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overclocking, how to raise voltage?


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tom_beach22

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im a getting a new computer soon and the proscessor it comes with will have a AMD athalon X@ 4200+ (2.2ghz) and i have read that some people have overclocked to 3.0ghz with crazy coolling stuff. i dont want to over clock to 3.0 but 2.6, when i read they had it over clocked to 2.6 ghz it took more power/voltage. wil i need a new power supply or does the proscessor automatically pull more power? or do i need to set it up?
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Yes, it will take a bit more wattage to overclock. Stock they run 80-94 watts and overclocking may raise that to 100 or so. Unless you PS is at its limit it should run the cpu fine.

Heres a website for more info on the cpu's.

http://balusc.xs4all...-cpu-amd-k8.php

Your motherboard may not let you overclock much. Some are better than others. Many over clock by running the Front side bus speed up. You really need to do google searches on OCing your cpu before jumping in.

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ok thanks, so i should just in crease FSB and vltage slowly? the cpu multiplier is locked (so i've read.)

one last question.
if my bios dosent support overclocking is it possible to cahnge my bios?
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Updating the BIOS can help, but usually the BIOS is not changed to where it can be overclocked. Overclocking is built-in to certain motherboards by the factory's design teams.

Here's a basic OC guide.

http://www.overclock...om/articles740/

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There are two programs, ( tools ) I use for overclocking..

CPUZ.. That monitors voltage.. CPU - core speed, Bus - speed.. and memory.

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

Then there is PC Wizard..

PC Wizard gives you System Information . It breaks down your stystem info..

Voltage.. Temps and more.. It will also do Benckmark testing.

http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php

There is also a tool called ( speedfan ) that will monitor temps..

http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

All these tools are great for overclocking system monitors.

You should check out.. Overclockers club... http://www.overclockersclub.com/

Plenty of info from other people who overclock.... :whistling:

Edited by evilwizard, 20 December 2006 - 07:28 AM.

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