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Old 01-09-2005, 06:07 PM   #1
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Default Overclocking my processor.

Ok i just spent a whole lotta money on a new graphics card, more ram, and new case. So instead of going out and buying a new processor (mines 2.4 ghz), how can i overclock it?

What average temperature do I want inside my case before i even think about overclocking? Is overclocking my 2.4 ghz processor to 2.6 ghz a big jump? Will it dramatically overheat my comp?

Also can someone walk me through step by step how to overclock a processor?

EDIT: I have an intel pentium 4 processor.
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We need more information.

What type of CPU is it?
What motherboard do you have?
ect.
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Old 01-09-2005, 06:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: Overclocking my processor.

how can i find out what model my mobo is? ive taken it apart and it says nothing about the model name on the actual mobo inside my computer itself.
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There is a program called Sandra 2005
you can find it here:
http://www.sisoftware.co.uk/
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Old 01-09-2005, 08:17 PM   #5
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what core is the p4?
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Old 01-09-2005, 08:24 PM   #6
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Default Re: Overclocking my processor.

is its northwood core then you can definelty OC it a heft amount, but if its prescott.. well those run hot even at stock speeds
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Old 01-09-2005, 10:11 PM   #7
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Default Re: Overclocking my processor.

i contacted gateway, their going to look into my computer models processor what it is and what core it is. their not too knowledgable the guys that you talk to online, like they have to look up everything, but they eventually get it. when they tell me what the processor core is and what model the pentium 4 is.
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Old 01-09-2005, 10:35 PM   #8
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download AIDA 32 and look under motherboard>cpu

it will tell you there
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Old 01-10-2005, 05:28 AM   #9
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If you know how to access your bios, you should find all the information there; processor, cache, etc. you can download from www.intel.com a tool which will help you identify you chipset.
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Google for Cpu-Z i think it is, it will give u the quick low down.
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