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Old August 7, 2007, 09:51 PM
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I am interested in trying to overclock my computer but I am unsure if I should wait till summer is over.

MY Ambeint room temperature is approximately 25C. AT NIGHT

my CPU seems to be at 36C with a low load.


my side is open because I have been too lazy to ad a fan or two on the front and rear of my case.

How does my cooling seem? 1 - 10 scale (10 = GREAT)

I am running stock timings with some extra voltage.



Any advice would be appreciated.



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Old August 7, 2007, 10:13 PM
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I assume we are talking the pent d 915 in your sig?

Anyway, you are going to want to know your summer daytime ambient room temps and the temp of your CPU under heavy load. There is no point in overclocking if you can only use your computer under low loads at night during winter. Well, I don't know exactly how hot those CPUs get but being lax with good cooling on any modernish computer is bad.

And please add some intake/exhaust fans already, being lazy when it comes to your hardware is a good way to ruin it.

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Old August 7, 2007, 11:43 PM
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I am interested in trying to overclock my computer but I am unsure if I should wait till summer is over.

MY Ambeint room temperature is approximately 25C. AT NIGHT

my CPU seems to be at 36C with a low load.

my side is open because I have been too lazy to ad a fan or two on the front and rear of my case.

How does my cooling seem? 1 - 10 scale (10 = GREAT)

I am running stock timings with some extra voltage.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.


Matty
Laziness will cost you. Put some new fans in, get a better cpu cooler as those Ds run hot as it is and you'll be much happier.

Does your power supply have a 120mm fan on the bottom of it.
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I assume your using stock cooling which is alright but what are your temps at full load? also I'd be wary of overclocking with an ECS motherboard
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Old August 8, 2007, 08:28 AM
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Yes we are talking about the computer in my Sig.

MY PSU does have a 120mm fan.

Thank-you for the kick in the ass I needed. I will be adding intake and exhaust fans later today (1 or 2 of each).

I plan to "LAP" my CPU heatsink when I have a couple hours of spare time.

One of my DDR sticks died a few days ago. I will be placing an order for some DDR2 in a couple days.

My Mainboard can run upto 2048mb ram (on 2 slots). My Mainboard cannot run DDR2 faster than 533mhz. I was thinking this would be a nice choice for me.

Canada Computers - Memory > DDR2 PC2-5300 667MHz - : Mushkin HP2-5300 DDR2-667 2x1GB High Performance Series CAS4-4-4-10 (996521).

The timings seem nice and tight, the price is within my budget, and it would give me some nice extra headroom incase I try to OC, tighten timings, or just want to not worry about stability :)

Any thoughts about my RAM choice?



Thanks again everyone :)
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Old August 8, 2007, 11:57 PM
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You're not going to be able to overclock much on that board anyway... I'd say you're looking at a board upgrade before overclocking is even on the menu...
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Old August 9, 2007, 08:12 AM
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Get an ASUS P5K-SE along with some OCZ Platinum DDR2-800 (reviewed on here recently). That should do you nicely. Maybe also grab the Arctic Freezer 7 Pro. All that stuff is pretty low in cost and will perform quite nicely.

Also in the future, you could just drop in a Core 2 Duo or Quad and gain a ton of speed.


Note: Only possible problem is if your video card is AGP and not PCI-Express.

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