help with overclocking

Discussion in 'Benchmarks & Performance' started by colinm1, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. colinm1

    colinm1 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hope this right forum for my request if not I apologise in advance.


    I have never overclocked a PC before but now feel I would like to try.
    First my system specs:

    Motherboard: Asus Commando Quad Core motherboard 89.60 1 89.60
    LGA775 i965 Intel® Core™2 Extreme
    / Core™2 Duo Dual Gigabit LAN ATX
    CPU: Intel CPU Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 95W 141.99 1 141.99
    Energy Efficient 2.4GHz SLACR G0
    Stepping
    Cooler: Zalman CNPS9700-LED Super Aero 29.95 1 29.95
    Flower Cooler
    Power Unit: OCZ 600SXS StealthXStream 40.70 1 40.70
    600W PSU
    RAM: 4GB of OCZ 2GB Kit 2x1024 Reaper HPC 49.50 2 99.00
    Edition DDR2 PC2 6400 800MHz Dual
    Graphics: BFG GeForce 8800GT OC 512MB 160.20 1 160.20
    Graphics Card. DDR3, PCI-E, Dual
    DVI, HDTV, TV Out, HDCP
    HDD: 2 x 160GB Seagate Barracuda SATA II 300 29.00 2 58.00
    7200rpm 8MB cache Hard Disk Drive
    Optical Drive: Pioneer DVR-212 SATA Black 17.12 1 17.12
    18x DVD±RW/RAM DL oem
    Samsung TSS 22 DVD/RW
    Case: ThermalTake Soprano VB1000BWS 42.00 1 42.00
    Black c/w 2x case fans +USB2 +
    O/S Windows 7 Professional
    As stated previously I am a complete novice when it comes to overclocking and I would be very grateful for any advice and help on what I could overclock to and how to do it, also is it worth it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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  3. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    Word of warning, before you attempt to OC your board, be prepared to be able to buy all new equipment... nothing like the smell of burnt circuitry to tell you you've gone too far /sigh

    Definitely worth playing with tho, its a fun process and exiting to see how far you can get and still have stability.

    Oh yea, remember to move higher in small increments... very important...
     
  4. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Since this thread is already here, and its the same idea.

    I just bought a Radeon 5850. I have never overclocked a videocard before, nor have I thought there was a need. Should I overclock this card, and how do I do it, what should I do..

    Thanks.
     
  5. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    No. No idea.
     
  6. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Unless you do something to keep it cool you will say goodbye to your card real soon if you overclock it or you will get used to seeing funny colors all over your screen.
     
  7. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    That is what I was thinking.

    Thanks lol
     
  8. LocKStocK

    LocKStocK Smokin & Jokin

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    Bman, use ATItool. Its the overclockers best friend. You can set it to automatically find the highest rates without frying your card.
    It might be worth checking google to see what max rates other people are getting, then work around that.
     
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  9. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I will check that out. Thanks.