View Full Version : OverClocking
12-11-2007, 12:59 AM
Every processor has a max speed, like mine is 2.8GHz stock but has a max speed of 3.8GHz, I have over clocked from 2.8GHz to 3.46GHz, and FSB from 533MHz to 660MHz. So my question is can a Processor go beyond it's max speed with a good cooling system??
12-11-2007, 04:06 AM
Well, I certainly can't answer your question, but it looks like the right thread for my own question:
I just found this website and this looks like the right place to ask. I've got a pretty old system, all things considered and I don't really have the cash right now to upgrade it for quite a while. But I'm interested in overclocking my CPU or GPU or both. This is what I have:
A PowerColor Radeon 9550 256 MB GPU
A Athlon 64 3000+
Since I can't afford to upgrade my system, I also don't want to overclock in such a way that either of these are likely to break. Can I get even a minor boost in performance by overclocking either (or both) of these at a relatively safe level? The Graphics Card has a built-on fan and I also have 3 fans for the case. The processor also has a heatsink & fan. Overall, I'm pretty sure the system temps remain relatively low (around 120 at most for CPU and around 80-90 for system).
So... if I can overclock these, can anyone tell me exactly how I do that? Oh yeah, the motherboard is a Mach Speed Viper K8M8MS Socket 754 Motherboard... Let me know if any other info will help one of you guys help me. Thanks a lot!
12-11-2007, 08:56 PM
No you can't go above the maximum speed of your CPU , the process craps out , when you try to go above maximum ( like on video cards ) .
And no , there is no point in OCing that system , you'll barely get a 1FPS boost ( so next to none in other words ) , it's simply not worth it .
12-14-2007, 05:57 AM
acording to wikipedia's article about over-clocking, they say by over-clocking it's hard to get FPS boost, like from 60FPS to 66FPS, but it will improve image quality, known as the "eye candy", if you want to know more, here's the URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overclocking
12-14-2007, 02:49 PM
Lol , you misread it .
It said there , that if you overclock it , you'll have a slight boost in performance , nothing that you can notice , BUT you can put the settings slightly higher , and still have the same framerate , that you had before overclocking , but just higher settings .
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