Overclocking is the process of forcing something to run at a speed higher than the manufacturer's intended specifications.

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How do I identify the PLL-IC clock generator chip on a HP Compaq dc5700 MicroTower Motherboard HP 0A60h

How do I identify the PLL-IC clock generator chip on a HP Compaq dc5700 MicroTower PC The mainboard is reports itself as an HP 0A60h. This is the most information I can get back from the motherboard ...
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How to select a processor/memory combination for overclocking?

I am looking to rebuild an older system of mine which is past it's prime. I intend to keep many of the existing components (hard drives, GPU, case, fans, etc) but I do intend to replace the ...
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Air flow in a HAF 932 - ideal CPU and GPU cooler?

I'm trying to find the ideal cooling solution for my HAF 932. My questions are: Heat sink with our without fan? Placement/air flow of the fan, if any? My motherboard had a optional CPU cooling ...
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Should I overclock a dying PC?

I have a laptop (Compaq Presario V5000). It's about 4 years old now. My dad bought it at Walmart on Black Friday for $389 (it only had 384MB of memory (now it has 2GB)). It has seen 3 Windows OS's and ...
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Why is there tearing on my desktop when OC'ing video card?

I've got a brand new Radeon 5750 in my system. It works great at stock clocks, and performs even better when overclocked. I have been using the ATI Overdrive facility build into the Catalyst drivers ...
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Can a core i5 750 be overclocked sufficiently air cooled?

I was thinking of getting a core i5, because its a lot cheaper than the i7 range, and I've been told it can overclock very nicely. Now I don't intend to push the overclocking to the very extreme but ...
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Water cooling a PC, is it really expensive?

I recently read an article saying you can overclock an i5 750 to perform almost as well as a core i7 975 extreme (factory settings). But obviously this requires some serious cooling. Is installing a ...
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How to make RivaTuner load overclocking settings from the startup folder?

RivaTuner starts through a registry entry at startup in order to load overclock settings. I want it to start from the startup folder instead. How would I do this?
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Comparing CPU's

I've always understood that a higher clock speed will make a cpu faster, but how much of a difference does the cache and other details of the processor make? Let's say I have a Q6600 that I've ...
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BIOS settings for clock speed/multiplier

It's been a long time since I built a PC, and I can't remember the methods for over/under clocking it. I have an Intel P4 1.8GHz processor, and PC133 SDRAM memory. However, I've been running this ...
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Change CPUfreq in runlevel 1?

I would like to change my cpu speed using runlevel 1 on Ubuntu 8.10: the problem is when I try to run cpufreq_selector -f 2330000 (for instance), the following message appears: Failed to connect to ...
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1:1 FSB to DRAM Ratio

Why is it recommended to have a 1:1 ratio of Front-side Bus and DRAM? Does it really affect the performance of the CPU?
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Overclocking under Ubuntu

I want to overclock my Desktop computer: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550. I googled it and I found many sites, but none for Linux (I have Ubuntu 8.10) Can anyone help me to find out how to do that? ...
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How to Overlock on 775i945GZ?

I have no clue how to overclock on this motherboard.( http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=775I945GZ ) At Over clock mode I can select PCIe Sync and Async at it makes my CPU Frequency ...
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How to overclock Intel E2140 CPU?

I'd like to overclock my CPU as much as I can. If anyone can show me a good tutorial or tell me step by step how to do it I'd appreciate it. I've never done this.. Here is my config: Operating ...
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Memory, FSB, Overclocking and Heat Issues

I've read somewhere on the net that my FSB-to-DRAM Ratio should be 1:1 to maximize performance, so I decided to try it out. Comp Specs: * Intel Q8200 2.33Ghz Stock * Transcend aXeRam DDR2-1066+ 4gb ...
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Overclocking Intel E2180 Problems

I just upgraded to Windows 7 Pro 64bits and added 2 gigs of extra memory. I been overclocking my Intel E2180 for quite a long time now(since I got it) and these following settings always worked. I ...
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Resources for overclocking-friendly hardware

Is there a website that maintains a list of hardware that can be overclocked easily with good performance and reliability? I mostly want this for using with graphics-intensive programs such as AutoCAD ...
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How to Overclock a Dell Inspiron 531?

I have searched all over the web on how to overclock a Dell computer. I cant find anything about it. I am trying to overclock the CPU. My specs: Mainboard : Dell 0RY206 Chipset : nVidia 6100V ...
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What is overclocking the system?

I have heard this term many time and would like to know what does it exactly means?
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What steps do you take when overclocking?

When overclocking your system? what steps do you take to get a maximum but stable overclock out of your system? I've personally just slammed up the FSB speed until my system can't run Prime95 for a ...
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Overclocked too far - computer will not boot

I recently tried overclocking my desktop and I went a bit too far. The machine no longer gets to the screen that allows me to enter the bios. I tried switching the CPU but this did not work, it still ...
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How do I use a VGA splitter without the image getting dark?

I have a standard VGA splitter connected to a nvidia nforce 631i on ubuntu 9.04. However, when the splitter is in use, the image gets dark. If I unplug one cable, it doesn't. this phenomenon is noted ...
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Maximum CPU Temperature for Core 2 Duo E6400

What is considered to be the highest safe CPU temperature when overclocking? I have a Core 2 Duo E6400 overclocked to 2.85GHz with 1.2vCore. This runs at 29C idle and 45C under load. These ...