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Windows 7: I wanted to overclock my CPU without any stress..

08 Feb 2013   #1
JoshuaMitchell

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7601
 
 
I wanted to overclock my CPU without any stress..

Hello,

I wanted to overlock my PC,
Its not the newest of the newest PC but i can live with that,
My specs:

Asrock G31M-S
Intel Celeron E3300 Duo Core
Windows 7 x64 Build 7601
4GB RAM DDR2
Stock cooling (No case cooling)

I downloaded ASRock OC Tuner but i don't know what to do.
is it sensible to overclock with this CPU etc?

Friendly kinds.

Are there some other programs you guys use to install and save overclock?



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08 Feb 2013   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

You cannot overclock that CPU. Celerons do not overclock at all.
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08 Feb 2013   #3
TwoCables

 

With the ASRock G31M-S and the E3300 alone (not even counting the stock cooling), it's not worth any time or effort. To start with, ASRock's 775 motherboards were among the worst in terms of overclocking; they were almost as bad as ECS boards. Then there's the fact that it has the G31 chipset which is also no good for overclocking. You'd at least need the P35 chipset. Then there's the fact that it's a Micro-ATX board. Back in the days of 775 overclocking, Standard ATX was really the only form factor worth using because there's more room on the motherboard's PCB for quality components that help with overclocking. Speaking of which, having onboard video hurts too.

Then there's the E3300, and I don't remember this CPU being all that good for overclocking (my memory of 775 overclocking consists more of Core2 CPUs). Of course, there is also the fact that you're still using the stock cooling, and Intel's stock cooler is no good for overclocking. To make it worse, you have no case cooling and to me this means no airflow in the case which is pretty much the final nail in the coffin.

I sincerely apologize for all of this negativity, but I'd rather that you know these things. You can certainly still try to overclock, but I wouldn't risk it.
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08 Feb 2013   #4
JoshuaMitchell

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
With the ASRock G31M-S and the E3300 alone (not even counting the stock cooling), it's not worth any time or effort. To start with, ASRock's 775 motherboards were among the worst in terms of overclocking; they were almost as bad as ECS boards. Then there's the fact that it has the G31 chipset which is also no good for overclocking. You'd at least need the P35 chipset. Then there's the fact that it's a Micro-ATX board. Back in the days of 775 overclocking, Standard ATX was really the only form factor worth using because there's more room on the motherboard's PCB for quality components that help with overclocking. Speaking of which, having onboard video hurts too.

Then there's the E3300, and I don't remember this CPU being all that good for overclocking (my memory of 775 overclocking consists more of Core2 CPUs). Of course, there is also the fact that you're still using the stock cooling, and Intel's stock cooler is no good for overclocking. To make it worse, you have no case cooling and to me this means no airflow in the case which is pretty much the final nail in the coffin.

I sincerely apologize for all of this negativity, but I'd rather that you know these things. You can certainly still try to overclock, but I wouldn't risk it.
At least you're speaking the truth
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08 Feb 2013   #5
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoshuaMitchell View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
With the ASRock G31M-S and the E3300 alone (not even counting the stock cooling), it's not worth any time or effort. To start with, ASRock's 775 motherboards were among the worst in terms of overclocking; they were almost as bad as ECS boards. Then there's the fact that it has the G31 chipset which is also no good for overclocking. You'd at least need the P35 chipset. Then there's the fact that it's a Micro-ATX board. Back in the days of 775 overclocking, Standard ATX was really the only form factor worth using because there's more room on the motherboard's PCB for quality components that help with overclocking. Speaking of which, having onboard video hurts too.

Then there's the E3300, and I don't remember this CPU being all that good for overclocking (my memory of 775 overclocking consists more of Core2 CPUs). Of course, there is also the fact that you're still using the stock cooling, and Intel's stock cooler is no good for overclocking. To make it worse, you have no case cooling and to me this means no airflow in the case which is pretty much the final nail in the coffin.

I sincerely apologize for all of this negativity, but I'd rather that you know these things. You can certainly still try to overclock, but I wouldn't risk it.
At least you're speaking the truth
Yeah, I admit that I was worried someone might come along and just begin helping you overclock without really knowing any better.

Overclocking can be an expensive hobby.
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08 Feb 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Their is no such thing as over clocking any computer without increasing the stress. Many of us over clock. When you reach a level of stress the computer can't handle it shuts down. Then we back the over clock down at little to where the computer can handle it.
TwoCables has made many good points and they are not negative they are correct.
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18 Feb 2013   #7
Wrend

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)
 
 

It also depends what you're overclocking. My i7-3930K OCs pretty easily and safely to 4.6GHz @ 1.35VCore under a decent air cooler, and I don't even need to raise the VCore any for 4.2GHz (though the clock and VCore are dynamic). But this CPU is more or less made to be overclocked, and anyone not overclocking them is really just wasting their potential (provided they have sufficient cooling).

But yeah, some systems and CPUs just aren't as well suited to OCing.
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