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Well, as you can see my core clock is quite low, i want to raise it to ~2.6 ghz but i don't know from where to start. In the past i've tried using softwares but it doesn't support my motherboard and also there's no option in the bios to overclock my CPU from there. Is there any other way to overclock my CPU ?
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what Motherboard are you currently using? that will give a better idea of what it can do
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I bet this is a dell or some other oem computer, due to the PSU and lack of info (which we need if you want help).
 
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Originally Posted by TheReaperWaits View Post
I bet this is a dell or some other oem computer, due to the PSU and lack of info (which we need if you want help).
300W PSU stock which came with my HP computer and the card i'll be using is hd 6570 passively cooled which would leave behind about 5W?

I believe, this is the motherboard i have:

http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/H...G78169002.aspx

EDIT:

yup this one here

and i believe this is the asus one which also resembles my motherboard due to the VGA port...but my motherboard has nvidia geforce 6150/nforce 430 but this motherboard states 6100 so i'm not sure about this one but the one above (green color one) is the one i have made by HP
Edited by shad0wboss - 6/13/11 at 6:47am
post #5 of 12
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so no help for me at all?
post #6 of 12
i would highly advise not to overclock on that board as the VRM's will blow at any minor OC as well as the VRM's not having any heatsinks on them,they will literally melt, usually OEM boards dont even allow for overclocking so you should look into getting a new pc or mobo

p.s. sorry for the late reply
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post #7 of 12
You won't get any overclock at all, seeing as how that is an HP machine. The motherboard won't have the necessary features in BIOS to do it.

Your best bet is to read up around here, get familiar with the terms, and save for a new board and CPU, and maybe RAM.
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post #8 of 12
For $400 you could build a pretty decent replacement if you reuse the case.

Get something like this:
-5670
-Phenom II x4 955
-mATX MB
-Corsair CX430
-4GB RAM

An Athlon 64 in this day and age is severely outdated, and will bottleneck any good GPU.
 
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Quote:
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For $400 you could build a pretty decent replacement if you reuse the case.

Get something like this:
-5670
-Phenom II x4 955
-mATX MB
-Corsair CX430
-4GB RAM

An Athlon 64 in this day and age is severely outdated, and will bottleneck any good GPU.
Its not as bad as you'd think, but its nothing impressive. I have a spare pc next to my current one, basically dedicated for gaming at 1280x1024, and I pretty much max out source engine games with it. Not bad for a 4600+ and a 5670. Upgrading would show a huge increase though. Definitely look at getting a mobo+cpu combo from a microcenter if you have one near you. They're amazingly inexpensive for the price. A friend of minegot a Phenom II x4 840 & a Msi board with Mosfet cooling for ~108 bucks at a microcenter. He ended up building a pc for ~350 bucks which can play most games these days.
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post #10 of 12
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thx a lot for the replies...i guess i should try selling this rig and make myself a new one...
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