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10-30-2012, 06:11 PM #1
I have a question for anyone does anyone have a tutorial on how to OverClock Your Processer and Graphic Card and also is this safe to do?
10-30-2012, 06:14 PM #2
Overclocking is perfectly safe as long as you monitor your temps, and have a good aftermarket cooler.
You can overclock your processor by going into the BIOS and changing the CPU multiplier value. My CPU has a reference value of 200mhz, and my multiplier is set to 22x, making my CPU run at 4400mhz, or 4.4ghz.
Overclocking your graphics card depends on which brand you have, and also relies on your cooling.
10-30-2012, 06:17 PM #3
10-30-2012, 06:20 PM #4
First of all, is the computer a desktop? If not (like a laptop), don't even attempt overclocking.
I wouldn't shoot for a 1000mhz jump right away. Bump the multiplier up one, stress test with something like prime95. If it's stable, go back into the BIOS and bump it up another notch, and stress test again. Repeat this until it either doesn't boot or the prime95 test crashes, then increase the voltage by one notch. There are more detailed tutorials out there.
10-30-2012, 06:23 PM #5
Yeah it's a laptop i was told you could overclock them i just want to make sure before i mess with things.
10-30-2012, 06:43 PM #6
If you overclock your laptop, chances are you're going to fry it. Best not to risk it. Laptops don't have good cooling.
10-30-2012, 06:47 PM #7
10-31-2012, 01:49 AM #8
10-31-2012, 02:42 AM #9
More RAM will help a little, but facts are your computer just isn't very good.
10-31-2012, 03:19 AM #10
More RAM will just help prevent the hard drive from being used as memory, which means faster loading (RAM is significantly faster than a hard drive).
RAM becomes redundant once you start to exceed 8 GB's though, unless you're doing extreme multitasking. Most people are fine with 4 GB's, going as low as 2 GB's.