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Thread: The art of overclocking




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    When you go and overclock a processor does it really give it the same power as ....say you have a 1 ghz duron and you over clock it to 1.4ghz is that the same power as a p4 1.4 or duron 1.4 or does it just enmurate faster? Also dosen't overclocking decrease the speed of your ram?:?:

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    No, no and no again. :D

    Power demands will not only vary between models but CPU's of the same wafer as well. This is why I mention LUCK a lot because some CPU's will overclock without extra extra power required while others just won't budge no matter how ever much ya feed them, but most will be somewhere in between but exactly where no one could say till ya tried it. Overclockin' the FSB will in almost all cases overclock your memory as well by the same amount (which is why I always recommend one speed step up in memory even if it's not "Officially" supported). What you maybe gettin' confused with is when we say to "reduce ya memory timings" which is an in memory process which we slow down so that the memory can run at faster speeds (in most cases you will still get an improvement improvement in performance thought by offsettin' one against the other). :devil win
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    offsetting one against the other? explain please:?:
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    Offsetting reduced timings by increasing the FSB more. ;)

    It will still well and truely beat a stock setup. :devil win


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    so by increasing the fsb you get faster cpu. cool

    we'll probaly make this thread 9 pages long, but go ahead and take your time explaining this over clocking thing to me
    Cause I'd really like to learn even if all you can do is point me in the right direction of some websites.
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    Let's start by you readin' this one first, http://www.tweaktown.com/document.ph...de&dId=376, followed by this one, http://www.tweaktown.com/document.ph...de&dId=411, and then there are a few others that ya may want to check out here, http://www.tweaktown.com/document.php?dType=guide. :devil win
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    Can over clocking too high Kill a hard drive?
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    Jury's still out on my situation (agp/pci bus was locked when i was trying out new settings) when my scsi hd died on me... but ya a hd can be killed via overclocking if the pci bus is set realy off... lost a maxtor once that way (celeron 366 @ 622... hdd, modem and audio didn't like that setting).
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    Quote Originally Posted by [size=6
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    Can over clocking too high Kill a hard drive?
    Yep and just about anything else which is why we (and companies) will take no responciblities for damage that you cause. Maxtor HDD's have a very bad rep in this area but any other drive can be killed in this way too. :devil win
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    Just out of curiosity is the reason HDDs might die when overclocking is because the power is cranked up-- or does it have to do with the connection to the motherboard?

    I'm new to this arena and I am currently getting ready to build a P4 system. Any recommendations on chipsets/motherboards/processors/speedy hds would be appreciated as well. I'm looking at the granite bay chipset and putting a 2.53 northwood in it.. If anyone has any other suggestions for a mobo/proc for overclocking that'd be great. I'd prefer to be able to put a 3.0 in it later. I know they're a bit pricey but I haven't found any other boards that I feel will last me awhile. Last year I bought an epox 8K3A+ board with a xp 1900 in it. Everyone tells me to go XP but from what I've been reading that P4s will give me more 'unf' :P Any urls/comments on that topic would be appreciated as well.

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