±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: Robski
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6641

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 83
Total: 83
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Downloads
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Home
06: Photo Gallery
07: Downloads
08: Your Account
09: Statistics
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: Home
13: Community Forums
14: Community Forums
15: Community Forums
16: Home
17: Home
18: CPGlang
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Photo Gallery
22: Photo Gallery
23: Home
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: Community Forums
27: Photo Gallery
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: Member Screenshots
31: Home
32: CPGlang
33: CPGlang
34: Statistics
35: Community Forums
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Home
39: Community Forums
40: Community Forums
41: Member Screenshots
42: Community Forums
43: Downloads
44: Community Forums
45: Community Forums
46: Home
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Community Forums
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Community Forums
53: Downloads
54: Community Forums
55: Community Forums
56: Downloads
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Photo Gallery
62: Community Forums
63: CPGlang
64: Community Forums
65: Community Forums
66: Community Forums
67: Home
68: CPGlang
69: Community Forums
70: Photo Gallery
71: News Archive
72: Photo Gallery
73: Photo Gallery
74: Community Forums
75: Community Forums
76: Community Forums
77: Home
78: Community Forums
79: Community Forums
80: CPGlang
81: Community Forums
82: Photo Gallery
83: CPGlang

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Overclocking :: Archived
Resolve issues with your computer problems here or read about the latest computer parts and information.
Post new topic    Revive this topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  Hardware

Topic Archived View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Chuck_71st
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jul 23, 2005
Posts: 235

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:25 am
Post subject: Overclocking

Just wondering if anyone out there does it, Why they do it......How they do it and is your rig stable when doing it? I am currently trying it. I got myself the mother of all after market CPU cooling fans and am overclocking 300 mhz with some good to mixed results.

AMD 3800+ X2 (stock 2000 mhz)
Overclocking to 2310 mhz with the multiplier at 4 giving me 920 mhz on the FSB.
Back to top
View user's profile
Shades
Forum Tree-Rat

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 07, 2005
Posts: 6453
Location: 3rd Branch up, 'Ye Olde Oak', Green Wood.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:49 am
Post subject: Re: Overclocking

Hiya Chuck,

Let me begin by saying that I don't do it personally.
However, many people do.

It's simply souping up your p.c., like folks do with cars, to improve its' performance.

I belong to a p.c. building forum with some very good guides on the subject HERE (top three sticky's).

Overclocking too far will make your p.c. unstable and that's the trick; to get the maximum performance while maintaining a useable system.

Overclocking has been said by some to shorten the life of some components, but they should still last a long time. Most overclockers will replace (by upgrade) overclocked components on a fairly regular and frequent basis making this issue null and void for them because they're replaced long before their life-expectancy is up.
This is why you should never buy second hand components without knowing their history; they may be about to roll over and die.

You need to be able to monitor your temperatures and other things which are shown in the guides and I would recommend a programme of backing up your critical data (which we should all do anyway).

_________________
Skwerl's place.

Com-Central's cutest, fluffiest, twitchiest, tail.
CPU > Intel i9-9900k (o/c 4.9GHz); COOLING > BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 4;
MOBO > ASUS PRIME Z390-A; RAM > 2x32GB Corsair LPX 2666MHz;
GPU > Gigabyte GEFORCE GTX650Ti PCI-e 3.0 2Gb GDDR5;
AUDIO > Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music (plus - Universal Audio UAD2 Quad Custom accelerator);
HDD > 3x1TB+ M.2. SSDs; LCD > DELL - S2419HGF (1920x1080);
PSU > 650W be quiet Straight Power 11 - 80+ Gold;
CASE > BeQuiet! SILENT BASE 601; OS > Windows 10 Home Advanced (64-bit).
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website ICQ Number
Chuck_71st
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jul 23, 2005
Posts: 235

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:45 pm
Post subject: Re: Overclocking

Good points!
I monitor my temperatures and so far so good. Both of my cores are at 31c after 2 battle scarred hours of world in conflict which is really great. I have not increased the core voltage yet as I was having instability issues when i did that.

I figure if I can get that extra boost and keep my cpu nice and cool..I shouldnt need to upgrade for a while yet. I use socket 939 technology (AMD discontinued it 3 months after I built this rig....sucks to be me) So my upgrade options are limited right now. Wink
Back to top
View user's profile
401RCAF_Jel
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 05, 2005
Posts: 614
Location: Hiding in Sherwood Forest
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:24 pm
Post subject: Re: Overclocking

Simple... Overclocking = if it ain't broke then ya just aint trying hard enough lol

Like cars is a good analogy if your happy driving your bog standard motor with no tweaking then leave well alone. Then there's those that can't help but change this, add that, get the grinder out and trim some off.

I've not played with overclocking until recently and truth be known i don't have a clue about voltages here n there, but i thougbht wtf anyway and tried the Nvidia nTune thingy. Works over 3 hrs to stress and test your components and settles on summat that should run hick-up free.

Still running fine, try it at your own peril i'm not a friend of foe of this stuff, i just help but wonder... What will it really do for my rig and performance.

Confused

_________________
System: Mobo - Asus P5N32 E-SLI, RAM - Corsair 2GB 6400C4 DDR2, Graphics - GeForce 8800GTS 320mb GDDR3 PCI-Express, Proccessor - Intel CPU Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz 1066FSB LGA775 4MB cache.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Chuck_71st
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jul 23, 2005
Posts: 235

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:19 am
Post subject: Re: Overclocking

Excellent guide there at that site shades thx Mr. Green
Back to top
View user's profile
Shades
Forum Tree-Rat

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 07, 2005
Posts: 6453
Location: 3rd Branch up, 'Ye Olde Oak', Green Wood.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:49 am
Post subject: Re: Overclocking

yw (Guess who can't sleep.... 04:50!!! GEEZE!)

Smile

_________________
Skwerl's place.

Com-Central's cutest, fluffiest, twitchiest, tail.
CPU > Intel i9-9900k (o/c 4.9GHz); COOLING > BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 4;
MOBO > ASUS PRIME Z390-A; RAM > 2x32GB Corsair LPX 2666MHz;
GPU > Gigabyte GEFORCE GTX650Ti PCI-e 3.0 2Gb GDDR5;
AUDIO > Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music (plus - Universal Audio UAD2 Quad Custom accelerator);
HDD > 3x1TB+ M.2. SSDs; LCD > DELL - S2419HGF (1920x1080);
PSU > 650W be quiet Straight Power 11 - 80+ Gold;
CASE > BeQuiet! SILENT BASE 601; OS > Windows 10 Home Advanced (64-bit).
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website ICQ Number
Chuck_71st
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jul 23, 2005
Posts: 235

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:27 pm
Post subject: Re: Overclocking

I'm gonna do some 3D mark scores this weekend. I'll let you's all know what I find. Wink
Back to top
View user's profile
Chuck_71st
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jul 23, 2005
Posts: 235

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:16 am
Post subject: Re: Overclocking

AAARGH! I dont get much more performance by overclocking. And the stability issues are creeping up so I guess I wont bother. I think my motherboard is the issue I need a delux or platinum model I think, i'm overclocking to 2300mhz only, anymore and I get conflicts.

So there it is,,,,,, you spend your money on new hardware or..you buy high end hardware so you can overclock either way it all costs money. Confused
Back to top
View user's profile
Uhu_Fledermaus
Aircraft Demolition Expert

Offline Offline
Joined: Nov 28, 2004
Posts: 4369
Location: Blaricum, The Netherlands ~GMT+1
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:27 am
Post subject: Re: Overclocking

no gain without pain ........................... Rolling Eyes
Back to top
View user's profile ICQ Number MSN Messenger Photo Gallery
Shadow_Bshwackr
Janitor

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 21, 2005
Posts: 6989
Location: Central Illinois, USA
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:50 pm
Post subject: Re: Overclocking

or more money...lol
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Revive this topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  Hardware
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours

Archive Revive
Username:
This is an archived topic - your reply will not be appended here.
Instead, a new topic will be generated in the active forum.
The new topic will provide a reference link to this archived topic.