Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG
I'm with pparks1 here. OC is not worth it. Not by a long shot. You're much better off mowing a couple more lawns or washing some cars etc. until you can afford something that suits your needs without tempering with the recommended settings. First of all: you will not turn a shopping cart into a Ferrari. Besides there is much more to a powerful system than just a CPU that's running higher (and hotter !!).
Just ask yourself this:
By the time your CPU gives up due to being overstressed. can you afford a new CPU ?
I would never ever buy a system with the intend to OC...(maybe when it's close to the end of its life cycle and I have the $$ for a new computer already) But then again, that's just me. It's not my place to tell you what to do. Just giving you pointers to think about.
I too would agree with this, but disagree slightly.
By that I mean, if you are going to build a system with the intent of OCing, make sure to get a higher end Motherboard thats designed for it, and a higher end CPU.
OCing creates a lot more stress & heat on the system. If this is your intent, it really is best to have something thats truly designed to handle it.
Although it will cost a bit more.
I also agree the Pentium would not be worth OCing in the long run.