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Hey, what's up everyone, names Larry, i live in Colorado. Now that all the introductions are done, to the question! Alright, judging by the name of this place "OverClocking" should be your specialty. All i would like to know is what overclocking is, what it does, if it is dangerous, and how do i do it? I would be most appreciative.. thanks..
-Larry.
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Check out this thread. Some of it is AMD specific, but you should feel smarter after reading it. Is it dangerous? Overclocking is not dangerous. The following things associated w/ overclocking are... lol. Too much heat is bad for your CPU. Overclocking you CPU produces more heat, but that's why you make sure it's cooled well. You can overclock many chips w/ stock cooling. You just can't overclock as high. Too much voltage is also bad for your CPU. It can lower its life span from 12 year to 6. But to do this you have to be pumping some mad volts into it. And most motherboards don't give you that option. 20%-25% increase in voltage is about as you should take it w/ good air cooling (for AMDs). And who's going to be using your CPU in 6 years anyways? So keep your CPU under 45C, and don't increase the voltage over 20% and your CPU should work perfectly for something like 10 years.

If you would post which brand of CPU you have, I will move this thread to the General section in the AMD/Intel forum.
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I have an Emachines t2642 like a 2.6ghz processor. Intel Pentium II i think..
-larry
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At the minimum, you will have to buy a new motherboard in order to overclock. The mobos any large PC company put in their machines will not have the features needed to overclock. You will also, most likely, need better memory, better cooling, and maybe a larger power supply in order to overclock well.

Oh yeah, welcome to the forums!!
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You have a 2.6GHz PII? Does such a thing really exist?
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oh dear, that was.... my idea..
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not possible. Pentium II's can't come anywhere near even 1GHz. The fastest they came in from the factory was 450MHz.

What you have is an Intel Celeron processor and 256MB RAM, unless you've upgraded. What's weird is that it's even 184-pin RAM, which I haven't seen in a while. I really don't think your system is overclockable at all. Your motherboard will very surely not have the features for it as EMachines was not exactly known as an enthusiast brand. You may be able to fit modern motherboard in there as the original is Micro ATX, if I remember correctly, or maybe they used their own proprietary form-factor.

*edit* wow! you joined this site a LOONG time ago, didn't you? lol.
     
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Originally Posted by wanako View Post
not possible. Pentium II's can't come anywhere near even 1GHz. The fastest they came in from the factory was 450MHz.

What you have is an Intel Celeron processor and 256MB RAM, unless you've upgraded. What's weird is that it's even 184-pin RAM, which I haven't seen in a while. I really don't think your system is overclockable at all. Your motherboard will very surely not have the features for it as EMachines was not exactly known as an enthusiast brand. You may be able to fit modern motherboard in there as the original is Micro ATX, if I remember correctly, or maybe they used their own proprietary form-factor.

*edit* wow! you joined this site a LOONG time ago, didn't you? lol.
Hi,

Have to disagree on that one.

Have two PII's sitting in my closet at 1.3 and 1.4 gig.
PIII's and not Celerons and they could do the same thing.

Both Dell,s
Started life as a V350 and a R450. BX boards.

Dell didn't like it as we were on the Dell forums at the time and pretty sure
we cost them a few dollars.
Even tried to ban us from the forums and were deleting alot of our posts

How.
I-Will slockets.
Took one from 350 to 750 then 1.3.
The 450 followed.
Ram limitations were the problem as believe ended at 512 mhz.
And 100&133 mhz front side bus.
V350 limited to Pci video cards.
R450 was AGP.

Still have a couple new, I believe 256 mhz sticks of ram we tried to upgrade to the 1 gig
area but just slowed the two systems down.
But they were very cheap to buy at that time.

Have the PIII stickers that came with the chips on the cases that sort of confused a few people
since they were PII's.
Back then were the top of the heap for a couple months. lol.

Can Still play the older games on them, win 98se 16 and 32 bit style.

Later
Edited by Irocing - 10/7/11 at 8:12pm
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