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Getting the most out of my PC

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#1 mitcheyfex


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 02:41 PM

Hello guys,


So i'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to this, but i know i have an overclockable computer and just wondered if and how to go about it, i would ideally like the best performance out of my PC without causing hardware failure, Ive never really messed around with this and never had a PC which could be overclocked!

So i guess what i'm asking is; How do i go about overclocking my PC, Whats the fastest i can get it and how?

Again sorry about sounding like a newbie, Its a pleasure to be part of such a community and you lot here at Bleepingcomputer are great!

OS Name    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Version    10.0.14393 Build 14393
Other OS Description     Not Available
OS Manufacturer    Microsoft Corporation
System Name    DESKTOP-6HH5N0M
System Manufacturer    System manufacturer
System Model    System Product Name
System Type    x64-based PC
System SKU    SKU
Processor    Intel® Core™ i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3301 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date    American Megatrends Inc. 1201, 17/08/2012
SMBIOS Version    2.7
Embedded Controller Version    255.255
BIOS Mode    Legacy
BaseBoard Manufacturer    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
BaseBoard Model    Not Available
BaseBoard Name    Base Board
Platform Role    Desktop
Secure Boot State    Unsupported
PCR7 Configuration    Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory    C:\WINDOWS
System Directory    C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device    \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale    United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer    Version = "10.0.14393.206"
User Name    DESKTOP-6HH5N0M\Mitch
Time Zone    GMT Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM)    8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory    7.95 GB
Available Physical Memory    5.39 GB
Total Virtual Memory    9.20 GB
Available Virtual Memory    6.27 GB
Page File Space    1.25 GB
Page File    C:\pagefile.sys
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions    Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions    Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware    No
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection    Yes

Thank you, looking forward to your advice and opinions.

--- Mitch


Edited by hamluis, 01 March 2017 - 03:26 PM.
Moved from W10 Spt to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 03:33 PM

There is a website/forum dedicated to Overclocking & related that might be more helpful for answers to your questions:




Back in the day when I was into learning about Overclocking that was my goto website.

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#3 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 01:33 PM

Although that is a pretty old CPU, there are a couple of little things you can do with it;




#4 mitcheyfex

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 01:57 PM

thanks for your replies, On the website i found this: All the guides detailed are for use with competent air-cooled heatsinks, you don't need watercooling (the article page image is just for fun!). A Thermaltake Frio is more than enough for a 4.5GHz overclock.do i need to install extra fansto do this?

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 06:04 PM

As the cpu/heatsink thermal interface might now be 6 years old, that's the first thing I'd take care of...


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#6 mitcheyfex

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 02:07 PM

I feel like im too much of a newbie to be messing around with this, i wonder if there is any "Overclocking services" people can offer me in the local area?:

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