Problems with my computer

Discussion in 'Computers' started by hezdanswe2, Mar 16, 2003.

?

Should everyone go to college?

  1. Yes, but only if the government pays for it.

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  2. Yes, but tuition is each "man" for himself

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. No, everyone should have a choice.

    4 vote(s)
    50.0%
  4. No, no one needs college

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. hezdanswe2

    hezdanswe2 New Member

    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    :hit: Other than stopping just short of crashing, what percentage rate do you think is a good one to stick by when overclocking a cpu.
  2. strummer

    strummer New Member

    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hi really depends on cpu type and motherboard I think Personally I never O/C any machines it just causes overheating and instability problems.


    Strummer
  3. kevin_0011

    kevin_0011 New Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I agree with strummer...my friend attempted to overclock his machine by only 10%. Everything should have been ok, however, his mother board ended up getting fried. If you're going to overclock it, though, you'll to do it at least 20%, otherwise you won't notice an improvement and you'll be putting your computer in needless danger!
  4. scorae

    scorae New Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I also agree with Strummer! In addition to his reasons--O/C PC's also prematurely ages the electronic circuitry in PC's.
  5. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk New Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    True it stresses the electronics, but unless you are planning on keeping your PC and extraordinarily long time, the damage is so slow that anybody that is into overclocking would have replaced most to all of their components by the time any noticable damage is done. Overclockers tend to like to have the lastest and greatest components and upgrade more often than most PC users.

    If you understand how chips are assigned their speeds, and that some chips are labeled at speeds beneath their operating threshold, the logic of overclocking to achieve the most power that is feasibly stable makes sense.
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2003
  6. thebaron

    thebaron New Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    If you are going to overclock the cpu, than you might consider putting in heavy duty cooling for the processor, board, and case to ensure good air flow. If you can keep the temp down than it should work much better.
  7. Marduk

    Marduk New Member

    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I usually overclock P3s about 20 percent; don't even try and OC Pents or P2s. P4s can handle a bit better, 30-40%. Celerons don't take well to OCing, but Athlons can handle about as well as a P4. I've never tried to OC anything else. And remember to supercool EVERYTHING. I've got eight fans in my Athlon machine and I watercool my P4.
  8. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

    Messages:
    3,100
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Hmm, the topic and the thread seem rather...unrelated...:confused:

    BTW how did this get on top?
  9. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

    Messages:
    7,535
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Polls can be bumped simply by voting - no posting is needed. Unfortunately. :)
  10. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

    Messages:
    3,100
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Hmm, :gee: can that be...changed?
  11. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

    Messages:
    7,535
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Dunno. I would assume it's possible... but a script hack is probably needed.
  12. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

    Messages:
    3,100
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Perhaps it's possible with a newer version of vBulletin...?
  13. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

    Messages:
    3,844
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    vBulletin costs money, and the hacks built over this version are not easily moved with the upgrade, as I think I recall hearing.
  14. johnrowley

    johnrowley Member

    Messages:
    884
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Why bother over clocking a cpu to a large extent when you can buy a faster one? A small % is perhaps good to get the best out of the "engine" but the modding is just like cars it can be good but if you come to sell it, you may not realise the money spent on it.
  15. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

    Messages:
    3,100
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    You know what the current version of vBulletin is?
  16. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

    Messages:
    3,844
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  17. alyoung

    alyoung New Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Am I the only person that underclocks?
  18. blahgamer

    blahgamer New Member

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    ran a watercooler and you should be good, it also depend on your cpu/mobo/ram setup.

Share This Page