I just completed building my first PC and I have been through lots of learning in the process. I have heard and read about overclocking and I understand that it involves a liquid cooler. However, I am not aware of the technicalities to be considered. For example, the voltages needed. My PC has an Asus Motherboard Z-97 A, Intel i7 4790-K CPU with 4.0GHz, 32 GB Crucial Ballistic Tactical Ram, Windows 7 Pro on 120GB HDD, 1TB HDD for storage and the XFX Radeon R9. The casing is a Rosewill Thor V2 and it has a fan with probes on the CPU, GPU , HDD and SSD and not one of them gets past 20 degrees celcius. How can I overclock it? Help me with the technicalities.
I'm planning to overclock two CPUs. One is Intel Core 2 Duo clocked at 2.4 GHz to 3.0 GHz and the the is Pentium 4 clocked at 1.8 GHz to 2.26 GHz. How can I overclock the above mentioned CPUs without facing any problems? What are the grounds to be taken care of after overclocking?
I recently acquired a dual core processor for my PC, it is not much but it is a huge boost for me. I am trying to play next gen games and upgrading my system right now is impossible because of budgetary constraints. I heard that new games need tremendous processing power. I heard of overclocking and would like to try it. what are the risks involved?
I am a huge PC fan and the main thing I like about this system is overclocking which results in boosts in graphic capabilities. I heard it is possible to do so in recent mobile phones. I have the new HTC one and there is a quadcore process and I would really like to overclock it to see what happens?
I need to make a choice between the Intel 5960X and the 4X Xeon E7540 processor. I am a 3D artist, I design using 3D’s Max + Vray render, and I am looking to increase the render power of my machine. The two processor are equally effective. Now I want to know a little about the technical advantages of each from you techies here. I appreciate your help.
I had to overclock my CPU to boost its performance. I have a Core i3-530 and after overclocking, I could do 3.6ghz at stock volt. I have since overclocked it to 4.07ghz. Is it safe to stay overclocked at a point like 3.6ghz then reset back to default frequently or do a certain speed and leave it there. I am definitely concerned about power consumption and the longevity of my CPU. Help please.
I would like more CPU power when gaming. Currently, I have an 15 4570k CPU and I would like it to perform better or get a new one altogether. Should I go for an unlocked i5 and overclock it to improve performance and save money or should I settle for an i7 then overclock it?
I am looking for a good CPU that could help me run high graphics well. I have a tight budget so I have to settle for the AMD Fx or the Intel Core i7-5960k. Which is best and why would you rather have it? Is there any other better alternative?
Well, I’d like to upgrade my CPU processor to a latest release that I saw on the Intel Website. Okay, my processor is a 4th gen Intel core i7-4700MQ with 3.40Ghz but I want to upgrade to a 5th generation Intel core i7-555U that still has 3.40Ghz speed. I understand the 5th generations CPUs can handle better graphics. Is it a worthy upgrade? Will my HP-Envy i7 support the new CPU? Are there any other changes that will be needed or the new CPU to function correctly?
I read somewhere that the core clock of the Alienware Alpha can be boosted by around 135MHZ over the maximum 1097MHz. A laptop GTX 860 M memory speed reduction is also reversible compared to the desktop counterpart. You can wrap it from 5GBPS to 6GBPS. If I opt for one, what performance and overclocking should I expect? Since the GPU is not upgradable, what are the benefits of upgrading the memory or the CPU if I only want to use it for gaming?
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