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April 14, 2012 1:58:44 PM

hey guys i have seen that many people were talking about overclocking a CPU..... :o 

so i wanna know that how to overclock my CPU? :sweat: 

if it is needed my CPU specs are:

intel core i3 540@ 3.07 GHz

windows 7 ultimate 64bit service pack 1

6GB ddr3 RAM

sapphire radeon HD 5450 1GB ddr3


i dunno how to know detailed specs about my computer
does anyone knows a software :bounce: 

please say me..... :( 

and thanks. :D 

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April 14, 2012 2:05:20 PM

Couple thoughts
-Based on your post, I'd recommend you do some substantial reading on the topic before I'd recommend you actually overclock anything. If you don't do your homework regarding overclocking, you can get into trouble quickly.

-I don't think an i3-540 can really overclock anyways.
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April 14, 2012 2:31:34 PM

other thoughts:
-You posted this on the wrong section, you suppose to post this thread here

-If you have an OEM Computer (like dell, hp, gateway, etc) I made a thread before on how to overclock it's CPU check it out

-If you build this computer, Go to google/yahoo/youtube and search 'how to overclock CPU on BIOS'

-Lastly, as Bigmack says, this CPU won't OC well.
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April 14, 2012 2:34:00 PM

BigMack70 said:
Couple thoughts
-Based on your post, I'd recommend you do some substantial reading on the topic before I'd recommend you actually overclock anything. If you don't do your homework regarding overclocking, you can get into trouble quickly.

-I don't think an i3-540 can really overclock anyways.


as you said my i3 cannot over clock say me how to do for an i7 so that i will check in my computer in the same way by which i may get the location

and do u know any software that says about my computer detailed specs?

at how much cost have u got ur graphics card?
April 14, 2012 2:37:14 PM

has anyone tried overclocking their own CPU
i mean any overclocked their CPU?

if yes say me i will try please.........
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April 14, 2012 2:42:53 PM

yes I have OC'd my CPU, but not daily really...

If you want a good CPU for overclocking at the 1156 socket, I think at least this i5-655K will be good
April 14, 2012 3:11:43 PM

I suggest that you do some research on the actual benefits of over clocking......In my opinion, it simply isn't worth it to over clock. it's a lot of trouble if you don't do it correctly. It can be very time consuming and frustrating, trying to figure out just how far you can go, b4 you've gone too far. You'll end up with BSODs and at the very least you'll create heat issues...... It creates the need for better cpu coolers and heat sinks, etc. Why not just buy a good CPU that will give you the power you need, without over clocking? And, like I said in the beginning.... do your research and you'll see that yes, you do end up with more power and speed, etc, etc....But what was the actual benefit to this? Was your game any faster? I bet not. And, even if it were, it wouldn't be by much, and you'd need benchmarking software to measure it. You wouldn't be able to notice the difference without benchmarking it. Simply not worth it..... just my opinion here guys.......Some of you love to over clock. I say more power to you! Do whatever you feel you want to. I am not saying that o one sould ever over clcok. I am simply stating my opinion that I think it isn't worth the risk.
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April 14, 2012 4:23:13 PM

But in reality, overclocking is rarely like what you're describing. In reality overclocking is fun and you can get free performance just for the little effort you do.
April 14, 2012 4:48:13 PM

If you want best s1156 overclocker at a decent price, then get i5 760 (above mentioned 655K is only dual core which is lackluster nowadays), it overclocks from 2,8 to 4GHz with no issues if you got remotely decent cooler.


terryd75 said:
I suggest that you do some research on the actual benefits of over clocking......In my opinion, it simply isn't worth it to over clock. it's a lot of trouble if you don't do it correctly. It can be very time consuming and frustrating, trying to figure out just how far you can go, b4 you've gone too far. You'll end up with BSODs and at the very least you'll create heat issues...... It creates the need for better cpu coolers and heat sinks, etc. Why not just buy a good CPU that will give you the power you need, without over clocking? And, like I said in the beginning.... do your research and you'll see that yes, you do end up with more power and speed, etc, etc....But what was the actual benefit to this? Was your game any faster? I bet not. And, even if it were, it wouldn't be by much, and you'd need benchmarking software to measure it. You wouldn't be able to notice the difference without benchmarking it. Simply not worth it..... just my opinion here guys.......Some of you love to over clock. I say more power to you! Do whatever you feel you want to. I am not saying that o one sould ever over clcok. I am simply stating my opinion that I think it isn't worth the risk.


Why overclock you ask? Because I personally got 50% extra performance (from 2,8 to 4,2, finally settling for 4,0GHz) for extra $50 that I had to pay for better cooler while keeping the CPU at lower temps on full load compared to stock clock with stock cooler.
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