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Old 10-16-2006, 05:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A couple of Questions

Hey guys, I've got a couple of queries.

First off I'm not sure if OCing my comp will be safe, so I'll give you guys the specs.

Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86 GHZ
1 GB DDR2 RAM (1 X 1 GB stick)
320 GB Hard Drive (NCQ)
Pioneer DVD Burner 16X
nVidia GeForce 7600 GS Video Card (256 MB)
Foxconn Case
Gigabyte GA-945PL-S3 Motherboard
Intel 945PL Express Chipset

I only the pc about 2 weeks ago, and I want to know the following:

Would it be worth OCing it?
Would it be Safe to OC it?
Will I need to upgrade Fans or the Heatsink?
What will be a safe speed to OC it to? ( In x.xx GHZ)


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Old 10-16-2006, 05:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ya, that seems fair to me, you shouldnt have a problem oc'ing it at all

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Old 10-16-2006, 05:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, as you can probably tell, I'm not all that great with computers, not really a wizard, but I know the basics.. Any ideas on what speed I can attain?
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Did you build this PC yourself? Is there only a stock heatsink/fan on the CPU?

I was looking at your case and it doesn't seem all that great for airflow. Is there only a 80MM intake on the side and a 120 outtake in the back? Or am I looking at the wrong case here, there seems to be a couple 'foxconn' cases.
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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No, I didn't build this comp myself, I bought it. It has a stock heatsink and fans as far as I know. The Case itself is a Foxconn TSAA861 with a 80 intake on the side and 120 outtake in the back as far as I know, however I may be wrong. Check out the pic I uploaded about my comps temps, that may make it clearer... Sorry about any confusion created..
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Old 10-16-2006, 08:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Speedfan is giving you the wrong temps.. try using pc wizard or another app.

to OC your cpu just increase the fsb by 5 or 10 mhz until its unstable when you run prime95.

to oc your gpu download coolbits or ati tool (the newest beta) and again increase by 5-10 mhz until unstable when you test it on load.

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