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Is it safe to overclock my PC?

Q: Is it safe to overclock my PC?

Everything on it is OEM, but I plan on getting a new gpu soon, because my current one sucks. Specs:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.8 GHz
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 6150SE nForce 430
Mobo: Pegatron 2A6C Chipset Nvidia MCP61
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. v6.01 9/29/10

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A: Is it safe to overclock my PC?

If its an OEM machine its likely that the options required to overclock your cpu in bios will be locked. Gpu should not be a problem with some third party software.

Read some overclock guides here at techspot, watch your temps and you should be good to go.
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I'm new to the computer world, so could someone tell me what overclocking is, how it is useful, and how to do it? Also, what temperature should I be shooting for on my AMD FX 4350 Quad Core 4.2 4, and how do I measure said temperature?

A:What is overclock?

The purpose of overclocking is to increase the operating speed of given hardware. The trade-offs are an increase in power consumption and fan noise, the system can become unstable if the equipment is overclocked too much, and the risk of damage due to excessive over voltage or heat generation. In extreme cases, costly and complex cooling (e.g., water cooling) is required.
If you are new to computer world, don't bother about this. Overclocking is an advance topic.
Temperature and other will will take by your PC it self.
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A:AMD A10-6800K - Underclock CPU Cores to Overclock GPU Cores

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I don't believe you can push the GPU higher by underclocking the CPU. Yes it will technically reduce some heat, but you will achieve best overall overclock by following directions below.
I suggest you overclock the integrated GPU before you overclock the CPU, since the GPU is the limiting factor here. If you go too high with the CPU clock, it can get really difficult to raise the GPU core clock. Start off with stock settings for the CPU and and keep bumping your GPU settings up until they are unstable. Once found unstable, take the settings down 1 notch and start overclocking the CPU settings. Repeat process as you did with the GPU. If you want to adjust the voltage after determining your max overclock with stock voltage, I would suggest doing so in small increments. Bump the voltage up a little at a time and repeat the same processes above with overclocking. Do NOT bump up the voltage above 1.5 volts (1.55v is the official max voltage supported by the APU before it gets damaged).
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A:Safe overclock?

Waffe said:

I wish to know I fit is safe doing so with a stock cooler.Click to expand...

In my opinion, it is safe to slightly over-clock with a stock cooler. However I personally wouldn't even bother, until I had better cooler.
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A:Is it safe to overclock CPU

It's almost always safe to attempt an overclock on a CPU, however it is unsafe to be careless with your overclock.

You're likely to be limited by your CPU cooler if you are using the stock heat sink, and it is not good for your CPU to overheat. However you can probably still get a decent overclock that should make a noticeable difference

Increase the clock speeds nice and slow, checking the temperatures each time whilst running a stress test (such as Prime95). I'd recommend keeping the temperatures below 80 degrees (Celsius) at 100% load, maybe a bit lower if you live in a hot place (the temperature may increase during the hottest part of the day). When you've reached a nice temperature, run Prime for at least 12-24 hours to ensure that the clock is stable.

I just noticed: Bus frequency? Why not adjust the multiplier? I'd do that first.
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Here is TechPowerup's Oc of an x2 240, you can get an idea of the settings they used to get 3.8Ghz OC (typical OC for this CPU if you have decent MB,PSU etc)

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A:PC double boots after overclock

Sorry to double post, edit button was not available.
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Getting a bad CPU these days is extraordinarily rare. and yes the Thubans are relatively good OC'ers , usually good for 4.0Ghz+. The CPU not even making it to turbo mode sounds like a possible PSU issue. i would download the program linked below, and run the CPU test with report. I am curious how much ripple you have going there. I would stay away from the PSU test. it is brutal and if its weak, will possibly take it out.
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Normally a virus won't do such things.. It is your card but disabling the video card in device manager and continuing using the video card port wont change anything you must go back using the onboard card port if your mobo have any then you may see the difference.

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Hi Belvadier,
Both AMD and Nvidia list the max TDP of their GPU's as 105C. on average most cards will run @ 65-85C under load.
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First I would advise you never use a registry cleaner unless you know exactly what it is removing, they can do more harm than good.

My first thought is that your hard drive may be failing so please follow this guide to run the manufacturer's diagnostics.

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If you do not have an image burner use this free software to make the CD.




Seagate, Maxtor & Quantum:

Western Digital:


Toshiba Fujitsu:

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About your inquiry, it depends on which components you will be overclocking, and by how much. I'll assume you are overclocking the CPU, RAM, and GPU, and I will assume you are targeting a "safer" overclock (meaning no overvolting).

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Capacitor Aging = 10% = 347W
CA = 20% = 375W
CA = 40% = 429W

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How old is the computer?
How has it been run (i.e. at peak load all of the time, over half of the time, etc)?
What type of components are hooked up (ODDs, HDDs, fans, and so on)?

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overclocked 2500k
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Attached is my Hijack this log

A:Internet only works in safe mode

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The shortcut keys in Device Manager apply only to English OS, of course.
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into command promt and see if you get ping replies.
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I can play these games with no lagg

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Nvidia 9400 gt
Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
4 Gigs of ram
600 GB HDD

Only thing im worried about is,you can overclock laptops bc they over heat
MY computer is an all in one

Here is a picture

Do you think this would be ok to Overclock?

ive had one of these b4 and its just liek a reguluar rams and hdd inside,no like reduced size or anything

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Its still small form, laptop like, with a LCD on top of it as opposed to hinged on the end.

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A:Anyone want to help me choose a safe PSU?

Its too low for SLI, but I fitted this to my missus' quad core PC the other day, and was seriously impressed with the number of connectors, and the length of them!

Looking at your spec's it would be more than adequate for use in your system.

For reference, my missus' PC:
Intel Core2Quad Q8200 (2.33GHz)
Foxconn motherboard mATX
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If SLI support is a long way off, I would highly recommend this PSU.

This would be handy for moderate SLI support (e.g. GTX460's): OCZ ModXStream Pro 500w Silent SLI Certified Modular Power Supply.

I plan on getting this for my system, my aim is for 1GB GTX460's.

In regards to your links, both from I wouldn't bother with, the OCZ is the same as I linked ironically, even though I never checked your links til after I'd replied.
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looks like your screen card has failed.

is your computer still under warranty?
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What's affordable, how much are you looking to spend?

For a cheaper cooler I really like the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. Another good one is the Cooler Master Hyper 212.

Something to keep in mind is that overclocking is not going to free up CPU cycles. It'll make things run faster but if an application is currently taking 100% of your CPU, overclocking is not going to clear that up.
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The beep codes can tell you a lot. Look elsewhere on this site for Beep Codes

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What are your full System Specs? Include Operating System...
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A:Help me overclock CPU with BIOS

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Is this LED used to tell you that it's not alright to disconnect? I have one with an LED on it, and it just means it is plugged into the computer. Taking it out after doing a safe remove will not damage it.

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A:Athlon X2 7750 won't overclock very far

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A:Laptop freezes before I can go to safe mode

You need to press F6 (when prompted) during the Windows install, and then install your hard drive controller drivers
Here they are:
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boot into safe mode then take off all drivers then see if it still freezes?
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A:Msconfig set to safe mode

Bobbye said:

You are looking for Errors that correspond to the time of the BSOD. Try to find Error from the last normal Mode.

You will see Errors that are specific to Safe Mode and don't give us the information we need- such as "DCOM didn't start. DCOM won't start in Safe Mode." You are the second person in two days who enabled Safe Mode using msconfig instead of booting into safe Mode using the F8 key. It most like will be an Error in the System Log.

Start> Run> type in eventvwr

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[1]. Click to open the log>
[2]. Look for the Error>
[3] .Right click on the Error> Properties>
[4]. Click on Copy button, top right, below the down arrow >
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A:Computer continually reboots, won't allow me to use safe mode, please help!

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buzzing noise? Was it a bios beep? Was it an overheating alarm? Is your PSU failing? have you done any hardware diagnostics?
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A:Don't know what to do & can only function in safe mode

You are probably going to have to take this in for service. You have a missing/corrupt driver, hard drive, or memory failure
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You may want to check these out :,2845,2188777,00.asp,2845,2249942,00.asp

However, the 9600 does not seem to be a particularly efficient overclocker. Be careful and ensure that you have replaced the stock HSF that ships with the processor with a far better one. Read a few more reviews and benchmarks. I could provide a few more links if you require.

Also, give a shot to the AMD Overdrive utility. You have an unlocked multiplier in your BE processor and it's a good utility to help you easily OC.
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USB port and freezing problem could be caused by corrupt XP software. Try repairing the XP installation
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try booting into Safe Mode but elect to start from Last Known Configuration
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Brand and model? Operating system? Age of the computer, hard drive, etc.
Will it run in Safe Mode?
Will it run long enough to run MemTest86 for four passes or more.
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Have you tried, and will it let you start press F8 and choose restore Windows to a previous date?