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I am hoping that someone can help me OC, if it is even possible with my system. My computer gets bogged down with a suite of programs I use for my work which run a complicated set of algorithms that can take hours, to days, and often several weeks to finish. I am hoping to shave some of that down by a couple of days by asking for more from my CPU. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to overclock my system, and if so, can you guide me in doing it without using too much jargon? My screen shots should tell you more about my system than I could. Thanks very much.

By the way, I put this system together a couple of years ago, so if it's not possible to OC this setup, I would be interested in hearing what people think the best setup would be (mobo and CPU--Core Duo? AMD?) for running heavy number crunching programs. Thanks again.



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Welcome to the forums corceator,

You have an Intel PERL motherboard and they do not allow for BIOS overclocking. You can use a software method to overclock the board I believe but I also believe that you have to redo the overclock on every startup. I could be wrong about the startup though as there might be new software overclocking tools that will automatically reset for you.

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First thing you should do is defragment your hard drive, second you should make sure your computer is virus/trojan free. Spybot S&D is a good program to check with and it's free.

Finally I would change your page fileing to 1024 min/max since you have 2gigs of ram.

These should speed up your computer, and afterwards if you would still like to Overclock I'm sure one of the Intel Gurus can help you out...

AS far as a new system AMD Duel cores are super for Number crunching.
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goin off of loki, i say turn off the paging file completely... i dont even use it and i only have 1gig of ram, so youll have no problem with your two gigs of ram... also run adaware and get CCleaner and run them all to clean your system out of nasty resource hogging crap...

then read through this guide to get you started on your OC...with decent cooling i bet you will be able to hit around 3.0-3.2ghz... which will really help!
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Before you disable your pagefile it would be good for you to post the programs that you use in your profession as many databased subsystems and number-crunching transactions work off of a pagefile and can complain or crash without an active pagefile.

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Well if i got it right your mobo brand is Intel,which is no good for overclocking and if you really need some processing power for your work you better get a new setup since time is money. If you can say how much you can spend on a new setup i'm sure ppl here will help you decide for the best hardware you can get for that price.
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ooo yes that is right, you wont be able to OC with that mobo, so your kinda stuck, you can upgrade the mobo, or build a whole new system, which would really just be the mobo,cpu,ram,and videocard.... depending on how much you wanna spend we can help pick you out whats best....
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First of all, thanks to all of you for your responses. Since I can't OC due to my Intel mobo, it's time to start putting new pieces into the case. I have about $1,000 in grant money left over that I could spend on parts. Namely, a CPU mobo, new RAM, and video card. I was hoping to get a wide (23" or so?) LCD screen with that money so I dont have to click through windows to manage multiple programs, but if I need to upgrade my core system so be it. I know there a folks who swear by AMD over Intel chips, but I am really interested in a system that can handle computationally intensive tasks. I noticed that loki said an AMD dual core is a good one? Any specifics on these items?

FYI, my current system is a clean install a few weeks ago so it's unlikely anything more than a CPU that has an enormous task on its hands, and just can't do it fast enough. Very often, people in my field use clusters of 5 PCs to run these kinds of programs I use. I don't have the luxury of that.

Thanks again, very much.
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post #9 of 15
$1000?


ASUS P5WD2-E-Premium

Intel 930 Presler 3Ghz

Corsair XMS 1GB (2x512MB)

or....

OCZ Gold 1GB (2x512MB)

comes in a little less......


puts you at about $687.......leaves pleanty of room for a nice video card if you want one......or a faster Presler if you don't........either way, you'll want a Big Typhoon or something to cool it down, the stock heatsinks with the 9 series are terrible........not only will you likely not be able to overclock on a stock one, but you won't want to run stock settings with one.......



...or, if you can wait a few months, plan for a Conroe, Intel will be releasing those in July, and early reports show they will be reasonably priced and super fast......
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I love Intel don't get me wrong but I would go with an AMD. (first and foremost you won't have to buy new memory AMD mobo run standard PC3200) Both the X2 4800+ or 4400+ look best in the benchmarks for pretty much everything, even beat out an Pent EE 840.

Which you can find here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103544

You can use the memory you have...
Then go with an Asus A8V-E Deluxe which is here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131523

Both of those run about $750 with shipping, so you'd have $250 for either new ram or a new video card and I'm sure that setup would def shorten up your crunching time especially with a nice oc.
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