Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:13 PM
If you're really intent on overclocking your processor, than I can give you a hand. I would recommend doing it through your bios though instead of using that software. Since you're a beginner though, this may be easier to learn how overclocking works though.
Overclocking has it's advantages, and of course disadvantages. Your temperatures are going to get hotter, and there will be more stress on your processor. Your computer will run faster though, especially in games.
You had the logic on how the processor's frequency is determined a little wrong. You take the processor's bus speed (the 333mhz, not the 1333mhz), and multiple it by the processor's multiplier. Your processor has a multiplier of 9.5 (9.5 x 333mhz= about 3.16ghz). To determine what your processor's frequency is going to be, you multiply whatever you change the bus speed to, and multiple by the multiplier (the 9.5 number). At first, I would suggest turning your clock up to 357-358 mhz which will make your processor run at 3.4ghz. If the computer seems stable, go ahead and maybe try going up to 3.6ghz. If you start noticing the system to hang or crash, then take it down a bit.
Now, if you ever do overclock too far, and the system will not post or boot, take the cmos battery out for a couple minutes to reset the cmos.
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