Overclocking intel quad 2.4

Intel Core 2 quad q6600 2.40ghz processo...
February 2, 2012 at 19:02:20
Specs: Windows 7, 4gig
Let me start off with my comp stats before we get into questions..

windows 7
intel quad 2.4 Q6600
4 gigs of ram
nvidia geforce gtx 275
foxconn - MCP73

I want to play Rift and its giving me trouble with preformance.. its not running as smoothly as it should IMO and its all just real sketchy and gross to play..

for my system specs I dont think I should have trouble with it so after a year of guessing I have decided to try to overclock my cpu...

Should I overclock it and if so will it hurt anything?

I need step by step instructions on how to do the overclocking..

I obviously know very little about the overclocking process so any info would help.

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February 2, 2012 at 19:55:57
I don't know what the problem is, but overclocking the CPU isn't going to solve it. Your system already exceeds the recommended requirements for Rift. Could be a driver problem, overheating/throttling CPU, infection, too much crap running in the background, bloated anti-virus (Norton, McAfee, etc).

Your motherboard model number seems to be incomplete but if you're running an OEM system (HP, eMachines, Gateway, etc), we need to know that. It also means your system isn't overclockable.


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February 3, 2012 at 06:57:51
i doubt its OEM, eventhough overheating could be an issue or a driver problem or even a problem with the game not being as well optimized...
do u have the latest patches for the game and the latest nvidia driver?
also download GPU-Z and check ur gtx 275 temperature and download speedfan check ur cpu and overall system temperature.
also does this happen with all games or just rift?

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February 3, 2012 at 07:30:52
"i doubt its OEM"

I'm not sure if it is or not. I entered Foxconn MCP73 into Google & it seems to be an HP Irvine GL6E, but there are other hits pointing to eMachines & Gateway.


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February 3, 2012 at 10:19:38
I spoke with my friend (also the guy who sold me the comp) and he told me the motherboard has a default heatsink and not to overclock.

after talking with someone people and thinking about all this im going to have to blame it on the game.

There's no other explanation. what puts me at ease about it is that RIFT has a sticky about low fps and gameplay issues with step by step instructions on what you can do to fix it.

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February 3, 2012 at 11:57:15
"he told me the motherboard has a default heatsink and not to overclock"

Having the "default heatsink" does NOT prevent overclocking. It sounds to me like this guy is jerking you around. If you want help, you need to provide your complete system specs & you need to answer the followup questions you were asked.

- Is your motherboard out of an HP or not? Do you see the HP screen at bootup?
- Did you check your CPU temp to make sure it's not overheating & throttling?
- Have you managed your startup programs so they don't suck the life out of your system?
- Are you running a bloated anti-virus program such as Norton or McAfee?
- Do you regularly scan for viruses & malware?
- Do you regularly clean your system with a program such as CCleaner-Slim?
- Do you defrag as needed?

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February 3, 2012 at 12:12:16
Thank you Riider for the replies as to everyone else.

The guy isnt jerking me around he just said he didnt recommend me overclocking my processor because the whatever heatsink that came with the motherboard is the oem one or w/e

My computer was custom built piece by piece

1. my startup screen shows the foxconn logo

2. here are my readings from the program -speed fan-
GPU - 50c
Temp 1 - 40c
Temp 2 - 35c
Temp 3 - 22c
HD0 - 34c
Core 0 - 41c
Core 1 - 40c
Core 2 - 38c

3. I have managed my start up programs by following these instructions


4. I use AVG for my anti virus program

5. I have my AVG scan my computer once in a while by itself.

6. I use a program called Smartdefrag which cleans out my system and defrags as needed aswell.

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February 3, 2012 at 12:46:15
"I have my AVG scan my computer once in a while by itself."
in a while meaning ?
also gpu seems to be high at idle if those temps are at idle.
u did not answer my previous question does this happen only with rift or with other games too ?

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February 3, 2012 at 13:35:24
GPU temp is fine at 50C.
How much FPS do you get? what resolution? what settings(ultra, high or medium with eye candy)?
Do u have problems with other games?

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February 3, 2012 at 15:21:45
Again, thanks everyone for being patient with me and for the replies.

AVG runs a scan like once a month or something im not sure tbh but either way Ive never had an issue with any other game ive tried to play.

my fps will be around 30 just walking around and real high in cities which is expected but I dont really think its an fps issue..

the gameplay is just sketchy and weird feeling all around and isnt running as smooth as it should.

Kuwese - this is a tricky answer.
Rift is real weird with their settings.ill get the same fps on very very low as i would on very very high..

of course on high it feels a little worse then low but not how it should

again this is the only game I have issues with.

if it were any other game I would blame it on the game and end this but I have 10 years free play time with the game and it would be nice to take advantage of that

I just turned off verticle sync and the gameplay is a little more manageable but still isnt where it should be.

I have always ran verticle sync with every game because it usually is a must.

my resolution is 1920x1080

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February 4, 2012 at 02:21:48
if its the only game u face trouble with then its the game itself, look around for game patches and performance fixes

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February 4, 2012 at 05:34:13
It does sound like the game to me UNLESS you are not running sufficient amps on your 12volt rails on your power supply. Post the exact model number of your power supply and the amperage on the 12 volt rail(s). You could be starving your graphics card JUST at the peak loads when it needs it the most!!!

There is no reason that you could not overclock based only on the OEM heat sink. I am running a Core 2 E8200 @3.2GHz and a Core 2 E7500 @3.54GHz and both are running stock OEM heat sinks and have never gone above the 50's C. As long as you are reasonable about what you expect, stress test it, and monitor your temperatures under various conditions, the only thing that would stop you would be if your system was built with an OEM board.
Post ALL specs in detail for help.

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