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Old 02-20-2009, 02:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi.

Should I overclock my gaming PC, if so how much and would it improve it much?. I have never oc'd this computer before. Here are specs -

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System Information
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Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3
System Model: GeForce7050M-M
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)


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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 8500 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0421&SUBSYS_047A10DE&REV_A1
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Mode: 1152 x 864 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0011.8122 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 1/15/2009 08:19:00, 6168960 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 1/15/2009 08:19:00, 6301248 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4761-11CF-D46C-712400C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0421
SubSys ID: 0x047A10DE
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D ModeWMV9_B ModeWMV9_A

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Sound Devices
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Description: Realtek HD Audio output
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0662&SUBSYS_10192609& REV_1001
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: RtkHDAud.sys
Driver Version: 5.10.0000.5443 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 7/10/2007 14:56:00, 4449280 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0xF5F
Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 192000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 33, 31
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 33, 31
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run

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Sound Capture Devices
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Description: Realtek HD Audio Input
Default Sound Capture: Yes
Default Voice Capture: Yes
Driver Name: RtkHDAud.sys
Driver Version: 5.10.0000.5443 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 7/10/2007 14:56:00, 4449280 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x41
Format Flags: 0xFFF


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USB Devices
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+ USB Root Hub
| Vendor/Product ID: 0x10DE, 0x055E
| Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub
| Service: usbhub
| Driver: usbhub.sys, 4/14/2008 07:45:37, 59520 bytes
| Driver: usbd.sys, 3/1/2006 01:00:00, 4736 bytes
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+-+ Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical
| | Vendor/Product ID: 0x045E, 0x0040
| | Location: Microsoft 3-Button Mouse with IntelliEye(TM)
| | Matching Device ID: usb\vid_045e&pid_0040
| | Service: HidUsb
| | Driver: hidusb.sys, 4/14/2008 07:45:27, 10368 bytes
| | Driver: hidclass.sys, 4/14/2008 07:45:26, 36864 bytes
| | Driver: hidparse.sys, 4/14/2008 07:45:22, 24960 bytes
| | Driver: hid.dll, 4/14/2008 13:11:54, 20992 bytes
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| +-+ Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical
| | | Vendor/Product ID: 0x045E, 0x0040
| | | Matching Device ID: hid\vid_045e&pid_0040
| | | Service: mouhid
| | | Driver: mouclass.sys, 4/14/2008 07:39:47, 23040 bytes
| | | Driver: mouhid.sys, 3/1/2006 01:00:00, 12160 bytes

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Gameport Devices
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PS/2 Devices
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+ Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
| Matching Device ID: *pnp0303
| Service: i8042prt
| Driver: i8042prt.sys, 4/14/2008 08:18:00, 52480 bytes
| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 4/14/2008 07:39:47, 24576 bytes
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+ Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_kbd
| Upper Filters: kbdclass
| Service: TermDD
| Driver: termdd.sys, 4/14/2008 13:13:20, 40840 bytes
| Driver: kbdclass.sys, 4/14/2008 07:39:47, 24576 bytes
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+ Terminal Server Mouse Driver
| Matching Device ID: root\rdp_mou
| Upper Filters: mouclass
| Service: TermDD
| Driver: termdd.sys, 4/14/2008 13:13:20, 40840 bytes
| Driver: mouclass.sys, 4/14/2008 07:39:47, 23040 bytes


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DirectPlay Adapters
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DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider: COM1
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider: Wireless Network Connection - IPv4 -

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DirectPlay Voice Codecs
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Voxware VR12 1.4kbit/s
Voxware SC06 6.4kbit/s
Voxware SC03 3.2kbit/s
MS-PCM 64 kbit/s
MS-ADPCM 32.8 kbit/s
Microsoft GSM 6.10 13 kbit/s
TrueSpeech(TM) 8.6 kbit/s

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DirectPlay Lobbyable Apps
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Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
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Drive: C:
Free Space: 98.7 GB
Total Space: 100.0 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: SAMSUNG HD322HJ

Drive: D:
Free Space: 61.1 GB
Total Space: 150.0 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: SAMSUNG HD322HJ

Drive: E:
Model: SAMSUNG HD322HJ

Drive: F:
Model: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223F
Driver: d:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 5.01.2600.5512 (English), 4/14/2008 07:40:46, 62976 bytes
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Your probably only going to get around 3ghz. I say go for it. You won't notice much but it's fun and is a nice technique to learn. Is it pre-built?
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