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Windows 7: Overclocking CPU

11 Dec 2012   #41

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
Have you tried to push it past 3.7 i think ypu should give it a try. If you temps are that low then go for it
@ 20% it fails to boot;
i am worried about the CPU being used from so much for nothing (it jumps from 0-100% 3 times in 1 sec.)

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11 Dec 2012   #42

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petko131 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
Have you tried to push it past 3.7 i think ypu should give it a try. If you temps are that low then go for it
@ 20% it fails to boot;
i am worried about the CPU being used from so much for nothing (it jumps from 0-100% 3 times in 1 sec.)
Maybe I've panicked a little bit to much
After rebooting, every thing appears normal now.


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12 Dec 2012   #43

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

If you have a decent OC don't push it
anymore be satisfied with what you have

I doubt even overclocking that cpu would boost the WEI anyway im pushing close to 4.8ghz and can't get a 7.9

I would call it a day at that point 3.7Ghz is fine
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12 Dec 2012   #44

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP in VM)
 
 

Good advice Solarstarshines. You'll notice little difference in another 100MHz. And you are risking your computer. WEI is not a benchmark anyway, and was never intended to be. Make sure you have good components and never use software to overclock. Understand, when you overclock your CPU, you are also stressing almost every other component in your computer. The best advice I ever had was if you can't afford to replace it, don't overclock it.
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12 Dec 2012   #45

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
If you have a decent OC don't push it
anymore be satisfied with what you have

I doubt even overclocking that cpu would boost the WEI anyway im pushing close to 4.8ghz and can't get a 7.9

I would call it a day at that point 3.7Ghz is fine

I never intended to oc more. I'm satisfied with 500mhz more
Hope that the pentium 4 lasts till i replace it. If i notice something weird, i will reduce the oc back to 3.
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12 Dec 2012   #46

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
If you have a decent OC don't push it
anymore be satisfied with what you have

I doubt even overclocking that cpu would boost the WEI anyway im pushing close to 4.8ghz and can't get a 7.9

I would call it a day at that point 3.7Ghz is fine

I never intended to oc more. I'm satisfied with 500mhz more
Hope that the pentium 4 lasts till i replace it. If i notice something weird, i will reduce the oc back to 3.2
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12 Dec 2012   #47

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Good advice Solarstarshines. You'll notice little difference in another 100MHz. And you are risking your computer. WEI is not a benchmark anyway, and was never intended to be. Make sure you have good components and never use software to overclock. Understand, when you overclock your CPU, you are also stressing almost every other component in your computer. The best advice I ever had was if you can't afford to replace it, don't overclock it.
I never thought that WEI is a benchmark
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12 Dec 2012   #48

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petko131 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
If you have a decent OC don't push it
anymore be satisfied with what you have

I doubt even overclocking that cpu would boost the WEI anyway im pushing close to 4.8ghz and can't get a 7.9

I would call it a day at that point 3.7Ghz is fine

I never intended to oc more. I'm satisfied with 500mhz more
Hope that the pentium 4 lasts till i replace it. If i notice something weird, i will reduce the oc back to 3.
Very Good .....
Make sure to keep a eye on those temps
Enjoy your new OC looks solid
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12 Dec 2012   #49

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

If anything wierd happens just come back here. We will be happy to help
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12 Dec 2012   #50

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
The best advice I ever had was if you can't afford to replace it, don't overclock it.
That needs to be made a sticky in the overclockers thread. It is such good advice.
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