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October 9, 2011 4:00:07 PM

Hi guys
i have a homebuilt pc:

i5 750 at stock 2.67Ghz
unknown foxconn mobo
4gigs ddr3 1333Mhz
Amd 6970
700 watt coolermaster psu
aero cool rs9 case

it might look ok on paper but it is starting to show its age. It dosent lag but i am looking at the new i7 2600k. is it worth the upgrade or should i just overclock? if so please give me a guide as i am new to overcolcking spicific to the cpu :bounce: 

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October 9, 2011 4:06:28 PM

the i7 is not the direction u shld be looking... as that looks like a purely gaming system and ull not need all that power! u shld always try overclocking b4 gettin rid of a cpu...as it probably has some oomph left. i wld try OCing it a bit, as that is a nice cpu to play round with... :hello: 
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October 9, 2011 4:38:59 PM

ok NARF. :lol: 
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a b K Overclocking
October 9, 2011 5:11:17 PM

If you don't get any slowdowns and it's as fast as you need it to be why worry about it? Well o.k we all want it as fast as we can get it :D . Anyway, it's not really worth it to replace your motherboard and CPU to go to sandy bridge. At least wait till ivy bridge. That said get a good CPU cooler and overclock the crap out of it. If you want to add anything then add another 6970 to run in CF assuming you have a CF motherboard.
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a b K Overclocking
October 9, 2011 5:37:52 PM

Try to OC it, but your motherboard might not be up to par. Foxconn is not generally good, so unless it is an inferno board, I wouldn't overclock too far. Also, if you want a new CPU, look into a core i5 2500k. 2600k is for video editing and very heavy threaded applications, where the core i3 and core i5 series is aimed toward games.
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a b K Overclocking
October 9, 2011 11:59:34 PM

Some overclocking guides, i recommend doing further research as well so you understand everything, to ensure it goes smoothly.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/259903-29-overclockin...

And as others have stated OC first than upgrade CPU if it's not enough. Also pickup a heatsink so you can do a decent OC on it.
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October 10, 2011 3:42:38 AM

How about using turbo boost. Im scared that my cpu might get damaged when overclocking it :pfff:  How about turbo boost tecnology.
Also will turbo boost damage my cpu?. :bounce: 
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a c 78 K Overclocking
October 10, 2011 3:59:24 AM

turbo boost is a small increment and it only throttles your cpu in certain scenarios - not take you to 4GHz. Even for a mild OC, getting a cheap aftermarket cooler would be the way to go instead of a CPU :lol: .

hyper 212 evo FTW ? or maybe a hyper 212+...?

* to answer your thread question - no it ain't worth it unless you have cash to splash
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October 10, 2011 4:12:50 AM

Should i enable turbo boost technology anyway? or will it damage the cpu over time? also is 50 degrese celcius too hot when gaming and about 30 degrese celcius when not gaming
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a c 78 K Overclocking
October 10, 2011 4:18:02 AM

for the 750? yeah that is high. what cooler are you using?

the temps should be round the mid 20's(idle) to mid 30's~40(load) on those clocks - thas what i have with a H50 hooked up to it.
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a c 197 K Overclocking
October 10, 2011 4:18:56 AM

Well, because I have been overclocking since 1978 (we didn't call it that back then), I'll say, "Of course, it is worth it."

With a good after market cooler and a little care, you should be able to safely reach 3.5 - 3.6 GHz without measurably affecting service life.

The Hiper 212+ (about $30) is probably the all time cooler bargain in terms of price-performance ratio - if it fits in your case.
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October 10, 2011 5:13:56 AM

I dont know what cooler im using but its verry small and its cooler master i didnt buy it seperateley but it came with my origional computer that was a packard bell.
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October 10, 2011 5:33:02 AM

I agree with OC. They give you the last bit out of your hardware's life. But for many people, the biggest slow down for aging hardware is actually their ever degrading OS. Try reinstall it if you haven't done that already.
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a c 78 K Overclocking
October 10, 2011 6:02:43 AM

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I dont know what cooler im using but its verry small and its cooler master i didnt buy it seperateley but it came with my origional computer that was a packard bell.


can you take a pic of the cooler?
also;
what are your ambient temps?
last time i prescribed a cooler to a forum member, he had high ambient temps that mislead him to think his cooler was bad(even after multiple TIM applications)
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October 10, 2011 7:12:52 AM

how do you add a picture?
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October 10, 2011 7:15:51 AM

Will turbo boost damage my cpu? :whistle: 
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October 10, 2011 7:20:50 AM

No
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October 10, 2011 7:29:16 AM

ok so it wond damage it at all. :bounce: 
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October 10, 2011 7:32:09 AM

No damage what so ever. Turbo Boost is a feature of Intel processor, covered by warranty, and is by no mean overclock. Totally within Intel's specification to operate the CPU with TB on.
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October 10, 2011 7:35:07 AM

and how do you add a picture to a reply
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October 10, 2011 7:38:44 AM

Press the "Add a reply button", don't use the quick reply box. Upload the picture to a picture host site and in the full reply page, press the picture button, insert picture's address to upload it.
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a c 78 K Overclocking
October 10, 2011 7:39:57 AM

open an acc in photobucket or any image hosting site and link that image to this(or any other) post/thread
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October 10, 2011 7:40:27 AM

sorry i dont know what a picture host site is? where can i find one?
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October 10, 2011 7:41:52 AM

ok thanks
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October 10, 2011 7:47:23 AM

im sorry i dont have an account with any image hosting site all i can say is that its about 10 cm wide and its a round cpu cooler
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October 10, 2011 7:49:52 AM

try tinypic
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a c 78 K Overclocking
October 10, 2011 7:51:17 AM

does that cpu cooler have a shroud/funnel to guide air to the cooler?
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October 10, 2011 8:23:36 AM

no it used to when i had my packard bell case but the guy that put my computer together with the new case took it off
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October 10, 2011 8:26:15 AM

also lutfij do you think that turbo boost will damage my cpu?
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October 10, 2011 10:25:58 AM

so you think that i should keep my cpu for now and wait untill the new generation comes out
how much will it cost for the new generation cpu's?
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a c 78 K Overclocking
October 10, 2011 12:15:55 PM

turbo boost will not damage your CPU... look at it this way, its like the NOS system on a drag car. It'll give you that boost but it isn't sustained for a long period as opposed to OC, which is like a race car designed for a race track (for as many laps needed).

btw you won't see much improvement with that turbo boost feature, if it did wonders for so many people, than the aftermarket cooler industry would've gone outa business as enthusiasts wouldn't need to OC their cpu's at all.

:ange: 

* wait out and see what AMD has to offer with Bulldozer and with Intel's SB-E
** since you have an i5-750 I'd advise getting something another year from now...(look up my member rig 2 and you'll see what I'm playing/working on)
*** in the mean time, ask your buddy what cooler he gave you (and post back) and then do some OC'ing if the cooler checks out - could be you already have a Hyper with you :) 
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October 10, 2011 1:25:47 PM

i have no clue my buddy didnt sell it to me. but all i know it is about 10cm wide and it is cooler master.
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a c 78 K Overclocking
October 10, 2011 3:09:25 PM

buddy=the guy who tinkered with your rig.
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October 10, 2011 3:16:19 PM

yes he didnt sell me the computer we bought it from incredible conn.
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October 10, 2011 3:17:00 PM

yes but im getting a new one soon its the thermaltake frio.
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a c 78 K Overclocking
October 10, 2011 3:24:12 PM

have you bought it already?

I'd can't recommend the Hyper 212+ enough nor teh 212 evo if its out...

though this review says the frio is good. but price for performance wise - the hyper is the deal maker
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October 10, 2011 3:55:16 PM

ive already bought it. :pfff:  but they say its ok :D  also is their any risk in overclocking? and will my board allow me to overclock? my board only has 1 pci xpress x16 slot on it i think it is quite crappy. i found another board for R1000 and it is quite good should i get it in a few months? :bounce: 
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a c 78 K Overclocking
October 10, 2011 4:00:54 PM

a_tractor said:
ive already bought it. :pfff:  but they say its ok :D  also is their any risk in overclocking? and will my board allow me to overclock? my board only has 1 pci xpress x16 slot on it i think it is quite crappy. i found another board for R1000 and it is quite good should i get it in a few months? :bounce: 


1| is the R for riyal or ringit?

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i5 750 at stock 2.67Ghz
unknown foxconn mobo
4gigs ddr3 1333Mhz
Amd 6970
700 watt coolermaster psu
aero cool rs9 case
its really hard to say what mobo you have, as the mosfet coolers should have heatsinks to tolerate load and deliver power to your CPU.

lets have a look at that mobo - link it.
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October 10, 2011 5:05:12 PM

i have absolutley no clue what my mobo is sorry but if there it software to tell you what it is than can you tell me about it :bounce: 
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a b K Overclocking
October 10, 2011 5:07:04 PM

a_tractor said:
i have absolutley no clue what my mobo is sorry but if there it software to tell you what it is than can you tell me about it :bounce: 

Open your case and read it. You should really know what you are putting in your PC before you build it.
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October 10, 2011 5:19:56 PM

At stock speed, 30C idle and 50C at load does seem a little high, but nothing really too severe. Since you are getting a new HSF you should have no problems overclocking your processor. I am currently using an i5-760 overclocked to 4 GHz (as you see in my sig below) and it runs like a champ.
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a c 78 K Overclocking
October 10, 2011 7:38:54 PM

a_tractor said:
i have absolutley no clue what my mobo is sorry but if there it software to tell you what it is than can you tell me about it :bounce: 

ignorance is bliss - but not on this here forums! please listen to what HD mentions - and for the love of sanity, open an account on an image hosting site - it's free! post your mobo, psu, cooler and case pics and we'll get in and out of the pool faster than it takes you to swim in it.
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a b K Overclocking
October 11, 2011 1:35:09 AM

Download Speccy and tell us exactly what you have in terms of Motherboard. We want the model number.
http://www.piriform.com/speccy

Than I want you to use a camera and take a picture of the inside of your computer case when the computer is off, than another close up of the heatsink your using. Try to make sure these come out clear. And than post it up on here on the forums for us.

Heres a website you don't even have to register for, just give us the links.
http://imageshack.us/
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October 11, 2011 4:22:45 AM

Manufacture Packard Bell h57m01 i have no clue why it says its packard bell? some other software said it was a foxconn but this software says its packard bell?
I didnt build the computer we bought it pre built at a shop. should i buy another board? Here the pictures
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October 11, 2011 4:27:44 AM

All uploaded
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October 11, 2011 10:57:53 AM

sorry guys my cooler im getting tomorrow its the coolermaster v8 not the frio.
is their any way of checking if my gpu is bottlenecking my cpu?
also my case,gpu and psu are about 2 months old.
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October 11, 2011 3:27:36 PM

im sorry for stuffing around with you guys im actually getting the v6 with 2 fans as it is better than the v8 what do you think is best? v8 or v6 with 2 fans?
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October 12, 2011 9:01:11 AM

Your picture tells me quite a bit.

First up, your motherboard is very basic. There is very little voltage regulation present and no heatsinks. This is not a motherboard that is capable of overclocking. Don't even try.

Secondly, your RAM is somewhat mismatched. The circuit boards that the RAM sticks are on are two different colors. Have you verified that they are running at proper speeds?

This thread leads me to think that you really don't have the knowledge yet to tackle something like overclocking any way. Your CPU and video card are probably quite adequate for anything you are doing.

If your computer seems slow I recommend you do a fresh installation of the operating system, after backing up all your important data of course.
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October 12, 2011 11:02:58 AM

ok thats what ill do thanks guys for helping :bounce: 
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