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Old August 15th 03, 05:41 AM
Phil Weldon
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Default OverClocking Guides

Mainly you don't need any programs to overclock, but you may want some
programs to test stability after you at least get the operating system
loaded [SETI@home]. Specific programs to actually effect overclocking are
not really necessary if you have an overclocking-friendly motherboard
(almost anything by aBit or ASUS [and other manufacturers you will see
mentioned in this newsgroup.)

Since overclocking is strongly dependent on the CPU temperature, a
monitoring applet to check and log CPU, motherboard, and case temperature
can be helpful [Motherboard Monitor].

There is an overclocking FAQ connected with this newsgroup at
http://www.hyperformance-pc.com/ and this has a list of other overclocking

As you will see, there really is no step-by-step proceedure. Basically you
just increase the CPU clock speed and hope for success. If you don't have
success right away, then you will need to try a number of tricks. The
amount of overclocking in the realm of possiblity for your particular system
depends on CPU type (Intel or AMD), rated memory speed, motherboard, and CPU
temperature. How far you get depends in luck, a bit of skill, and how much
time and money you want to invest. Quite a few Intel Pentium and Celeron
CPU's quite easily overclock by 50%, [ a Celeron 300a to 450 MHz, a Pentium
4 1.6A to 2.40 GHz, etc.] I don't follow AMD overclocking, so I can't offer
examples there.

What you expect to get out of overclocking is also important. If you want
better performance for less money, then your choices will be different
[i.e., for Intel, a Pentium 4 2.4 C ($175 US) operating at 3.2 GHz] from the
choices you may maike if you want performance beyond the best official CPU
[i.e., for Intel, a Pentium 4 3.2 C ($650 US) operating well beyond 3.2

By the way, narrow, specific questions, once you get started, will garner
more useful answers.

Phil Weldon,

"Terrence" wrote in message
. net...
Is there something ive totally missed.. ive read editorials and reviews on
products explainging and showing the overclocking, but is there a place to
read step by step how to overclock? and one more... where can i get these
programs are used. im new to this so please be patient.... any help i will


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