OverClocking CPU?

  RobCharles1981 19:58 30 Sep 2005

I have an AMD 64 3000 Socket 939 and wondering should I overclock the speed??

  SANTOS7 19:59 30 Sep 2005


  Kenneth-266656 20:09 30 Sep 2005

I second that NO!!

  pb457 20:15 30 Sep 2005

What do you use it for? Overclocking is unneccesary i agree with the other two no, i do wnat to point out that overclocking can destroy your system and the speed advantage is minimal, if you want more speed either buy another 512 Ram or a faster CPU is needed.

  RobCharles1981 20:18 30 Sep 2005

It was just a thought that came into my mind, but I will get some more memory another Gig of Ram taking too 2 gig!

  RobCharles1981 20:18 30 Sep 2005

But I use my pc for games and internet

  Strawballs 20:27 30 Sep 2005

If you are still interested in overclocking (not something that I would consider) try looking here click here

  SANTOS7 20:29 30 Sep 2005

click here page 4 will give you a better insight as to why not,good luck...

  Kenneth-266656 20:38 30 Sep 2005

If you are into games I would have thought that 1 Gig was p[lenty enough memory. I'm not a gamer but I think you will find one of the most important pieces of hardware is the graphics card. Get the best you can afford.

  gudgulf 21:20 30 Sep 2005

Have a look through the forums at click here where they are far more sympathetic to overclocking and modding than here.

Many people overclock their PCs,me included but you do need to heed the warnings given here.And go to the specialist forums too,not to mention a Google search on the subject.

You really need to make sure you understand what you are doing and the reason you are overclocking.

Of particular note is the advice to use the best possible graphics card you can afford......and there are a number of games out at the moment that do work best with over 1GB of RAM (I use 2GB).

  josie mayhem 21:26 30 Sep 2005

One of the main problems with overclocking apart from stability of the OS, is that it causes the CPU to get hotter as well, so you need a very good CPU fan at least and preferably a good fan/extraction system in your case to keep tempertures as low as possiable (over heating the CPU with at least shorten it's life, at worst kill it and your mobo and memory)

I would go with what Torwalker has suggeted, get the best graphic card you can afford, this will take some of the pressure off the CPU, but remember that some newer mid to high range cards need there own power souce, so check that you have a spare plug on your PSU and that it is also powerful enough to take the extra power to run the card.

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