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Windows 7: quick questions about overclocking

14 Apr 2011   #1
xtreme15

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
quick questions about overclocking

Can an overclock cause a BSOD? What is the safe temperature when overclocking?


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14 Apr 2011   #2
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Yes it can.
And each processor is different,try the manufator website or an overclocking website to find out the max.
What CPU are you using?
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14 Apr 2011   #3
xtreme15

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Yes it can.
And each processor is different,try the manufator website or an overclocking website to find out the max.
What CPU are you using?
Look at my system specs.
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14 Apr 2011   #4
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Max. Temperature90 C

Try and keep it below that as much as possible though.
Not even sure if your mobo will allow OC'ing though,alot of prebuilt computers won't.
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14 Apr 2011   #5
xtreme15

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

It's great for me because my temperature only goes up to 55C when undergoing to extreme gaming
Thanks!
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14 Apr 2011   #6
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Hello xtreme15,

Too be honest, i would not even bother overclocking.

Reason's -

a. its a laptop, worse yet, its a netbook.
b. i doubt you could overclock in the BIOS as it would be locked down by the manufacturer.
c. The temp would be very high to the point it will begin to cause issues.
d. Don't use software, it can cause issues with instability.

The best thing to do, is get a desktop.

Also, how are you 'extreme' gaming? its only Intel GMA graphics, surely you must be stuttering like hell, unless you are gaming with old, and i mean old games.

Sorry to say all this, but laptops and netbooks are not the best things to oc, regardless of who made it.

And on another note, i think you would hit issue overclocking an Atom as its a soldered CPU that is pretty restricted to OC.

But... If you want to overclock then don't expect it to be 100% stable, if you can oveclock it at all.

Lucky
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14 Apr 2011   #7
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xtreme15 View Post
Can an overclock cause a BSOD? What is the safe temperature when overclocking?
Yes. And with this said......

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luckystar View Post
Hello xtreme15,

Too be honest, i would not even bother overclocking.

Reason's -

a. its a laptop, worse yet, its a netbook.
b. i doubt you could overclock in the BIOS as it would be locked down by the manufacturer.
c. The temp would be very high to the point it will begin to cause issues.
d. Don't use software, it can cause issues with instability.

The best thing to do, is get a desktop.

Also, how are you 'extreme' gaming? its only Intel GMA graphics, surely you must be stuttering like hell, unless you are gaming with old, and i mean old games.

Sorry to say all this, but laptops and netbooks are not the best things to oc, regardless of who made it.

And on another note, i think you would hit issue overclocking an Atom as its a soldered CPU that is pretty restricted to OC.

But... If you want to overclock then don't expect it to be 100% stable, if you can oveclock it at all.

Lucky
I have to completely agree with all points - especially the point about extreme gaming with an Intel GMA graphics card. What games are you playing?

And also with regards to overclocking a laptop/notebook/netbook - they really shouldn't be overclocked due to inefficient cooling. Anyway if you are overclocking that thing and getting BSOD's because of it that's a warning that things aren't right.

BTW I'm not opposed to overclocking myself as my system in my system specs is overclocked, but I wouldn't do it on a laptop as heat becomes a real concern.

My two cents.

Good luck.
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14 Apr 2011   #8
xtreme15

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xtreme15 View Post
Can an overclock cause a BSOD? What is the safe temperature when overclocking?
Yes. And with this said......

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luckystar View Post
Hello xtreme15,

Too be honest, i would not even bother overclocking.

Reason's -

a. its a laptop, worse yet, its a netbook.
b. i doubt you could overclock in the BIOS as it would be locked down by the manufacturer.
c. The temp would be very high to the point it will begin to cause issues.
d. Don't use software, it can cause issues with instability.

The best thing to do, is get a desktop.

Also, how are you 'extreme' gaming? its only Intel GMA graphics, surely you must be stuttering like hell, unless you are gaming with old, and i mean old games.

Sorry to say all this, but laptops and netbooks are not the best things to oc, regardless of who made it.

And on another note, i think you would hit issue overclocking an Atom as its a soldered CPU that is pretty restricted to OC.

But... If you want to overclock then don't expect it to be 100% stable, if you can oveclock it at all.

Lucky
I have to completely agree with all points - especially the point about extreme gaming with an Intel GMA graphics card. What games are you playing?

And also with regards to overclocking a laptop/notebook/netbook - they really shouldn't be overclocked due to inefficient cooling. Anyway if you are overclocking that thing and getting BSOD's because of it that's a warning that things aren't right.

BTW I'm not opposed to overclocking myself as my system in my system specs is overclocked, but I wouldn't do it on a laptop as heat becomes a real concern.

My two cents.

Good luck.
Well, about the games, I just used an exaggerated adjective like "extreme". I'm playing silent hill series (2,3,4) PC version and they are running very good at around 25-30fps.

I'm not overclocking by adjusting the settings on bios because I don't want to mess up with my system. I'm just using SetFSB and of course, getting a cooling pad and going in a place where there is many electric fans.
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14 Apr 2011   #9
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

So now we are clear.

And be aware that "SetFSB" software might be causing your BSOD's since you're overclocking your system with it. If you're going to use it, be careful as you can stress components to overheating.

Good luck.
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