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I was talking to a person today who was explaining that she's in the IT field. She's trying to convince me she's running a dual core at 5.0ghz not overclocked... Just using registry hacks...

Now I seriously doubt this is possable, but I had to ask.

She's saying that she has a program that tells her the speed of the processor.. I tried convincing her that just because a dual core has 2 cores, that does not mean you can add the 2 cores together to get 5ghz... If the 2 cores run at 2.5 ghz, that does not mean you're cpu is running at 5ghz..

I was wondering more though, if registry hacks really get more out of a cpu. I seriously doubt it. But I figure why not ask.
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Maybe yes. Hack windows to detect CPU speed much more. If u have notice it if u OC at windows the Speed stays the same.
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This worries me. If this is how competent our IT professionals are going to be.. maybe we weren't made to be a technological species.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by archangelabove View Post
This worries me. If this is how competent our IT professionals are going to be.. maybe we weren't made to be a technological species.
Still laughing.
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post #5 of 52
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This worries me. If this is how competent our IT professionals are going to be.. maybe we weren't made to be a technological species.
Well I know it's possable to OC in the windows envirnment. Atleast video cards.

I do know there are some boards, mine included that have a dedicated chip on the motherboard so that you can actually OC the CPU/FSB/RAM in Windows though..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrSpock2002 View Post
Well I know it's possable to OC in the windows envirnment. Atleast video cards.

I do know there are some boards, mine included that have a dedicated chip on the motherboard so that you can actually OC the CPU/FSB/RAM in Windows though..
Worst thing you could do.
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post #7 of 52
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Worst thing you could do.
I agree 100 percent. But I know it can be done. It is a nifty feature though. From what I can see only Asus and Abit (uguru) does it.

I just stick with the BIOS. Though I know you can not OC a video card in the system BIOS.
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post #8 of 52
adding 2 cores together for total speed? registry hacks so she runs it at 5ghz, but not overclocking?.. she can't be in an IT field. she just can't...

no offence, but if she wants to be in an IT field she needs to stop "hacking" her registry and overclock her brain
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Have her sit next to you and start a thread that she can participate in.

She'll rethink her entire IT education after a couple of hours.
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i lol'd....a lot. This cracks me up. I'm gonna need the name of the place she works so I can never go there.
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