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Then I suppose I should ask how I would go about replacing a processor, but I don't want to make another new thread; that would be my fourth one tonight
I heard it's difficult, and considered just getting a new motherboard ... hell, when I upgrade that, I'll just grab a new motherboard , this one has one slot for the graphics card and two expansion slots. My case has seven expansion slots. Makes it seem a waste xD
Unless you don't think it's fast enough, I wouldn't upgrade.
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Silly fox, there is no such thing as "fast enough"!
(But seriously, I won't have the money for a while anyway, so no need to worry yourself )
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post #13 of 18
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Ah, and Choggs, I understand that you can make it more powerful for cheaper, but I was wondering what sort of limitations it would have if you hadn't overclocked it, because even with all those fancy core duos going around, my Pentium IV still never gives me problems.
Faster processors will typically perform better in a variety of things on your PC. Overclocking speeds up these processes. If you get 35FPS in a game, now you might get 40+, and make it more playable. You may not notice some of these increases outright, but trust me they are there. And squeezing some speed out of every part of your computer (memory, CPU, FSB, graphics card) combined can yield outstanding performance increases. An overclock of one specific unit might get you 100 extra points in a 3DMark score, but multiply that for each thing and there you go. Every little bit helps.

Plus, it's fun!
    
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Hai, I'm new here, and I was simply wondering ... for most processors, why would you overclock it? I have a 2.9 Ghz Pentium 4, and I've never hit anything that even remotely made me think "I need a new processor". Personally, I don't even really know if a processor can limit gaming power, and I thought multitasking was mostly handled by getting more RAM, so I don't see the point of overclocking to 3.6 Ghz or somesuch, because no current programs seem to need, or even benefit, from a speed that high. What am I missing?
because its FUN. to be honest i don't know anyone but myself that overclocks, and alot of my friends are gamers. they dont really have top end hardware, and nor do i. they dont find them selves being to far out of limitations and nor do i. but as others have said bang for you buck most definitely.
if your willing to do it, you have nothing to lose if your smart about it; i have done some stupid things in my time over clocking and i have never lost any hardware. i say if you have older hardware, such as your p4. then do it. the only time i woould be suss on doing it , is i just bought a new $1000aud quad core or something...then i might be a bit nervous.
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post #15 of 18
to be fair i have hit the "why bother" wall - my PC plays every game i do maxxed with a good FPS, which is why i don't have a C2D in the post.

Of course, the games i play are CPU limited - every bit i overclock out of my CPU is better performance in game.

Plus i do a lot of CPU heavy stuff like rendering, gaming, encoding rar-ing etc.

Oh yeah, and i think OC'ing is 1337
post #16 of 18
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Well, that answers my questions
Now for new ones. Is it possible to break the lock on Gateway motherboards or processors or whatever? I realized that the whole point is that if my processor is outdated, I don't need a new one ... I need to overclock it!
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post #17 of 18
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Well, that answers my questions
Now for new ones. Is it possible to break the lock on Gateway motherboards or processors or whatever? I realized that the whole point is that if my processor is outdated, I don't need a new one ... I need to overclock it!
You'll need a new motherboard for that.
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post #18 of 18
the processor bottlenecks the video card like crazy....so if you uncork the power of the video card, gaming performance skyrockets.

Overclocking makes things faster...that's it. We just like to brag that we have the fastest and we did it ourselves...

Plus, it's FUN!
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