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Windows 7: is overclocking safe for my pc


15 Nov 2011   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Most games 30. Some 60fps


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16 Nov 2011   #22

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigdog2626 View Post
i know this like i said im planning on upgrading my video card and cpu but with that mobo would it be worth it
Would this rig be for sale on Craigs list perhaps?

Either way it's not really worth it. Good money after bad tbh. A 360 would probably end up being cheaper.




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gpu is the video card correct?
Correct. Graphics Processing Unit.
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16 Nov 2011   #23

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

no it aint for sale on Craigs list anymore but that is my pc you found probably he hasn't toke it down
i own a 360 which sux because red ring of death hopefully after i get it back from its reball it dont catch it for a very long time
limit my game play and use this pc and the 360 back and forth
so you say it isnt worth upgrading?
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17 Nov 2011   #24

 
 

It really would only be worth it if you managed to get a great deal on a used Q6660, Q8XX or a Q9XX 775 socket cpu.

Considering it's age, the BIOS may not actually be updated enough to accommodate the 'newer' CPU's. I couldn't get enough info about your board to be definite.

Second is the video card - there are plenty of cheap ones to be had - but - the PSU that's in the thing looks like a generic 500W.


'500W' aside, The 12v amperage capabilities required to run a lot of cards would outstrip that PSU's capability. Amps count more than overall wattage in some cases. Generic PSU's especially. There's a 50/50 chance that a new card would either not work from the outset, or it could easily blow up your PSU under load. This little trick can happen at any time

Generic PSU's also have the nasty habit of taking other devices out with them. ie mobo, HDD's, card etc


If you can find a great deal on both a 'newer' CPU and used GPU and are willing to the risk that the mobo supports the chip and the GPU won't blow the PSU - whether or not it's worth it is up to you really.


Personally, I would (and have) called it a day on a machine with those specs. Doable, but still good money after bad tbh.
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17 Nov 2011   #25

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

so upgrade my psu aswell
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Considering it's age, the BIOS may not actually be updated enough to accommodate the 'newer' CPU's. I couldn't get enough info about your board to be definite.
how do i find this one out
this is what asrock.com says about my mobo
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- LGA 775 for Intel® Dual Core Core™ 2 Extreme / Core™ 2 Duo / Pentium® Dual Core / Celeron®, supporting Dual Core Wolfdale processors
- Compatible with all FSB1333*/1066/800/533 MHz CPUs except Quad Core
- Supports Hyper-Threading Technology
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology
- Supports EM64T CPU
*In overclocking mode. Under this situation, PCIE frequency will also be overclocked to 115MHz.
this is my mobos CPU Support List
http://www.asrock.com/mb/cpu.asp?Mod...fdale1333-D667
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17 Nov 2011   #26

 
 

Cheers. I thought it *might* have been the asrock, but I didn't want say 'yeah, go ahead' and give you the wrong advice. I'm glad I held off.

The CPU support lists Core 2 Duo's - but unfortunately no quad chips. So that eliminates any Q6xx, Q8xx,Q9xx chips.

On this wiki page here , the majority of these chips should be compatible. But the lowest I'd even consider as an upgrade would be the E6300. Forget the E4xxx

(some benchmarks to give an idea of the difference between a Pentium D and core 2 Duo )

On the plus side, these Core 2 Duos are everywhere.

If you could find an E8400 for cheap, that would be better. Legendary (and worthwhile) overclockers. Finding one of these for cheap might be hard though. The really cheap ones have probably had the nuts overclocked them. The others seem to hover near the $100 mark



As for the PSU, have a look at it's specs. It should look similar to something like this:

is overclocking safe for my pc-psu-specificationsa.jpg

If you don't have a camera, could you list the 12V Amps? ie 12V 16A

Depending on that, you might luck out and could probably and hopefully get away with only a new video card to boost your frame rate enough to keep you happy. A lot cheaper too.

Ideally, I'm trying to save you as much money for maximum return, without risking your shit - or wasting your time.



* What's your monitors resolution btw?


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17 Nov 2011   #27

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

yes as soon as i open it up again ill give you that info im waiting to do so
i installed my 80gb hdd and it makes a squeaking sound when i access it sometimes
i ran error check with Windows 7 and no error im thinking i put the screw in to tight im hoping thats it
and it dont go died ill let you know that info in a few days
ill have to write them down which is np



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* What's your monitors resolution btw?
by that you mean
Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution
display:VGA
res:1024 x 168 (recommended)
orientation:landscape

it may be my fan im thinking now that makes a squeaking sound every was in a while
if it is you think it would be fine ?
im going to take the hdd out and see if i hear it then




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Depending on that, you might luck out and could probably and hopefully get away with only a new video card to boost your frame rate enough to keep you happy. A lot cheaper too.
sounds good
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17 Nov 2011   #28

 
 

Yeah, it's never a good idea to over tighten anything inside a PC. Always wait till the first 'bite' and tension accordingly. Always stop when it starts really resisting.

Whenever you're ready mate.
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20 Nov 2011   #29

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

ok i opened it up today and mine looked nothing like that pic but i wrote down all the numbers so here they are
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delta power switching power supply

ac input ac115/230v,50/6hz
5/2.5a 6/3a 8/4a
dc output +5v +12v -5v-12v +3.3 5vsb +5&+3.3v total
max-400atx 30a 15a 0.5a 0.8a 20a 2a 200w 400w
.max-500atx 35a 18a 0.5a 0.8a 24a 2a 250w 450w
max-550atx 40a 24a 0.5a 0.8a 26a 2a 285w 500w
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20 Nov 2011   #30

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigdog2626 View Post
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?
You will be better off with a new motherboard....IF your old board can take a dual core, you will have to buy a used one, that's been through who knows what.....
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