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JMG6411

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#1 10 years ago

OK so i have an MSI motherboard (MSI K9MM-V) and a amd 3500 with a 7600GT and im looking to overclock my cpu... ive heard some success storys and some failures with this motherboard and am just wondering if i could actually do it...? \ Also how much extra speed would i get and what would the effects be in games such as UTIII or COD4...? Help Please.,.,?




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#2 10 years ago

Well overclocking has its ups and downs. Pros

  • Added speed
  • More processes per second
  • Fast loading times
  • Improved FPS
  • other good stuff

Cons

  • Increased heat
  • Voided warranty
  • Shortened system life
  • Possibility of file corruption
  • Possibility of BIOS corruption/instability
  • Possibility of system failure
  • Possibility of system instability
  • Requires more electricity

Overclocking is not recommended for the n00bie tech person. If you don't know what your doing you can seriously f*ck up your computer. If your going to OC your system consider the following

  1. Can your PSU handle the higher electricity requirements
  2. Do you know what your doing
  3. Do you have the proper cooling needed for what you are going to do
  4. Do you have a guide to help you with what you are doing
  5. Can you reset your computer if something happens
  6. Again....do you know that you are doing
  7. Are you willing to risk hundreds of dollars on this

What I'm telling you isn't ment to scare you but to inform you as to what you are getting into. If you think you can do it, then by all means go ahead and do it. I usually go the safe route and upgrade my components. I don't know everything that there is to OCing but if your looking to OC your MOBO/CPU, I think your supposed to work with your Front Side Bus or FSB. Here are some guides you can use: X-bit labs - CPU Overclocking Guide ExtremeTech Overclocking Guide Techware Labs - Guides - Overclocking Guide Those may not give you step by step instructions but their called guides for some reason. I hope what I post helps you out in some way. Good luck, GateCrusher420




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#3 10 years ago
GateCrusher420 I don't know everything that there is to OCing but if your looking to OC your MOBO/CPU, I think your supposed to work with your Front Side Bus or FSB.

Yeah, its done by raising the FSB in the BIOS. On some CPU's, you can change the multiplier as well to achieve a faster clock speed, or the same clock speed with a faster FSB. Also, on some boards you can change the FSB/Ram ratio so you can run your ram at stock speeds if its unstable. And when you start to get unstable, it usually involves upping the voltage. Though your games would benefit much more from a better graphics card than they would from overclocking your 3500+.




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#4 10 years ago
Apollo75;4165463Yeah, its done by raising the FSB in the BIOS. On some CPU's, you can change the multiplier as well to achieve a faster clock speed, or the same clock speed with a faster FSB. Also, on some boards you can change the FSB/Ram ratio so you can run your ram at stock speeds if its unstable.

I forgot to mention the multiplier. I nearly fried my old computer messing with that.

And when you start to get unstable, it usually involves upping the voltage.

Which in turn will require a bigger more powerful PSU.

Though your games would benefit much more from a better graphics card than they would from overclocking your 3500+.

But wouldn't OC'ing the CPU increase overall oput of the computer?




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#5 10 years ago

GateCrusher420;4165547

Which in turn will require a bigger more powerful PSU.

Youre talking about .1 to .5 of a volt extra, thats not really gonna need a bigger psu m8.




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#6 10 years ago
UNDIESRULES;4165623Youre talking about .1 to .5 of a volt extra, thats not really gonna need a bigger psu m8.

I always thought that with OCing you would need more watts....guess not.




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#7 10 years ago

ya its cus im getting a new CPU in a couple months and i just thought id try to get as much as i can out of the 3500+ so if the cpu fries its not too much of a problem... but im not really looking to extremely overclock it just a little bit because UTIII is just a little glitchy btw my multiplier is locked... and the reason i asked is because im not sure if my motherboard can even overclock because ive heard some success stories but also some stories where u cant do it because of some pci/pcie lock or sumthin like that:uhoh: any thoughts?




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#8 10 years ago

I don't know much about MSI but my guess is that you can OC it without any problems. Hell.....I'd go all out and just blow that CPU to bits. Thats what I did with my C2D computer before I got my Quad Core. Lol. I was with my friends and we OC'd it to like 4+ GHz. That some bitch got hot. lol. Yeah, we had a 2 x 512MB 7 Series cards in SLi mode. Lol. I think we got roughly 100+ FPS on BF2142 on high. It eventually crashed and we couldn't get it to boot up again. The good thing is that my new computer came the next day. But anyway......I'd go for it if you have better stuff on the way.




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#9 10 years ago

well that sounds like a pretty crazy story but ya i wanna keep the rest of my computer so i dont think im going to go that crazy with the overclocking:lol:




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#10 10 years ago

Yep. But all in all, OCing can be very rewarding. Do be careful though.




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