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Thinking of overclocking, but what?

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August 20, 2011 3:42:12 PM

Hey ive recently been reading up on overclocking and am considering it. But i would like to know if it would be worth overclocking my system and what sort of improvements would i see? (how much faster would the PC be etc). Also what would be best to overclock? I mainly use the PC for gaming and would like to see some improvements in FPS etc..

My system:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Core CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz
Memory (RAM): 4GB

Help would be greatly appreciated!

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August 20, 2011 5:01:18 PM

I would suggest overclocking your video card first

Download MSI's Afterburner, start by cranking the fan speed up for better cooling and then raise your core clock (shader) 5mhz at a time until you come to a point where your pc isn't running stable (take your time between each increase)

Once you hit a point of instability, then you downclock it 5mhz from your current overclock and then raise it 2mhz at a time until it becomes unstable again. Do this until you have it down to a specific number.

Even if you only raised it 10mhz from its stock, that 10mhz makes a huge improvement in gaming compared to adding 100mhz to a processor.

Still I think you can oc your processor a good amount and with both at a nice safe overclock your system will be running great.

Hey, thanks for the reply! What should i put my fan speed on?
August 20, 2011 5:04:56 PM

Also when you say increase the Core Clock (shader) do you mean increase both the core clock and shader clock? (they are currently linked together so when i increase one the other also increases)