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new overclock and upgrade to kingston hyper x 1600 on windows 7 32 bit

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April 25, 2013 1:12:52 AM

how do i overclock intel i5 3.2 ghz ,xfx geforce gt240,550w psu,kingston hyper x ddr3 1600 mhz windows 7 32 bit ???. can you use hyper x on windows 7 32 bit without crashes and hd video lagging ???
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April 25, 2013 1:17:56 AM

i dont see a reason why... important thing is that since you run x32 system you can have up to only 4gb of physical memory. frequency is limited by the cpu/motherboard not the op. system.

there are lots of guides how to overclock your system, there are even specific ones for your i5 (i assume its a lynnfield by looking at your gpu lol since you didnt mention)
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April 25, 2013 1:25:11 AM

Alright, this is complicated.

For the CPU, is it a K version of the CPU? (EG. i5 2500K) If it has the 'K' at the end you pass the first step.

The second part for over clocking a CPU is do you have sufficient cooling?. Are you using the CPU cooler that came with the CPU? if so, I would very highly recommend buying a 3rd party CPU cooler before doing ANY type of over clocking.

As for the GPU. The GT 240 Is not much of a gaming card, you may be able to squeeze a few extra frames with a small overclock however, like the CPU, you need to keep a very close eye on the temperatures and power consumption, Use a program such as HW monitor to monitor these outputs.
And use MSI Afterburner to overclock your GPU. Please read up on how your GPU overclocks before tweaking ANYTHING. this way you get a good idea of how far you can push it without breaking your whole computer in a burst of fireworks and electricity.

PSU, you CANNOT over clock this. DO NOT EVEN TRY. Seriously. DO NOT.

And finally the RAM, yyes you can overclock it but for the most part you are going to gain almost nothing at all from it.
It depends on the CAS latency (timings) and voltages. 1600mhz is perfectly acceptable and will perform well in all situations. I recommend leaving it as is.

One last note, You say you are running Windows 7 32-bit. How much RAM do you have installed? Is there a reason for choosing 32 over a 64 bit installation?
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April 25, 2013 1:38:44 AM

i heard most games run mostly on 32 bit
and its just 1 stick of 4gb ddr3 how do i know what type of processor i have ??? where i do look for it
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April 25, 2013 1:41:53 AM

warhead0 said:
Alright, this is complicated.

For the CPU, is it a K version of the CPU? (EG. i5 2500K) If it has the 'K' at the end you pass the first step.

The second part for over clocking a CPU is do you have sufficient cooling?. Are you using the CPU cooler that came with the CPU? if so, I would very highly recommend buying a 3rd party CPU cooler before doing ANY type of over clocking.

As for the GPU. The GT 240 Is not much of a gaming card, you may be able to squeeze a few extra frames with a small overclock however, like the CPU, you need to keep a very close eye on the temperatures and power consumption, Use a program such as HW monitor to monitor these outputs.
And use MSI Afterburner to overclock your GPU. Please read up on how your GPU overclocks before tweaking ANYTHING. this way you get a good idea of how far you can push it without breaking your whole computer in a burst of fireworks and electricity.

PSU, you CANNOT over clock this. DO NOT EVEN TRY. Seriously. DO NOT.

And finally the RAM, yyes you can overclock it but for the most part you are going to gain almost nothing at all from it.
It depends on the CAS latency (timings) and voltages. 1600mhz is perfectly acceptable and will perform well in all situations. I recommend leaving it as is.

One last note, You say you are running Windows 7 32-bit. How much RAM do you have installed? Is there a reason for choosing 32 over a 64 bit installation?


tipomme said:
i heard most games run mostly on 32 bit
and its just 1 stick of 4gb ddr3 how do i know what type of processor i have ??? where i do look for it


use the little program called "cpu-z" it will tell you everything about your cpu
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April 25, 2013 1:51:01 AM

tipomme said:
i heard most games run mostly on 32 bit


This is partially correct, yes most programs/games are written with 32-bit systems in mind, however that's no reason to go with a 32-bit install of Windows. You see a 64-bit OS can still run 32-bit applications.

64-bit OS also support much more RAM, and is generally much more future proof since most games and programs now have full support for 64-bit installs of Windows.

It's nothing to cry over, you will still get the exact same experience as anyone else, however you are just limited in terms of upgrading your hardware later on.
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