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    overclocking

    Where do I start? What do I need to overclock my main chip. How much cooling do I need for minor overclocking (like 0.2 GHz or something).

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    Well, I would say that you shouldn't use your new comp that you're talking about. Overclocking is never guaranteed. Hence, only use stuff that you wouldn't be too ........ed about losing.

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    Re: overclocking

    Originally posted by frenchfry164
    Where do I start? What do I need to overclock my main chip. How much cooling do I need for minor overclocking (like 0.2 GHz or something).
    Depends on what you got, go type overclocking into google, all you'll ever need man.

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    Ermm, if you have to ask it this way, you aren't ready

    There are a number of websites out there that will help you know what you need to know. Just do a google search for info. Basically, it all comes down to research if you want to do it right.

    Also, is this a custom built PC, or a name-brand one? Most name brand computers don't have much overclocking options, and this extents to a lot of Intel manufactured motherboards as well. Overclocking begins in the BIOS (generally). Find out what your motherboard has to offer. The most basic way to overclock is to raise the FSB (front side bus) by a few MHz or so. There are many limitations on how high you can raise this number, ranging from RAM, CPU, video card (and other components), and the motherboard itself.

    And that's just the tip of the iceburg. 200 MHz on newer processors should be pretty easily handled on air in a well ventilated case. I run my XP 2200 (bad overclocker) up to a little over a 200 MHz O/C on air no sweat. Unlocked though, I haven't even touched a 166 MHz bus and have it be stable

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    no i'm definitely not going to do it on our new comp, since my dad paid for most of it . He'd get kinda ........ed if I screwed something up. But I'm getting a comp for my room pretty soon. Oh, and I found out the basics of overclocking off of a site a few hours ago. Sounds like a lot of work.

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    Sounds like a lot of work.
    well is changing a few settings in the bios lots of work ?
    for instance
    CAS Read wait state and CAS write wait state.... just lower them as much as youcan or better disable it... only negative thing about is is that signals might be send to a device wich isnt ready,
    wich can lead to instability of ur comp because the device cant catch up with the signals

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    To do it right, yes its alot of work.

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    Well, I'm not really aware of your computer's specifications, fry?

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    Don't worry about it. I'll learn more when I actually get the computer I'm going to do it on.

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    Originally posted by frenchfry164
    when I actually get the computer I'm going to do it on.
    Haha

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