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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 bought a i5-3570k for future proofing so I could eventually curious. I am a tad bit curious, is it possible to slightly overclock/turbo my processor? Is the slight boost worth it? I wish to know I fit is safe doing so with a stock cooler.

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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Does anyone know a safe way to overclock a CPU?

Specifically, I have a Core2 Q6600 and it is the G0 revision. It starts at 2.4Ghz, and I am trying to overclock to 2.8Ghz, which I believe is a realistic goal. The CPU is hooked up to a watercooling system. Idle temps are about 36/38/34/34 ºC (for each of the 4 cores).

Thanks in advance.


A:Safe Way to Overclock

There is no 'safe' way to overclock. Any overclocking brings the risk of failure or stability issues. You always have to watch the temps and keep it cool, which water cooling shoudl do very well, and always be careful when increasing the voltages.

As for how to overclock, there are plenty of guides to choose from, and lots of them deal with quad cores or event eh Q6600 specifically, see here:
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Hi friends,

I want to overclock my AMD Athlon II X2 245 Processor Bus frequency in BIOS doing so will cause any side effects to my system? can I do so?

My Configuration:

Motherboard: ASUS M4N68T-M V2
CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 245
HDD: 80 GB

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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how can i safely, 100% sure it will work and won't break my system make a Overclock of my hardware in my PC,
Is it hard to overclock anyway??

this is my System:
CPU: Intel Dual Core E2200 2.2 GHz
Mem: 4 GB DDR 2 (but 32-bit OS reads 3.25 GHz)
Video: ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB
HDD: 2 x 80 GB, 1 SATA, 1 IDE
Sound: Realtek/Samsung
OS: Windows XP SP3 32-bit
PSU: EZ Cooling 650W
And i have 2 fans just cooling and 1 in the PSU and 1 in CPU and 1 in GPU, overall: 5 fans in my machine.

thanks and do you need any more info??

A:Safe Overclock

HI Jaru,
boy did you maybe open a can of worms! LOL to answer your question you cannot ever be 100% sure that you will not break anything when you overclock.when you apply a higher frequency and voltage to a cpu, gpu, or any solid state device, there is an inherent risk applied. so, you have to decide if you are willing to assume that risk, and decide what it is you want to accomplish. as far as it bieng difficult, its as easy or difficult as you wish to make it. the trick is getting a 'productive' OC that yields performance gains. I have been OC'ing for 12 years starting with my first 486 x 86 machine, so obviously I am of the willing. you can perform a less risky OC by taking it only as high as the stock voltage will go and remain stable and/or limiting it to 15-20%. when you start having to add voltage to get to a higher frequency, it becomes a 'diminishing return' scenario. that is applying a disproportionate percentage of voltage and heat for smaller gains. my suggestion in my humble opinion is to do yourself a favor and do some reading on it and educate yourself before you start cranking things up. I really like this article on OC'ing it is for AMD's but the the principles are the same and its as thorough as I have seen on the net. If it turns out to be something you want to do, there are guides that processor specific to your CPU. Just for the record, this is MY OPINION ONLY. you will probably get a wide range of opinions on the subject.
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A:Safe to overclock?

I'd say it's quite safe. It's only a 8% overclock !
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I have now performed my first video card overclock :evil: on my secondary computer! I was just wondering if it seemed safe. Using the ATI Tray Tool, I set the GPU from 325 to 342, and the memory from 200 to 225 on an ATI Radeon X300 128MB card. The temps have gone up about seven degrees on idle and I will soon run Aquamark to see if it's stable (system runs hot always. Typically around 155 - 160 on load).

ATI Tray Tool doesn't find much (if any) artifacts as well.

EDIT: (again)
I just closed out the ATI Tray Tool and the system temperature (on SpeedFan) just stabalized to normal and the fans slowed down in the computer.

A:Safe Overclock?

That's really not much of an overclock... but then that card does have low speeds so it probably doesn't matter... but I sure hope you mean Farenheit when you say your computer gets up to 155-160, cuz on celsius, that would melt your finger off BTW how many FPS do you get on ATItool?
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A:Would it be SAFE and RECOMMENDED to Overclock my current CPU?

What are you planning to use this PC for anyway? IMHO, there risks associated with overclocking. As usual, if you're not careful and didnt do your homework enough, you risk losing your hardware.

If I were in your shoes, I would probably think of OC at a later stage.
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A:How do I overclock these? What are the things someone can Overclock?

You are trying to overclock a laptop computer... The bios are very specific and you cannot overclock because of this and other factors. Build your own system, and you may be able to overclock to your hearts content
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A:Ati Overclock

Get the program: Catalyst Control Center.

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I first you all to go throught the BIOS pics attached below as shown in attachments first and then only come to a conclusion.

While giving your PRECIOUS reply i would like you to bear in mind that i am a NOVICE so it will be very good if you guide me properly throught the steps and tell me the risks and methods.

Plz bear patience.

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A:help me overclock i can't.plz help me

Is your computer a name brand? If it is, it's most likely locked, and therefore is unable to overclock .
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A:CPU overclock help

3.94ghz is 4.0ghz for the most part. the other 60mhz is nothing
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A:To Overclock or Not Overclock?

I have a Q6600 running at 3.4ghz , stock is 2.4 , all it cost me was 20 quid for an Arctic Freezer 7 pro cooler and a fiver for some silver heatsink paste and a bit of my time (actually alot of my time )

the benifits are a 3.4ghz cpu for the cost of a 2.4

the risks are minimal IF you know what your doing , and you can keep the temperatures down , i assume it reduces the life of your CPU but im a gamer as are most who overclock so ive never kept any hardware for long anyway
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A:Help to my FIRST OVERCLOCK, Please !

Radion cards go with "ATITool" or RIVA Tuner.
With nVidia cards,,"CoolBits"
1. look at the card, Is the Heatsink good enough? i.e. Nice and big?, got an "active" Cooler on it?.
2.Down load something to see if your getting more "Speed" i.e. GLxs,and/or any of the 3DMarks.
3.Do your "Core" first in small steps,,like 5Mhz at a time.
4.After you up the core run a test after each Tweak,once you get Artifacts drop back one setting and run test TWICE.
5.Follow the same stpps with your mem.

just the basics for you,just keep in mind the higher the Mhz setting the more heat is produced.
i too am somewhat "New" at the OC'n thing. Voltage also has an effect but i dont go thare,,so i wouldn't suggest it.

Be carefull and think about if you really want to OC stuff.
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A:Trying to Overclock

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A:Can I overclock it

I guess it is always better to read the guidelines and so on before posting. It seems i cannot post here about the overclock, i would have to take this into the cooling section(i don't know why). But, rules are rules and i do apologize for any inconvenice that i may have caused. :blush:
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CPU 50 ?C (122 ?F)
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A:Should I Overclock?

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A:Can I overclock this?

Given the context, I'm assuming you've bought this from some OEM vendor such as Dell or something.

The graphics card you mentioned is one that's built into the motherboard. This poses 2 problems:
1: the graphics card cannot be overlocked at all. If you can even try, I wouldn't recommend it since the cooling system on the graphics chip would not be sufficient, and this would cause all sorts of problems on that same chip (which unfortunately controls just about everything else on the motherboard).
2: the motherboard in question wouldn't be built for overclocking. Overclocking facilities will be minimal at best.

Also, the CPU in question comes with very limited cache, which will not be very efficient doing anything you want anyway. (ie: its crap).

Please note that overclocking isn't the panacea for crappy hardware: you usually have to start with decent hardware (note that decent doesn't mean high end) to overclock. Read my FAQ for some info about overclocking, and bear in mind that low end hardware is usually a whole different architecture altogether (i7, i5(I think), C2D all have different architectures, not to mention the dual core and quad core varieties)
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A:Can I Overclock This

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Would make sure to read this beforehand:

And then mabye take a look here:
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Hi Waterproof,
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A:Why can i not overclock my CPU?

Hi, This is locked in BIOS. If you wish to overclock build your own machine, don't use branded machines. Reason: overclock machine will generate more heat and can fried a machine anytime. No vendor wanted customers send machines back due to failing hardware. Hope this makes sense.
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Aftermath534 said:

i'm wanting to overclock my AMD Athlon XP 1800+ what should i do?Click to expand...

Spend a lot of time reading overclocking articles and guides.
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No bios features, no overclock... Save for upgrading or a faster PC
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Hello hawkin90,
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Why do you want to overclock that processor in that laptop?

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I doubt there are any easy way for you to oc you current machine...

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A:How can I overclock my cpu

Well the only useful information there is your processor but still it isn't 100% sure of what it is, im guessing a P4 630, might be a 530. We need to know your mother board and know for sure what CPU you have. Try Everest, the trial version should tell you what you have then post back. Most of what you told us doesn't help.
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Number of cores : 2
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A:Should I overclock my CPU?

Complete specs please>?

And PC use?

I personally don't like OC much, little gains and increased risk... but more information might help us help you decide if its worth it for you.
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yes your setup should provide enough cooling.
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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.
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A:Can't seem to overclock my A8R-MVP?

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Ocing AMD 64`s is a little different. Take a look at this article HERE

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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no this is normal ,don't change it
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Download Super PI And see what gets better times.
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According to the specs it can use a 2nd or 3rd generation i5 or i7 K version chip

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Also what is the fastest Cpu i can upgrade this to?

A:Is it possible to overclock my cpu and how Plz Help me

It may able to overclock in windows, but many of the programs are out dated and are very unrealiable. You can't do it in bios because your computer is an oem computer and companies like gateway, dell, hp etc etc, Disable this feature so it doesn't cloge companies up there technical support with such deallings, also if the hardware becomes unoperational do to overclocking the warranty wouldn't cover it. Wich lead to unhappy costumers
Sry, but there's really nothing you can do to overclock your cpu

Best of Luck...
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my mother board is like a intel something.
bus speed i think is 800/200 and i use pc2700 ram(333mhz)

A:How do I overclock

best way to learn, is to read and get familiar with your bios.

you need a good power supply before you start. at least a 400watt. and some good cooling.
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Hi folks,

I've always wanted to know how to overclock, but everything online looked so complicated and different from my mobo.

So here are some photos of what the OC section in my BIOS looks like. What should I change to get the most out of my CPU.

And yes, before you ask. I do have a CPU cooler that can handle overclocking. I think I have it listed in my system specs.

EDIT: Sorry for the not-so-great photos.

A:How do I overclock

Maybe these will help you out:

AMD Bulldozer and Piledriver Overclocking Guide - Asus Motherboard

AMD FX 6300 Overclock Guide (Overclock to 4.3 ghz) - YouTube

You likely won't find a guide with the exact same BIOS settings, but the above video, guide & common sense should give you the idea.
Just remember, if you don't know what it does don't change it and go slow.
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A:My First Overclock!

spartanslayer said:

Hey guys,
I just over clocked my Athlon XP 2400 from 2GHz to 2.2GHz. I got Doom III to go from 46.9 fps to 53 fps, Unreal Tournament 2004 to go from 30.95 fps to 34.8 fps, and Far Cry to go from 29.31. My CPU temp went from 49-53C. Does this look good to you guys? I increased my clock from 133 to 148. Thanks.Click to expand...

That`s not bad mate.

Is your system running stable at that oc?

Just keep your eye on your temps for a while.

Regards Howard
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A:overclock my g70

You could overclock your laptop with ClockGen overclocking program. Look for a nice little app to do it, if I come up with any recommendations, I'd post it here. It'll be annoying, though...since you'll have to load the app every time you want a faster fsb. Overclocking on a laptop is also not recommended. It's not a good idea to heat up your system, and fans get loud. Your battery life also decreases.
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A:how to overclock

Overclocking a cpu advice in the audio and video section? I don't think this is the right category, try posting in cooling and modding for oc'ing questions.
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A:can i overclock?

All depends on your motherboard. If its a store brand computer like a Dell, HP, Compaq, Gateway then you are pretty much out of luck.
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any help would be appreciated


the i7-4771 does not have an unlocked multiplier.
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hi there just want overclock? to possible to ask u guys my friend wants me to overclock his pc Here s his pc s specs asus P - B current FSB multiplier x max is x PCI Mhz AGP Mhz Ordinary Memory one MBPC one MBPC one MBPC SDRAM - gt pretty weird coz it works P Mhz FSB I check his motherboard and found out that i can change his FSB to Mhz One thing i noticed is that theres a guide there that i can choose to make FSB to with PCI of Mhz and other choices are FSB PCI etc Meaning I can change its FSB and automatically its PCI without choosing a multiplier Another thing is that there is no jumper for AGP multiplier I checked his possible to overclock? mainboard using Sandra Soft and found out that its system chipset is Intel Corporation BX ZX possible to overclock? BX ZX CPU to PCI Bridge AGP Implemented -- gt does this means that it automatically adjust the AGP speed if you change your PCI speed If I would change the FSB to and change the multiplier to x without changing the PCI and AGP speed resulting to CPU speed of Mhz Is this posssible Or this PC will crash Please giv me pieces of advice thanx nbsp

A:possible to overclock?

Multiplier is locked on that chip, it cannot be changed no matter what options are available in the bios. Those settings are for lots of differenct chips.

Agp in 2/3 of the front side bus, can't be manually changed so every increase in front side bus also overclocks the agp bus.

pci bus should stay as close to 33 as possible, it is 1/3 of the fsb.

It's never going to boot at the 133 setting and even if it does unless it has super cooling it will overheat quick.

With that mismatched memory I wouldn't think it's going to overclock very far, maybe a 117 bus would run.

The way to do it if the options are available is to slowly increase the fsb bus from 100 to say 105, see if it boots and runs okay. If it does bump it another 5, so on, until it won't boot or won't load windows. Back it off then and try it.

It all depends on the bios options and the cooling. If it's not there don't bother.

Can't remember if that board has a vcore adjustment, a slight increase in vcore can help but it also creates more heat.

Nominal I beleive is 2.5 volts for that chip, could be wrong, would not go over 2.7

Just remember, a bad overclock can destroy components and data