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Windows 7: is overclocking safe for my pc

12 Nov 2011   #1
bigdog2626

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
is overclocking safe for my pc

is overclocking safe for my mobo,cpu,gpu or even my video card ?
and what would overclocking even do?


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12 Nov 2011   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Read through these FAQ's
Overclocking FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) - How to Overclock! - Overclockers Club

Main concern is overheating and frying one of your components.
THW
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12 Nov 2011   #3
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

if your using stock CPU heatsink, it wouldnt be advised to go to far. And to watch the temps. Speed fan should be avoided.
It sometimes gives rogue readings. apparently my i5's idle temp is 98c...
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12 Nov 2011   #4
bigdog2626

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote:
The lifespan of the CPU and other devices will be shortened
that right there ends it for me no need to cont. reading
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Speed fan should be avoided.
then what software should i use to see the temps
speedfan tells me my temps are 45c-55c running hot at 55c which is kind of odd i think most post say 65-90 is hot

so im not overclocking by running cod black ops when systemrequirementslab says i cant
right?
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12 Nov 2011   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigdog2626 View Post
then what software should i use to see the temps
Try HWInfo - select either 32 or 64 bit depending on your system.

HWiNFO, HWiNFO32 & HWiNFO64 - Hardware Information and Analysis Tools
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12 Nov 2011   #6
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigdog2626 View Post

so im not overclocking by running cod black ops when systemrequirementslab says i cant
right?
I'm not going to lie mate - even if you could adequately OC both CPU and GPU - it's not worth it for your CPU and card.


Haven't used systemrequirementslab , but depending on the detection type, you could OC'ed up the ying yang yet it will still read ' the default speeds'

As for Black Ops - you probably could run it - but it would be on low. OC'ing simply wouldn't help.
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12 Nov 2011   #7
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

yes it shortens the life of your CPU, but you wont notice it.

Unless you plan to keep your rig for a long long time.

Poor cooling could already be having an adverse effect on your hardwares lifespan.. thats got you worried hasnt it
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12 Nov 2011   #8
Big Tom

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
yes it shortens the life of your CPU, but you wont notice it.

Unless you plan to keep your rig for a long long time.

Poor cooling could already be having an adverse effect on your hardwares lifespan.. thats got you worried hasnt it
LOL don't freak the guy out OP, i overclocked mine a modest .5GHz. Just don't get too crazy with it and you will be fine
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12 Nov 2011   #9
MRValiant

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I have no problem overclocking.

getting the Itch to start a new build
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13 Nov 2011   #10
bigdog2626

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

ok the temps of HWInfo and speedfan matched up
ok ty
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