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doc_holliday420

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    Where do I find a way to overclock my hardware?
    « on: August 24, 2008, 02:55:10 PM »
    I have never done It before I know you can over clock the videocard (mines a nvidia geforce8800gt) someone told me gateway made me unable to change my mother board so i think that takes the processor out but what about ram and the hard drive? I dont expect a step by step guide (id like one tho :) but I just want a link to a guide what makes it the hardest is I do not even know the name or brand of my ram or hard drive (I even looked on gateway and couldnt find it) device manager doesnt have it either. any other things that can be overclocked I would appreciate as well. The only thing I found a good amount of info on is cooling. Thank you for your time..

    drmsucks



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      Re: Where do I find a way to overclock my hardware?
      « Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008, 03:25:48 PM »
      someone told me gateway made me unable to change my mother board so i think that takes the processor out but what about ram and the hard drive?

      If your BIOS doesn't allow you to set CPU parameters, it is doubtful that you can (or should) overclock the RAM. There is no overclocking for hard drives.

      Overclocking is science and art! You have a nice system based on your other topic - my advice is->don't screw with it! Perhaps you could benefit from another video card, see what advice you get.

      Best of luck!
      If you don't have time to do it right
                      ...when will you have time to do it over?

      h0w



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        Re: Where do I find a way to overclock my hardware?
        « Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008, 03:53:26 PM »
        off topic: doc holliday, by any chance were you in a gaming community called GlobalFortressCommunity?

        on topic: you have an 8800gt, i dont see any need to oc the videocard, you should be able to run any game out on medium settings or greater with more there 80fps.

        edit: i just took a look @ your other post with your spec is in it... my advice would be to look into getting xp on the machine. it looks like it should run vista just fine. but for the way your saying that you would like to use this machine xp > vista. it should run a lot quicker and smoother with xp. but before you take the plunge and change to xp, MAKE SURE YOUR HARDWARE IS COMPATIBLE WITH XP.

        doc_holliday420

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          Re: Where do I find a way to overclock my hardware?
          « Reply #3 on: August 25, 2008, 04:23:15 PM »
          i was not on that community with that name (I tried to use it but it was taken, I did have a chat with him about that though.)

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          Re: Where do I find a way to overclock my hardware?
          « Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008, 05:09:43 PM »
          If you can afford a brand new CPU; MBoard and RAM sticks try Overclockers Anonomyous
             
           
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          brad2020live



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            Re: Where do I find a way to overclock my hardware?
            « Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008, 09:41:39 PM »
            Just a suggestion........Watch your temp very closley........Never go into windows just to figure that out......Use the hardware montior.........The other day I tried OC'ing my ram on my brand new board and it got up to like 115 degreez ferenheight, So I would watch out.

            Oh yeah, try to set everything for auto exept the thing you  are changing, have a nice day...

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