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Windows 7: is overclocking safe for my pc

13 Nov 2011   #11
smarteyeball

 
 

The points been missed - it's a Pentium D CPU 3.40GHz and 8500 GT. OC'ing either will net very little (ie SFA) real world gain for potentially a lot of effort. Assuming that the mobo has the needed OC options unlocked to begin with.

I played COD MW2 with similar specs years ago and I was lucky to get above 20FPS on low/med @ 1024x768. While Black OPS isn't much more demanding than MW2, it's still going to run terribly.



Best of luck with whichever way you go.


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13 Nov 2011   #12
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

But that's what overclocking was all about when it first became mainstream.

It was about getting more from a low spec machine, allowing it to do things only a more powerful computer could do.

Now with hyperthread 12core i7's overclocking is almost pointless, it just makes an already fast job faster.

Its more about bragging rights.

If you have a high end CPU and dual GPU's there's nothing you can throw at it today that a computer like that won't struggle with, yet people still overclock it within an inch of its life.

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13 Nov 2011   #13
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
But that's what overclocking was all about when it first became mainstream.

It was about getting more from a low spec machine, allowing it to do things only a more powerful computer could do.
I know mate. I'm not a stranger to Overclocking



But I'm also realistic with expectations and know a lost cause when I see one

OP was hoping for a magic bullet - OCing is not that bullet.
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13 Nov 2011   #14
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Maybe a bullet would be a better bet then means new pc!?!
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13 Nov 2011   #15
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
But that's what overclocking was all about when it first became mainstream.

It was about getting more from a low spec machine, allowing it to do things only a more powerful computer could do.
I know mate. I'm not a stranger to Overclocking



But I'm also realistic with expectations and know a lost cause when I see one

OP was hoping for a magic bullet - OCing is not that bullet.
Which is why I always say, Ocing should be done as hobby, because you enjoy doing it.
You'll get so much more out of it going into with that mindset.

Although there are some gains to be had, if its being done for the sole purpose of increasing performance, you may be disappointed.
It typically will not provide that big of a overall improvement.

I always OC BTW
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13 Nov 2011   #16
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

i havent overclocked my latest rig yet. as im still rocking the stock cooler..

but just this minute ordered a corsair H something or other (got lost in all the different models) should be here tomorrow
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14 Nov 2011   #17
bigdog2626

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

im not really planning on oc'ing because you say there will be no real point to do so for my pc
i run cod mw1 wawmp and a dozen other pc games just fine and pcsx2 ffx
now to my mobo like i said im not planing on oc'ing my pc but im planing on upgrading my cpu and video card i know how to do it but with my mobo would it be worth it

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15 Nov 2011   #18
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

sad to say but you need better parts to run black ops optimally you can run it but not at a nice frame rate like around 45fps which is were i like it or higher fps for me to enjoy, even 30 somthing fps as long as it dont dip but other then that get a better gpu and cpu a duo core or quad core above 2.0ghz and a mid-high range card i would suggest mid if your on a budget
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15 Nov 2011   #19
bigdog2626

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

i know this like i said im planning on upgrading my video card and cpu but with that mobo would it be worth it
gpu is the video card correct?
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15 Nov 2011   #20
bigdog2626

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

hey how fast is the xbox 360 and ps3 when it comes to fps
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