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Windows 7: overclocking safe

20 Feb 2010   #1

windows 7
 
 
overclocking safe

i want to overclock my pc but i want to know how
to do it safely

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20 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 X64
 
 

can you fill out your system specs with your processor model etc.
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20 Feb 2010   #3

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tz frantic View Post
i want to overclock my pc but i want to know how
to do it safely
Google and then google some more.

Specs do help.

Packard Bell will be a pre-built which most likely means stock cooler + locked BIOS features, therefore not really suitable for overclocking.
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20 Feb 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Nice avatar SE!! I like it
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20 Feb 2010   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Nice avatar SE!! I like it
lol, cheers

One mans pain is another mans avatar
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20 Feb 2010   #6

windows 7
 
 

  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor i have 4
  • Windows Vista (R) Home Premium
  • 2.4GHz, 1GHz FSB, 8MB Cache
  • 3GB Memory
  • 1Tb Hard Drive
  • 768MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX Graphics
  • Dual Layer DVD Rewriter
  • 8-in-1 Media Card Reader6 USB Connections
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20 Feb 2010   #7

 
 

Thanks for the specs.

But as I mentioned in my first post, since your machine is a factory pre-built machine, there is a very strong chance that you will not be able to overclock using the BIOS.

So unless your BIOS will let you adjust settings like the CPU voltage (vcore), adjust RAM settings and allow you to adjust your Frontside Bus (FSB), you will be limited to using a software based app like SetFSB:

SetFSB_HomePage

Also, if you have a stock Intel Heatsink (CPU cooler), you will be even further limited due to temperature issues.


You might be able to get away with a mild bump in clock speed, provided your temps are okay - but I wouldn't expect too much.
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20 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

As mentioned, its likely you can not OC at from within bios because they are locked.

But even if you can get around the locked bios, via OCing inside Windows with Software..

I would strongly not suggest NOT doing so, with a OEM motherboard.
They simply are not designed to handle the additional stress overclocking creates.

If you decide to try it anyway:

As stated already, the first and most important thing you need is a better cooling solution than the stock. Most certainly with a Quad.
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21 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I have a 5 year old PC downstairs which I've overclocked from day 1, never a problem and still works flawless now with Vista Home Premium.

Things that are essential for overclocking:

Good quality CPU Heatsink
Good quality North Bridge Heatsink
Good quality Power Supply
High performance Ram
Good quality Ram Heat Spreaders (Included with most performance Ram)
Good quality GPU Heatsink (If you plan on overclocking the videocard)

Lots of free time and patience (Internet forum help if needed)
Stress Testing with Memtest86+, Prime95 and 3DMark for Videocard

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21 Feb 2010   #10

windows 7
 
 

SetFSB_HomePage so can i use this software safely
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