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OverClocking my CPU

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June 27, 2010 5:18:47 PM

A few specs:
2g RAM
Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2160 @ 1.80GHz (2 CPUs)
350w Power Supplier
Windows XP

Well im getting Radeon 5670HD 512mb this week, and with that cpu it wont work that good,
so i want to overclock it... (the cpu)
what are the risks of overclocking, and where can i find a TRUSTED guide for it?


btw i got a foxconn motherboard, and i think i need to unlock it to be able to overclock...

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June 27, 2010 5:26:53 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Graphics & Displays to section Overclocking by Mousemonkey
June 28, 2010 1:38:35 AM

overclocking risks overheating, system failure/instability. If you dont screw up you can have no consequences. Although you do need an aftermarket cooler. Good Luck!!!
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June 28, 2010 1:43:46 AM

Go up slowly stay within limits and test with prime95 for at least 8 hours.
June 28, 2010 4:13:06 AM

You cant unlock a mobo unless you can get virus free custom bios. Not going to happen. Was this bought from a computer manufacturer? IE dell,sony,hp.
June 28, 2010 9:40:01 AM

but i saw a lot of guides on how to overclock,
but i cant find those options in my bios
June 28, 2010 11:30:17 AM

Gigabyte, Asus, Asrock, MSI, DFI and a few others make credible overclocker motherboards.

If you have a motherboard that has no option for OCing in the BIOS, you can get software overclock utilities - which are as reliable as they want to be i.e. not very.

Your only safe option would be to drop a bundle on a decent overclocking motherboard.