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Windows 7: New to the whole OVERCLOCKING thing?

28 Jul 2013   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Plug 2 molex power connectors into it to power your GSO.

I take it your power supply does not have a 6 pin pci express power connector ?


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28 Jul 2013   #12
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by savatreatabvr View Post
I have an average system and I have average computer operating knowledge but this OVERCLOCKING thing has peeked my interest. I'd like to tweak my average system into something I wouldn't be so bored with! Can someone help me tweak my system to run faster?
I OC a 64X2 4400+, I've had it past 3.0ghz before. I do have a mobo made for OC'ing. Your biggest problem is the mobo is not OC friendly. I would look for a used, newer gpu. I just picked up a X1900XT for $20. That should be much faster than my current 9800gt I have in my XP box. Nice thing about playing with OC'ing equipment from 6-8 years ago is the parts are dirt cheap. I've got the XP box running pretty damn fast for what it is and I've done it on the cheap. I figure I'm about 20-25% faster over default settings.
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28 Jul 2013   #13
savatreatabvr

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Yeah my power supply does have a 6 pin PCI-e connector but I used the Y connector supplied with the video card instead, no reason why. Should I use the PCI-e connector rather than the Y connector?
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28 Jul 2013   #14
savatreatabvr

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by savatreatabvr View Post
I have an average system and I have average computer operating knowledge but this OVERCLOCKING thing has peeked my interest. I'd like to tweak my average system into something I wouldn't be so bored with! Can someone help me tweak my system to run faster?
I OC a 64X2 4400+, I've had it past 3.0ghz before. I do have a mobo made for OC'ing. Your biggest problem is the mobo is not OC friendly. I would look for a used, newer gpu. I just picked up a X1900XT for $20. That should be much faster than my current 9800gt I have in my XP box. Nice thing about playing with OC'ing equipment from 6-8 years ago is the parts are dirt cheap. I've got the XP box running pretty damn fast for what it is and I've done it on the cheap. I figure I'm about 20-25% faster over default settings.
I'd like to replace the motherboard but I'm on a tight budget so what is a good new or used motherboard I could pick up cheap?
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28 Jul 2013   #15
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

If you want to learn OverClocking then I would look for a used DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra or SLI, socket 939, cost about $40 then a 64X2 4400+ for $15, $20 for 2gb of memory. The DFI mobo is very picky about the memory, CAS needs to be 2.5 or faster and it wants 128X64 THIS is what you want. I have 4gb of that in my DFI. The ATI X1900XT was at one time the fasted gpu you could buy, about $600, find them on evilbay for $40 or less today. XP pro sp3 runs really great on a system like this.
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28 Jul 2013   #16
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
If you want to learn OverClocking then I would look for a used DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra or SLI, socket 939, cost about $40 then a 64X2 4400+ for $15, $20 for 2gb of memory. The DFI mobo is very picky about the memory, CAS needs to be 2.5 or faster and it wants 128X64 THIS is what you want. I have 4gb of that in my DFI. The ATI X1900XT was at one time the fasted gpu you could buy, about $600, find them on evilbay for $40 or less today. XP pro sp3 runs really great on a system like this.

Overclocking is a little bit more easier today then it was a bit ago

You have some boards that have a auto tune but honestly if you didn't overclock your system before and you were happy the best thing to do here is go for a firm upgrade and no reason to overclock because the performance will be there based on what you are using now

Pretty much get yourself an AMD 990FX board grab a FX6300 New low end GPU like a 7790 or 7850 and possible Psu upgrade new case like 50 bucks and some old parts like the cd rom and hard drives and new ram and you will have a bully system straight up

that's what I just suggested would probably be about 500.00 if that depends on where you shop you can get a decent fx board for a 100.00 cpu 120.00 ram 50.00 case 50.00 Gpu about 160,00 give or take Psu decent one 80.00 corsair series like a tx or hx
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30 Jul 2013   #17
savatreatabvr

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I've got a spare computer with a Pentium 4 processor, 450 watt PS & 4gb ram, I'm wondering if I should work on upgrading that one rather than my AMD?
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30 Jul 2013   #18
BigTabs

Windows 7 64 (bit)
 
 

Point blank No
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30 Jul 2013   #19
BigTabs

Windows 7 64 (bit)
 
 

Save and build one worth keeping updating old technology is pointless in my option
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30 Jul 2013   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Post #3 by kbrady1979 and post #19 by BigTabs tells it all.

Their is no magic wand for making 6 to 8 year old technology work like what is used today.
Use the computers you have and save for the computer you want.
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