Help with Overclocking

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  1. fadinzr

    fadinzr MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    I just learned about overclocking the CPU and make it run faster, for this reason want to learn more about it

    and how it works

    my motherboard OEM provides a software for overclocking

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  2. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    What is your cooling and power setup.
     
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  3. fadinzr

    fadinzr MDL Novice

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    where and how can I find these info
     
  4. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    ouch.

    Cooling and power are two rather important things to know with overclocking. Most likely, you are using stock cooling heatsink and fan. When you overclock, things get hotter, sometimes much hotter. You will need to know what type of heatsinks/fans/liquid cooling(ok maybe not that) that fit your motherboard, cpu, memory. Now power is your power supply. Overclocking will draw more power and if the power supply isn't able to handle it, it could cause several problems.

    I would suggest a lot of reading on overclocking, basic information and move forward from there. At least before burn your cpu/memory/motherboard/power supply .
     
  5. fadinzr

    fadinzr MDL Novice

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    will it make difference with the CPU I have
     
  6. rEApEAt

    rEApEAt MDL Senior Member

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    Yes. Definitely.
     
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  7. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    I do not even know if the CPU referred to is overclockable or if that, if by something more than a small %.
    Do read about it and the go ahead.
    Your stock cooler (the one that came with the CPU) is pretty basic (as are all Intel stock CPU) and cannot be relied on for overclocking.
     
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  8. rEApEAt

    rEApEAt MDL Senior Member

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    The E2140 is an excellent candidate to overclock and the G31TM-P31 mobo seems to be good enough to do the job.

    With this CPU you may try a somewhat modest overclock even with your stock cooler as far as you don't mess (never ever) with the CPU stock voltage.

    In order to do anything beyond that you must know how good (and not only how powerful) is your power supply, to buy a proper cooler and a good thermal compound, and - above all - to learn about hardware.

    Overclocking is the best way to fry your hardware, so take it easy and learn before anything else.
     
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