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    Robert00000's Avatar Interweb Fantasist BT Rep: +1
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    Advent 3118, P4 3.06 Ghz (533 FSB), 512 MB DDR RAM (2700), 120 GB HD (replaced with 320 GB drives from other system), 128 Mb Gforce FX5200 graphics. etc. The motherboard is a ECS 661FX-M.

    What can i safely overclock the processor to?
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    WHy would you try to overclock? By the way the ram is to slow i would say to OC and he graphics card will have problems with games like Doom 3.


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    what are the temps?

    if they're low then start slowly ocing it (you know how? if not read the guide).


    peerxy, why are you so against it yet you wrote a guide on ocing.

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    I think it's a valid question. Why try overclock if you buy a prebuilt PC?

    Btw, I never heard of Advent.

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    youd need much faster RAM in there, but thats cheap enough (relativley)

    then just see how far you can oc - take it slowly, check for stability and temp..

    a fairly safe oc to aim for is 15% = 3.5Ghz. should get this without struggling, though check overclockers.com, see what other people have got with that chip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert00000
    What can i safely overclock the processor to?
    the safest overclock is just not doing it at all......

    and like rossco said, you should really look at the temps.......

    someone living in scandinavia will prolly be able to OC alot higher than someone in salt lake city......

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    someone living in scandinavia will prolly be able to OC alot higher than someone in salt lake city......
    I guess that would depend on the season or the building's heating/cooling system.

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    like others says, why try to oc it. Most people oc just for bragging rights, if you dont the extra speed, and you wont in daily task, such as websurfing, word processing, you wont notice the difference in ocing. seeing that you bought comp with a 5200, i wouldnt think you're a hardcore gamers either, so i wouldnt think you need to oc it. Besides, a 3ghz cpu is plenty for most jobs

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    Whats buying a new PC? haha
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    sides, the pc he has isnt exactly top of the line anyway. 533mhz FSB and pc2700 isnt exactly OC material anyway.(unless hes running benchies for comparison) My pc is 800mhz FSB 3.2ghz pc3200, and i dont give a rats ass about oc'ing. Overclocking is for the guys who like to push their stuff to the max. Overclocking will NOT get you any benefit for the standard user.......like was said....its bragging rights. You will not notice any speed increase if you overclock, because chances are, you will bottle neck (ram) and get pissed and try to figure out why your pc is acting stupid....blah blah blah.......dont waste your time and energy. IF YOUR PC WORKS FINE...LEAVE IT BE. Overclocking sure does have its mis-conceptions dont it?
    Last edited by McrslV; 11-07-2004 at 10:48 AM.

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