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Windows 7: Tweaking

16 Aug 2010   #1

Microsoft 7 Ultimate
 
 
Tweaking

System Spec.

Are there any tweaks that can be done to my hardware? Such as overclocking for instance on my cpu and ram.

Operating System System ModelWindows Vista Home Premium (build 6000)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United Kingdom) GATEWAY GM5074B 210
System Serial Number: GSG7321000195

Processor a Main Circuit Board b1.87 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded Board: Intel Corporation DG965OT AAD75595-201
Serial Number: BQOT7030000J
Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. MQ96510J.15A.0373.2007.0316.1351 03/16/2007

Drives Memory Modules c,d320.07 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
298.95 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H652D ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

Generic USB CF Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
Generic USB MS Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 5
Generic USB SD Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic USB SM Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Hitachi HDT725032VLA380 [Hard drive] (320.07 GB) -- drive 0, SMART Status: Healthy
SanDisk Cruzer Micro USB Device (2.00 GB) -- drive 1, s/n u, SMART Status: Healthy 2030 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'J6H1' has 1024 MB (serial number 0x00005035)
Slot 'J6H2' is Empty
Slot 'J6J1' has 1024 MB (serial number 0x04004035)
Slot 'J6J2' is Empty

Local Drive Volumes c: (NTFS on drive 0)310.30 GB294.34 GB freed: (NTFS on drive 0)9.77 GB4.61 GB free

Network Drives None detected

Controllers DisplayATA Channel 0 [Controller]
ATA Channel 1 [Controller]
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT [Display adapter]
HP Compaq FP1706 [Monitor] (16.8"vis, s/n CND6260PTK, June 2006)Bus Adapters

MultimediaIntel(R) 82801HR/HH/HO SATA RAID Controller
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2830
Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2831
Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2832
Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2834
Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2835
Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 2836
Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 283A Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 67xx Capture Device
SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC

Virus Protection

Group PoliciesNo details available None discovered

Communications Other DevicesPCI Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP

Intel(R) 82562V 10/100 Network Connection primary Auto IP Address: 192.168.1.64 / 24Gateway: 192.168.1.254Dhcp Server: 192.168.1.254Physical Address: 00:191:3A:77:72Microsoft ISATAP AdapterTeredo Tunneling Pseudo-InterfaceNetworking Dns Server: 192.168.1.254 Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
HID-compliant consumer control device
HID-compliant device (3x)
Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver
USB Human Interface Device
Microsoft eHome MCIR 109 Keyboard
Microsoft eHome MCIR Keyboard
Microsoft eHome Remote Control Keyboard keys
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
HID-compliant mouse (2x)
eHome Infrared Receiver (USBCIR)
Multimedia Card Reader
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Root Hub (7x)
Generic volume shadow copy
Cruzer Micro
USB CF Reader
USB MS Reader
USB SD Reader
USB SM Reader


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16 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

is this a custom build, or did you buy this computer?
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16 Aug 2010   #3

Microsoft 7 Ultimate
 
 

I baught it.
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16 Aug 2010   #4

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

It is probably not OCable, but you never know. You can look in the BIOS for the settings for the FSB, Multiplier and voltages for the components.

Warning: If this is your first time OCing, then you need to get as much info on the subject as possible before you start.
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16 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

well, most computers that are brand name won't allow you to. first check your bios and look if you can edit your processor front side bus. If not, then the bios doesn't support it. the board might not either.
don't actually change it, but tell me if you have the choice to change it.
also, you'll want to buy an aftermarket cooler if you're going to overclock.
<update> Thorson Beat me to the point by a little bit :P
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16 Aug 2010   #6

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

There is also lots of info here: Overclockers: The Performance Computing Community
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16 Aug 2010   #7

Microsoft 7 Ultimate
 
 

If its too much hastle then I'm not going to worry I don't realy wish to damage my pc. Could you help me with somthing else friend?

Earlier today I upgraded to a 64bit Windows 7 ultimate OS. After the installation was about to finish and take me to the desktop screen it restarted saying fail to start or somthing simular the pc then restarted again and still failed to start Windows 7 so I basicly had to do a full system recovery nowI'm not quite sure on what to do.
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16 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Did it say Disk Boot Failure?
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16 Aug 2010   #9

Microsoft 7 Ultimate
 
 

Also can anyone tell me what this means?

Processor a 1.87 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
"Not hyper-threaded"
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16 Aug 2010   #10

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

No worries josef. I have a light software OC, but I have always had OEM mobo's so never delved to far into this subject. I just know the fundamentals.

Rules:

#1 Backup. Make sure you know how to reset your BIOS to its original settings

#2 Baby steps. don't do high jumps in performance. Make small increments.

#3 Info. if you don't know what you are changing or why: Dont change it.

#4 Heat and Power. OCing creates high temps and draws power. make sure you have proper cooling and PSU.

#5 Stability. Test for stability often running for long periods of time. OC is not benificial if you crash your computer ever 30 minutes or burn your CPU.

#6 Magic Smoke. Computers run on this and if it escapes you will need new hardware. Period.

Last ones for laughs.
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