is it possible to overclock your proccessor cause my friend needs it bad he only has a 1.2GHz proccessor. I might like to too but is it possible? all i know about my proccessor is its 1.6GHz if you need more info tell me how to find out that stuff. and if i dont need to give you more info plz tell me how to overclock it.
I just went into my BIOS and changed the clockfrequency thingy (can't remeber it's name). Only overclocked it 100mhz, but will do more when I get my new CPU fan.
how you get in BIOS?
I'n my case I just press the delite button on startup, but it's different button on different motherboards.
You know that you can ruin your computer if you don't know what you're doing.
i dont think i have that button but im not gonna try anyways sounds like a big risk.
the most commonly used buttons are Delete, F1 and F2, to get into your bios. most Comps BIOS dont have any options to make overclocking easy, like a setting for the CPU multiplier, or FSB clock frequency, tho FSB options are becoming more common, so look for FSB (Front Side Bus) in your bios, and remember to increase in smallest increments possible, and test for several hours before increasing again.
I have a +1800 XP that i've overclocked to +1900. When I tried +2100 it refused to start windows, but I think I can solve that with increasing the power to the CPU with 0.5V. Havn't dared to try it yet, my CPU fan sucks too much.
Btw, about how many Cs can a CPU handle without being damaged?
about 100c, is a good temp to set an alarm. If your to the point were you need to up voltage in your cpu to keep it stable let alone get it to run, then i dont recommend upping voltage if all you have is a fan. increasing voltage is the fastest way to increase heat.
I take what n0e says way too seriously
1st March 2003
"I dont think I have that button"
Pestilence64about 100c, is a good temp to set an alarm. If your to the point were you need to up voltage in your cpu to keep it stable let alone get it to run, then i dont recommend upping voltage if all you have is a fan. increasing voltage is the fastest way to increase heat.
At 100c your processor would burn out... I have my alarm set point at 60c. Here is a small list for all of you who are thinking of overclocking... 1. If you have a Dell, HP, Emachines, etc... forget it. The BIOS's do not have the ability to overclock. You might be able to use software but you wont get much more power than you currently have 2. Make sure if you plan to overclock you have a good CPU HS/Fan, and done research on your motherboard and cpu to see what their linits might be 3. one place to check for good info and get help is extremeoverclocking.com, make sure you use the "SEARCH" button I am by no means an expert but I do know a decent ammount. I have a XP1700 running at 2155Mhz, stock was 1453Mhz, it is essentially a XP2600 at this point. It is stable and I have no heating issues. Feel free to PM me for help, as might not find my way back to this thread. I am usually in the BFV forum or going around the other game forums.