N/APosted on - 11/20/2011
I just built a new machine and I would like to know if it's possible to overclock the CPU and memory. If so, how can I perform it correctly? And what is really the use of it? Please provide the step-by-step procedure as I am really noob when in terms of computers. Thanks in advance!
CPU Processor and Memory Overclocking
Overclocking is a method of building your computer to run faster than the default clock frequency indicated by your computer manufacturer by amending the system parameters. The working voltages may also be amplify which will also boost the speed but the operation will remain constant. Overclocking procedures increases the power usage, produce more heats, which must be dissolved if the chip stays functional.
The process of overclocking can be overwhelming for newbies. But this is just simple. And it can make your computer processor to run faster. Overclocking your processor or memory will make it faster than the factory speed. A processor that is 2.4GHz can be overclocked to 2.5GHz -2.6GHz and memory with 200MHz will be pushed to 220MHz or higher. However, you need to remember that it can also damaged your computer hardware. If you pushed it beyond the limits, it can lock up or can be permanently damaged.
Overclocking your memory:
To overclock your memory, you need to have a matching sticks with the same manufacturer, speed and more. First of, open the CPU-Z and then flip the Serial Presence Detect tab to know your computer's specs. Reboot to BIOS and then choose the Performance menu. It is often called as Performance or Configuration based on your manufacturer.
Search for the configuration menu or the Memory Overrides and then disable the default profile on your profile. Adjust the memory multiplier. To do this, choose the preset overclock option or type the RAM clock speed. Utilize the increments that will pair on consumer-grade products. And then press F10 and save and exit BIOS. Run a memory test to ensure that the process is done successfully.
Overclocking your CPU:
Things you should consider before you overclock are:
1. You need to know that not all computers can be overclocked easily such as those laptops with OEM like Dell and HP.
2. Change your settings in BIOS. You can overclock easily when in BIOS.
3. Clear your CMOS. Overclocking can sometimes became unstable. If this is the case, your machine will not boot so you need to reset your BIOS back to the default.
4. Ensure if your processor is multiplier is locked or unlocked.
5. Operate your multiplier unlocked processor. The maximum overclock is limited on RAM. Search for the high memory bus speed that your memory can handle while syncing it with FSB. To ensure, reduce the CPU multiplier and then add your FSB such as 200MHz to 205MHz. Save and Exit BIOS.
6. Operate your multiplier locked processor. This means that you can only overclock if you amplify your FSB. Just add small increments in FSB after every post. Run Memtest to check for stability. When you reach the max FSB, try to get a little more by soothing the memory timings.
7. Make your computer system stable. Now that you are done with the basic overclocking on locked or unlocked processor, tweak your computer to make it stable. Change the Multiplier, FSB, Voltages and memory timings variables until your system is firm. This is a trial and error process and will take to much time. Your computer will act weird if the mobo doesn't have PCI/AGP lock. Also, increasing the voltage will make your computer firm. But a high temperature can also cause instability.
8. Run a test on your utility. Run a bootable floppy disk to know if you have a faulty overclock. Try the CPU-Z or WCPUID to show the system overclock details.
9. Check the timing of your memory. This refers to how the speed of your system can transmit data in and out of RAM.
10. Select the quality of your memory chip. Go for trusted manufacturers of memory chips that uses other chips from another company to create their modules.
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