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Windows 7: Do you think i should overclock my RAM and CPU?


16 Aug 2010   #1

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Do you think i should overclock my RAM and CPU?







So since my cpu starting to getting old for the new games,im wondering if i should O/C it rather waste some money on a new one,what do you guys think? should i bother O/C?
Fan: thermaltake TR2-500W power supply
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)

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16 Aug 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Unless you know exactly what you are doing, no... the benefits you may get are not going to make a noticable difference, and you may end up with a paperweight for a computer...
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16 Aug 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Unless you know exactly what you are doing, no... the benefits you may get are not going to make a noticable difference, and you may end up with a paperweight for a computer...
thanks for the answer,however i was hoping to give me a better and more detailed explanation,why you think that overclocking my pc isnt a good idea? is it because of the fan or because of my cpu?Plus lots of experts had already told me that the chances of having a permanent damage to my hardware are almost zero so are you telling me my fan isnt suitable for this job?
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16 Aug 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The caveat is "If you know what you are doing". I gather that you haven't done this before, hence my answer... If you want to learn how to overclock, get a used computer to learn on, dont risk fatal errors on your main machine... Good luck...
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16 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
The caveat is "If you know what you are doing". I gather that you haven't done this before, hence my answer... If you want to learn how to overclock, get a used computer to learn on, dont risk fatal errors on your main machine... Good luck...
+1 Your answer is right on target.
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16 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

If you only have stock cooling, then it will not be a good idea.
Overclocking can help get you a little more performance, but most games are more graphics intensive than cpu (unless you play RTS games)
If you don't do it right, you can really damage your components. If you do do anything, first, get an aftermarket cooler. next go in tiny increments, any jumps will cause problems. it takes trial and error, which is why you need to know how to clear your cmos.
If you do decide to OC, remember, none of us are at fault.
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16 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Well basically overclcoking is a art. It takes a lot of knowledge and research and understanding of your bios, CPU Multiplier, Vcore, Ram timings and voltage increasing. All of which creates more heat and instability.
It pushes your components beyond their specs, voids your warranty and is not something anyone can walk you through, as even the exact same specd computer will overclock differently.
It shortens the life of your components and as Tews said you can easily turn your comp into a brick.
With that being said if your looking for more performance and are set on overclcoking go to sites dedicated to it and do a lot of research and then do some more. And when you think your ready first rule is to increase in small increments. Keep an eye on your temps and make sure you have quality cooling products and a quality branded power supply with adequate power and reliability. And you will need all the proper stress testing software Like Prime 95 for stability testing as well as CPUID and various benchmarking programs.
That is why it isn't recommended. sorry if repetitive took a while to type./Fabe
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16 Aug 2010   #8

windows 7
 
 

thanks for all the help you guys provided me .Well to be honest i could never imagine that overclocking would require so many things to learn and do.Seems i will stick with my current system specifications until i have plenty of free time that i can spend researching and reading articles about succesfully overclocking.
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16 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Here's a guide you might want to look at, might help:
Overclocking Guide Part 1: Risks, Choices and Benefits : Who Overclocks?
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16 Aug 2010   #10

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darknight125 View Post
thanks for all the help you guys provided me .Well to be honest i could never imagine that overclocking would require so many things to learn and do.Seems i will stick with my current system specifications until i have plenty of free time that i can spend researching and reading articles about succesfully overclocking.
Good form old bean!
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