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Burning up vid cards by overclocking?

Q: Burning up vid cards by overclocking?

I've heard overclocking is not a great idea because it can burn up your vid card.
Is this true?

I don't overclock and my vid card seems to get hot all too often.

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A: Burning up vid cards by overclocking?

Usually will only happen if you overvolt for extended periods.
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A:Overclocking laptop video cards

Well you really shouldnt overclock a laptop due to the extra heat and you cant upgrade stock cooling on them
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i dont have any idea how to overclock a graphics hypothetically saying is it safe? and whats the downside of it?

A:Is overclocking for graphics cards safe?

Quote: Originally Posted by mrwearysinner

i dont have any idea how to overclock a graphics hypothetically saying is it safe? and whats the downside of it?

No it isnt IMO Downsides are heat, instability, and shortened life span.
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I have an nvidia 7300SE and i want to overclock it plz post a tutorial keeping in mind that m a complete novice

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Beginners Guide to Overclocking nVidia Video Cards Introduction :: TweakTown
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A:Burning question regarding hard drive performance and overclocking

I'm not an AMD guy but since no one else is chiming in I'll give it a shot here. My first day here posting so cut me some slack <g> The XP-M 2400 is supposed to be a 2 GHz processor right? If the FSB is 266, then the core clock is 133. If you are just changing the multiplier and not the front side bus, then a multiplier of 11x times the core clock of 133MHz will give you a frequency of just over 1.4GHz. Your processor is running at 75%. That's why your benchmarks are low. The stock clock would need a multiplier of 15x to get to the 2GHz rating. You need to be raising the multiplier and the front side bus. Some people are getting to 12x 208mhz with a voltage push and good cooling. Your temp will also be affected by the wattage. I believe that CPU came with a 35W and 45W version. The lower wattage would equate to lower temps. But you have to ease them up one then the other. Take your time. And remember to lock your AGP/PCI frequencies at 66 and 33 or you'll get unstable. Also as you push the FSB you are also overclocking your memory. You may have to raise your memory timings and DIMM voltage. If you have a CLK Spread Spectrum setting in your BIOS disable it. Check this out. It's a couple years old but the facts are still relevant.
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A:A Basic Guide to Overclocking. Read before posting Overclocking Questions

Also note that they must have significant cooling/air flow for a significant overclock.
And I think you made the message twice? I read the second half and it's exactly the same as the first half.
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If you already consider yourself an enthusiast, pardon a bit of background here--we'll get into the nitty-gritty technical stuff in just a second.

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A:Workstation graphic cards vs. consumer cards

The last question is the easiest - I would go with nVidia because their CUDA processing engine accelerates many of the applications you use. I know Adobe CS5 and Maya take advantage of it but don't know about the rest of the applications you listed.

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nVidia provides information touting how much their cards accelerate Adobe CS5, including general description about CUDA with internal links to more info for advanced users:a

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A:Difference between quadro cards and gaming cards

boagz said:

I was wondering what makes NVidia's quadro cards so much more expensive than even the high end gaming GPUs? I know there more for the "workstation" PC and are used more for 3d modeling and such with programs like 3ds max and maya but what exactly do these quadro cards have that the high end gaming GPUs don't? More cuda processors? Higher Memory bus width? The reason I am asking is because I recently purchased a GTX 780 SC and was thinking of getting into either 3ds max/maya in the near future. Would purchasing another GTX 780 and putting into sli configuration help with programs like max and maya? Thanks for the any help!Click to expand...

To answer your question, the Quaddro series of cards or FirePro for AMD are different from the gaming cards because they re-purpose the cards for straight up compute. The software included with them and drivers along with some additional features make them poor at gaming but better in the fields of compute/cuda dev/opencl/etc. Also those cards in most cases also cram more RAM than the standard card models for higher rendering among other things.

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A:When burning DVDs the windows close and the burning fails but the drive keeps spinnin

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A:Nero Burning ROM crashing caused perpetual burning from DVD Drive

Go to Task Manager...shut the system down from there.
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A:some nero burning user veteran??problem burning...

I am a "Nero Veteran", war veteran, etc.. etc.. The reason your having problems is simple. Some discs cannot be copied, as they may be copy protected or contain errors. If you are unsure if your disc can be copied,
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A:Audio CD Burning with Nero Burning Rom

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This is just a simple explanation.

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Not sure how to to it with Intels...but I would go to another website to find out, like
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Overclocking a laptop is really not a good idea because they dont handle the excess heat to well, at least in my expirience anyway
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You can overclock just the CPU, but it involves "unlocking the multiplier". I'll come up with some links in just a second.
Techspot's Overclocking the Athlon XP Processor
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not to be done by noobs...

read here for an explanation:
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ASUS P4PE offers robust overclocking options to maximize your system performance.

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Rock-solid stability

.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
When the system hangs due to overclocking failure, there is no need to open the case to clear CMOS data. Simply restart the system and the BIOS will automatically restore the CPU default setting for each parameter

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Closing duplicate.
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hi [email protected],

1. simply put... overclocking = making your processor operate faster than it's rated (default) speed

2. yes it can help the performance of a computer (that doesn't mean that it will)

3. if the computer that you're referring to is the Dell e310 listed in your profile, then you cannot overclock.

to overclock any significant amount (noticeable performance gain) it must be done through the BIOS. unfortunately OEM PC's like Dells have crippled BIOSes that lack overclocking options. also the hardware itself (mobo, ram, psu, etc.) are generally lower quality and are not up to the task of overclocking either.

sorry to be the bearer of bad news :rolleyes:

***please note that I am not intending to put your system down in any way. Dells are decent quality and reliable machines, they simply cannot overclock***

cheers :wave:
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A:?? overclocking

If it's been running long enough for you to read this reply to your post, then, you succeeded! I presume the bus speed was set at 66mhz before?
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Originally Posted by elbmek

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Your CPU is locked. You can't OC it. We have the same CPU except mine is unlocked.
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I would like to ask your help how to stop that overclocking and what caused it, because I didn't do that?

BTW, the device runs win8 64x

Thanks in advance and have a nice day.
CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz"MaxSpeed: 1900CurrentSpeed: 2395 Processor may be overclocked!Expected Frequency: 1900Actual Frequency: 2395Overclock Ratio: 1.26053 BIOS Version 65CN89WW BIOS Release Date 09/04/2012 Manufacturer LENOVO Product Name IdeaPad U310


It's called "Turbo Frequency", your CPU can go up to 3.0GHz, you don't need to be concerned, I believe.
ARK | Intel? Core? i7-3517U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.00 GHz)
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A:overclocking my cpu

steveg123 said:

id like to know how far i can push it from its stock 2.4ghz speed without the need for extra cooling.Click to expand...

That all depends on how long you want to run the processor before you fry it.

A good guide for overclocking. Use it at your own risk.
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antec 380Watt

Tryin to overclock MOBO?


Yes, but while it is true that you can change clock speeds and voltages in the BIOS, it really is important to be carefull when changing settings in bios as small mistakes can easily fry your hardware.

Overclocking the CPU will probably not need much additional cooling as long as you don't change the volts. If you're going to overvolt you may need to increase the speed on your fans.
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The only way to know what is stable yet more efficient, is to overclock gradually - by this i mean slowly overclock, going very slow; this should make sure you do not damage any components and also ensures you get some sort of system gain out of it.

I suggest you read-up on some overclocking, which can be found here; and

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A:Need help with overclocking

Hi TheDumbass,
for the x2 5000, right around 225 @ 2.9 is the limit for them. for a vast majority of those CPU's raising the core voltage does not help to attain a higher OC.
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I've googled my vid card and overclocking many times. All with the same results, download such and such program and run it. It never works though, it extracts and it closes. I belive the program is called 'ForceWare GURU' or something like that.
Does anyone have links, tips or guides about overclocking a GeForce 5500.
Also, what settings should I put it to for top gaming performance via right clicking the desktop>properties>advanced.


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Hello Guys
I Have a INtel core 2 quad Q8200
XFX 750i Sli MOBO
Corsair 2 Gb 800
XFX 9800gt
400 wat PSu

I went into the bios and overclocked my cpu to just 2.52Ghz from 2.33Ghx FSB to 1446 from 1333 the bios shold it overclocked but when i caome to windows it is not overcloacked the windows does not show any thing changed and the software cpu-z does not show any thing changed on the othherhand when i underclock the cpu it changes in windows too.when i overclock the ram there is again everything is fine but cpu overclocking the xfx support is crap they wont help

A:Overclocking Help

Change the CPU multiplier to 1:1 and disable C1E in the bios. Increase the CPU clock to the maximum stable value
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Hey guys! I have been thinking lately of creating my own water cooling solution for overclocking, and have chosen an old Pentium MMX CPU at 233Mhz for testing. I was just wondering how you guys would go about overclocking it. I have an AOpen AP5VM motherboard. Also, if this cooling system works, I'll post how I did it on a new thread.

A:Overclocking a P MMX 233

Try software overclocking first. That way you get an idea of what it can and can't handle. Try CPUFSB to see if it supports the chipset. Then bump up the speed slowly and surely, when you find a speed thats a little faster and stable. Note it down so you can figure which jumpers and or bios settings are needed to obtain it.

This way, you only have to open the case up once.
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A:overclocking cpu..? how..?

Not sure if OEM mobo's from gateway or any company like that has a softbios that will give you the option to up the FSB.. some boards can be overclocked with the Jumpers only. moving certain jumpers will increase the FSB..
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Hi I m pretty new Overclocking i7 920 at overclocking but I have read a lot of guides and watched several videos as well I have an i with Asus P T the regular one not the deluxe or any special editions I was running prime overnight and it would crash or restart after hours of testing I m just wondering if this means it s stable or not Some people would run prime for HOURS - hours and some people would run it for less eg minutes of a small little test and then hours of testing after that My goal is to try and overclock it to GHz as I would rather not risk my system with GHz I m just wondering if the crash means the voltages needs to be raised or not Also I have Gigs of ram at the moment and I left out everything as Auto for now in the BIOS except the bus voltage left that as v Overclocking i7 920 Currently I m testing at GHz Overclocking i7 920 to see if it can get through at least hours I would also like to add that the highest temp I ve seen is - C with Real Temp whenever I run prime so the temp does seem safe and all As always help is appreciated and thanks in advance nbsp

A:Overclocking i7 920

hey asdfasdfasdf,
'stable' is a relative term. there isnt a system out there that is 100% stable. there is no shortage of tutorials on how to OC the i7 as you know, so I would define all of the parameters you have to work with ie voltage and so on.when finding the max vcore watch for when upping the vcore no longer nets any additional advantage, or becomes a case of diminishing returns, and back it off a tenth.The crashes can be caused by any aspect of your system, the memory, vcore, NB, etc. in other words overclocking your memory for example may open up more headroom for your cpu etc.and finding the bottlenecks in the process is the 'trick' in OCing. As far as 'stable' goes, if you hit 5 hours at full load, odds are that it will give you much trouble at all. when i get to the maximum i think the cpu has in it, i stress it for 8-10 hours without a crash or hang, back off 10mhz and call it Stable, this has been very successfful for me as I very rarely have a machine that locks up due to the cpu's version of valve float. just my opinion, but 65c is too high for my taste, i would suggest if you are getting that warm you look at a different cooling for your 920.
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Thank you in advance for any help and suggestions yall have. My computer specs are liseted below.
~Da Bob~

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I am debating whether or not to overclock my PC. I am pretty sure I need better cooling before I do considering I only have 2x80mm fans and a stock AMD heatsink. I was thinking of putting 2x80mm and a 120mm in before I OC. What temperature should my cpu be at before I OC? I have an AMD 3700+ 939 Socket proc and an ABIT Av8-3rd Eye mobo (comes with the uGuru clock that you can OC directly from). This is pretty lame question, more or less I am just looking for opinions. Thanks.


There are plenty of overclocking sites on the web, I would suggest you do a search for one of them.

I won't tell you not to OC, I OC myself but I will tell you to find a forum dedicated to OC'ing and read. Ask questions, be sure you know what you are doing before you decide to make the move. Be prepared for allot of stability testing.

For instance, my machine has the same 3700+ you are wanting to OC. I can hit 2750 mhz. pretty easily but I have to raise the vcore to 1.475 to hit that. I can run 2625 on stock vcore, or I can run at 2500 mhz on 1.35 vcore.

Now, since any OC can be dangerous I of course choose the 300 mhz OC of 2500 mhz at a lower than stock vcore. I idle at 31*C and max out at 41*C. I like these temps and I really don't need any higher of an OC.

Overclocking can get addictive. I have seen many people destroy their equipment from overclocking too high. If you are bent on doing it, read up. It may well save you allot of money.
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Hello, I'm trying to overclock my ATI Radeon 9250 PCI card. I heard somewhere around 300Mhz is a good idea, is this true?


Have you searched through google? Try to set the clock bit below the records you've seen so that you're safe., and also you could check your complete gpu specs at wikipedia (keyword radeon R300)
It happens to me when overclocking my MR9700 from 450, 210 to 500 and 250
but so far i do not see much improvement. Even what i see is a damage occured by the overclocking most probably.
Memory clock, if you set this clock aggresively, simply you just watch a mpeg file in wmp and some distortion will be there.
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A:Help on OverClocking

Lots of reading via the web. Every chip is different, every motherboard has different capabilities, etc. Generally speaking, you start by trying to up your front side bus speeds and finding the point where it runs stable and within temp. From there, you can increase the FSB speeds more and may have to tweak your voltages slightly to get stability...and you always have to watch your temperature as you can easily kill your CPU.

Seriously though, just do some research on your mobo and your chip. You will hopefully find lots of info on the web. I researched my options for nearly a week before I put my machine together and got it up and running. I went for extremly modest on stock cooling. I took my Q9550 at 2.83ghz to 3.20ghz. It's next to nothing, but my temps didn't jump at all. Anything more than that and my temps started to I just left it alone. It's fast enough.
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I would like to stick to Win 8 cause of DX10 and because I think Microsoft did a really great job this time.


A:GPU Overclocking Win 8 Pro

ATI don't support Windows 8 for your 4850, but for OC it , have you try Afterburner ?
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A:Am i overclocking?

Those processors have "Intel Turbo Boost technology" built in so when necessary it will step frequency up and lower when not needed. It's not considered Overclocking. Which processor is that exactly ?
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I have an nvidia gforce pcx 5750 and need to put a little more power into it. I want to be able to run bf2 at medium video settings without choppy gameplay. Would over clocking my gpu do the trick??

A:Is overclocking the way to go

Yes, but if you have the money upgrade.
if you do decide to overclock the process can be dodgey if done incorrectly.
secondly check your cooling for the card if its poor then i dont think i wolud over-clock it.
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I recently bought an Envy Phoenix with a 5820k in it, and I am looking to do some overclocking. I would like to mention comes with HP closed-loop water cooling, which I know nothing about. I was wondering how far I should overclock the 5820k (I heard it was a beast) with the HP cooling (is it even good?) and how to overclock on the HP motherboard. Thanks for your help!!

A:HP Overclocking

PhoeNiX777, welcome to the forum. You can go into the BIOS to find the section for Overclocking.  As to how far can the processor be OC'd? -- it depends on the processor.  I have never found two processors that OC the same.  The best policy is to take it in small increments.  This will assure that it doesn't overheat too much.  HEAT is your enemy.  The liquid cooling will make a lot of difference, but it still has its limitations. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.
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I have be pushing my processor up slowly to about 2.7 and just wanna know when I should stop.

My temp idle is 38°C and 45°C when maxed
I am not sure what I should over clock it too.

Asus A8N-SLI nForce4 SLI
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 2.2
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Western Digital 250GB sata2
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A:How much is too much? (overclocking)

What you need to do is stress your pc and test for instabilities!!!!

Once you have found that point, back off the overclocking untill its stable again!!!!

But ALWAYS keep one eye on those temps!!!!