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Windows 7: Overclocking a old PC.

03 Oct 2010   #1

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 
Overclocking a old PC.

How can i Overclock a pentium 4 1.6 Ghz (Code Name Willamette).
Award Phenoix BIOS v6.0 PG.

Plz any help will be appreciated.

P.S. its my Mom's PC. Please guide me through a stable overclock.

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03 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

You'll probably want to provide more information such as the motherboard model, CPU model, etc.

On top of that, despite the CPU being slow to begin with why the need for an overclock? Chances are the computer is bottlenecked by something else such as the RAM.
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03 Oct 2010   #3

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
You'll probably want to provide more information such as the motherboard model, CPU model, etc.

On top of that, despite the CPU being slow to begin with why the need for an overclock? Chances are the computer is bottlenecked by something else such as the RAM.
Just about to dump the crap. so need to make use of it.



Plz ask for any details you need.
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03 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by youllbelost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
You'll probably want to provide more information such as the motherboard model, CPU model, etc.

On top of that, despite the CPU being slow to begin with why the need for an overclock? Chances are the computer is bottlenecked by something else such as the RAM.
Just about to dump the crap. so need to make use of it.



Plz ask for any details you need.
Can you provide me with the other system specs such as the amount of RAM, speed of it, what graphics its using, etc?

Like I said, depending on the system specs overclocking the CPU may not make much of a difference if lets say your RAM is whats bottlenecking the PC.
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03 Oct 2010   #5

 

In old computers like that, the IDE HDD is usually the bottleneck.
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03 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
In old computers like that, the IDE HDD is usually the bottleneck.
Depends on the speed/cache on that Hard Drive as well. I suspect RAM here as most older computers tend to have DDR RAM or DDR2 667 which won't receive that much of a boost from an overclock. Especially if you are also lacking in the amount of RAM.
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03 Oct 2010   #7

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Most of those prebuilts have locked Bios for the CPU and Ram.
You can see the info but can't change it.
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03 Oct 2010   #8

 

The willamette series of cpus got their start in 2000. The 1.6GHz P4 was released in july 2001. Most systems from that era were throttled by the typical HDD.. which had a maximum transfer rate of about 8 MB/s. I would be surprised if it even had DDR.. which didn't exist until 2004
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03 Oct 2010   #9

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post

Can you provide me with the other system specs such as the amount of RAM, speed of it, what graphics its using, etc?

Like I said, depending on the system specs overclocking the CPU may not make much of a difference if lets say your RAM is whats bottlenecking the PC.




plz ask anything else u want
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03 Oct 2010   #10

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

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