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i want to overclock my system , any help?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by kobem, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. kobem

    kobem Megabyte Poster

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    here is my system specifications

    FIRST ( MAINBOARD)

    General
    MPN: P4VTB
    Product Type: Motherboard
    Form Factor: ATX
    Width: 30.5 cm
    Depth: 20.5 cm
    Compatible Processors: Celeron, Pentium 4
    Processor Socket: Socket 478
    Chipset Type: VIA PT800
    Max Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Storage Controller: ATA-133, Serial ATA-150 (RAID)
    Processor
    Installed Qty (Max Supported): 0 ( 1 )
    Memory
    Supported RAM Technology: DDR SDRAM
    RAM Installed ( Max ): 0 MB / 2 GB (max)
    Supported RAM Speed: PC3200
    Audio
    Audio Output: Sound card
    Signal Processor: VIA VT8237
    Audio Codec: CMI9739A
    Sound Output Mode: 5.1 channel surround
    Compliant Standards: AC '97
    Telecom / networking
    Networking: Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet
    Features
    BIOS Features: BIOSTAR [FLASHER]
    Hardware Monitoring: CPU fan tachometer, chassis fan tachometer, system voltage, CPU core voltage
    Hardware Features: BIOSTAR [WatchDog], BIOSTAR [CPU Savior], BIOSTAR [9th Touch] Manufacturer's product description
    Since its establishment, the BIOSTAR has become a major motherboard supplier to the PC industry. In every endeavor, BIOSTAR has sought to enhance product quality and expand its range of available products. In addition to producing quality motherboards, BIOSTAR also carries out barebone system, IA product and Easy PC. With a constant emphasis on quality, BIOSTAR seeks to offer products with the highest price-performance ratio in the industry.
    Expansion / connectivity
    Expansion Slot(s):
    • 5 ( 5 ) x PCI
    • 1 ( 1 ) x AGP 8x
    • 1 ( 1 ) x CNR
    • 2 ( 2 ) x memory - DIMM 184-PIN
    • 1 ( 1 ) x processor - Socket 478
    Storage Interfaces:
    • Serial ATA-150 - connector(s): 2 x 7pin Serial ATA
    • ATA-133 - connector(s): 2 x 40pin IDC
    Interfaces:
    • 1 x keyboard - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)
    • 1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)
    • 8 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A
    • 1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25)
    • 2 x serial - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9)
    • 1 x audio - line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
    • 1 x audio - line-In - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
    • 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone mono 3.5 mm
    • 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45
    • 1 x audio - line-In - 4 PIN MPC
    • 1 x storage - floppy interface - 34 PIN IDC
    Miscellaneous
    Cables Included:
    • 1 x IDE cable
    • 1 x floppy cable
    Software Included: Norton Internet Security 2003, Norton AntiVirus, Norton Parental Control, Norton Personal Firewall, Norton Privacy Control, Norton Ghost 2003
    Compliant Standards: FCC Class B certified, CE
    Ciao
    Listed on Ciao since : 21/07/2004
    ...................

    SECOND (HARDWARE PARTS I HAVE)

    leadtek nvidia geforce 6800 xt tdh 128 MB (graphics card)
    intel p4 1.7 GHz CPU
    1024 MB DDR SDRAM
    430 watt thermaltake matrix case
    ..............................
    and

    i have examined some information about overclocking but if you have any experience
    you could help me more than that.....

    i want to raise my CPU speed to 2.2 or 2.4 GHz not the other parts
    ANY HELP?
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I would doubt that you would notice much improvement for that. My general rule is that you need to double the processor speed for a decent improvement. These days 'double' could mean more processors/cores.

    The down-side is that you could make your machine unstable, or shorten its life through overclocking.

    If you want to get better games performance I would suggest getting a better video card. This can have quite a dramatic effect on frame-rate.

    Harry.
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    Yep as Harry says overclocking can damage your machine, but if you want to do it you need to make improvements to the cooling such as extra fans and better heatsinks and possibly think about a water coolling solution, then you raise the voltage of your cpu.

    I have never done it and never intend to either. Also be aware that any warranty you have will be void if you overclock and your computer dies.

    Get a better graphics card will be helpful to increase frame rate.
     
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  6. kobem

    kobem Megabyte Poster

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    thanks for the link , i want to learn that i could increase the performance of my CPU
    so that i asked!

    i know that i could make my machine instable with overclock ..

    there are basic methods said

    first one : increase FSB speed or multiplier from BIOS
    second one : both of them

    as i said above i carry intel p4 CPU you know it is too old and my main purpose is
    increasing the performance while playing games
     
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  7. nugget
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    I would suggest at this point that getting the Mike Meyers A+ book would really help you to understand a lot about the hardware in your PC. Needless to say that moving on to a good Network+ book (maybe by David Groth) would help you a lot with most of your other questions, but all of this has been said before..
     
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  8. Crito

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    BIOSTAR is known for overclocking. If the BIOS doesn't have the features try flashing it to latest ver. You'll probably get more FPS in games overclocking your nVidia card's GPU though. Overclocking the CPU helps with number crunching, which with a cheap vid card might help a lot, but with one that offloads as much as your card does I doubt it'll amount to much FPS-wise.
     
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  9. stuPeas

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    Don't Do It unless you don't mind the machine being broken. Todays games are to high spec even if you overclocked it successfully and it is more likely that you will break your CPU.

    If you are determined, then go to the sites suggested and do plenty of RESEARCH. It may be the case that you will not be able to alter the setting needed in the set-up screen.
     
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  10. kobem

    kobem Megabyte Poster

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    i have overclocked my graphics card

    its default core clock speed : 300 MHz
    memory clock speed : 700 MHz

    i changed these to 335 and memory to 745 MHz and now the game is much faster than before.

    also i examined CPU multiplier and its clock speed then memory speed from BIOS

    current CPU multiplier seems 18 x but i have a program called everest it shows this 17 x ... ?
    you can modify it 24 x as maximum

    CPU minimum clock speed(FSB) is 100 in BIOS , max is 132 and ticked is 100 now

    I COULDN'T FIND FOR THE MEMORY ?
     
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  11. ffreeloader

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    And how much hotter is your graphics card running now? Did you add more cooling capacity?
     
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