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What will I need to overclock my Cpu

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I'm a noob to this topic, but a very fast learner.
I've been reading around, and cant seem to find what I'm looking for,
I'm looking for:
> APPS to Overclock my CPU
> APPS to retrieve details like voltage & CPU information.

I aint asking any1 to hold my hand,
but could u at least point me in the right direction.

Thanks.
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Heres the details:

Intel(R)
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80Ghz
2.79 Ghz, 512MB of RAM.
Yes its ancient smile.gif


[edit: I'm not sure if this is the right section.]
post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by THALE;12186023 
I'm a noob to this topic, but a very fast learner.
I've been reading around, and cant seem to find what I'm looking for,
I'm looking for:
> APPS to Overclock my CPU
> APPS to retrieve details like voltage & CPU information.

I aint asking any1 to hold my hand,
but could u at least point me in the right direction.

Thanks.
________________\\


Heres the details:

Intel(R)
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80Ghz
2.79 Ghz, 512MB of RAM.
Yes its ancient smile.gif


[edit: I'm not sure if this is the right section. Please forgive me if it is not this is my 1st post.]

you are in the wrong section but oh well. its best to overclock in the bios of your PC and not use software, to monitor all your cpu details I would CPU-Z that can be downloaded here. when in the bios for a first time overclocker then I would just start increasing the front side bus and that will increase the core smile.gif
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Ok I'm gonna give this a try. Thanks.
post #4 of 9
also use softwares like realtemp or coretemp to monitor your temps as well.

make sure you have a good cooler too thumb.gif
    
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post #5 of 9
Ok, a couple things here.
a. Is this a home-built or store-bought computer? A large majority of store-bought computers will NOT be able to overclock.
b. Do you have the stock cooler or an aftermarket cooler? For the love of everything overclock.net please don't overclock on the stock cooler.
c. CPU-Z for voltage monitoring, realtemp for temperature monitoring.

Never overclock within windows, always use the BIOS.
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Thread Starter 
a. Store-bought.
b. Stock cooler.
c. Thanks.

So I wont be able to overclock it?

Well heres the deal, it used to run pretty loud, powerful & fast, when using big applications.
So i started using programs that would clean up & quiet down my Cpu.
They did.

But at the cost of all non-system applications to run slow. & so the system has decided to consume all the main power/memory. Giving only small amounts to applications that need large amounts.

Not bothered to try & undo everything I had just done.
I deleted my D drive(had xp on it)[thinking this would erase all the changes I've made], made a new drive; installed xp onto it.
But the system is still hogging the majority of the memory.

Longstory short, I'm trying to overclock my computer to its once before status.
So this shouldnt cause any problems with the cooler?

Any feedback is much appreciated.
Edited by THALE - 1/29/11 at 8:34am
post #7 of 9
D:\ drive does not contain the XP system files, C:\ drive contains the system files.

Store-bought computers usually have OEM motherboards that do not have any overclocking options, so the short answer is no, you cannot overclock your computer. And besides, it's never a good idea to overclock on the stock cooler, as it is designed to specifically meet the needs of the CPU at stock, and won't handle anything much higher.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks again.

Im getting a new CPU in a month so im not too fazed about the fate of this one.
But right now I cant do much on it. Such as; well... anything.

So are you saying if I attempt this; it will overheat? or its likely to overheat?
post #9 of 9
overclock threw the bios if possible. Use CPU-Z, CoreTemp, and Speed Fan to monitor temps and core voltage. Also use a program called Prime95 to stress test your overclock to make sure its stable. I believe theres a tutorial on here on how to use Prime95 to stress test and overclock.
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