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Windows 7: ok im taking a big leap into overclocking --->

01 Jun 2013   #1
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
ok im taking a big leap into overclocking --->

i really wanna over clock my board from 2.8ghz to 3.2 but im not to sure how to over clock all my spec info is on my system spec page and i can provide more info. can some one give me a crash course on the diff over clocking types ie ram cpu gpu ect . wait you can over clock ram right lol


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02 Jun 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

Does your motherboard support overclocking ?

The easiest way is to slowly increase the front side bus.

If you have know idea how to overclock, you better start doing research.

There are many overclocking forums.

In my opinion, there is no reason to OC todays graphics cards.

And you might consider waiting til you get a decent power supply.
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02 Jun 2013   #3
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

well ik a little but not enough that i trust myself doign it and my graphics card is a older spec gtx 520
i have dabbled in oc before using programs like msi afterburn cpuz and other things to do it but never went past a few mhz somy board does support it at least thats what the tests say
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02 Jun 2013   #4
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows Ultimate SP1/Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 
 

The board supporting it is about CPU overclocking, not GPU overclocking. They are 2 completely different subjects. Afterburner is for GPU. It has nothing to do with CPU. The best advice I ever got about overclocking was 'if you can't afford to replace it, don't overclock it.' I suggest you really spend the time reading up on it before you try it. You have to know what the settings do and also how they affect other settings and components. For your CPU, do not use software, do it by hand in BIOS. And know what is going to happen before you change anything.
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02 Jun 2013   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Based on what you listed as the motherboard,

Motherboard Specifications, M2N78-LA (Violet6) | HP® Support

overclocking is not going to happen, as none of the settings required are available.
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02 Jun 2013   #6
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ah I see thats good to know ill just buy a more powerfull cpu to put init and focus on studing overclocking for when I build my full 3.5k$ computer build
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