how do you overclock this pc ?

September 3, 2016 at 10:48:49
Specs: Windows Vista
can some one please tell me how do you overclock this pc ? dc7800p hp compaq small form . setfsb dont work .

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#1
September 3, 2016 at 11:12:55
It is almost always a bad idea to overclock an OEM computer. These systems generally do not cope well with the added stresses of overclocking. OEM manufacturers are well aware of this and usually omit the BIOS settings necessary for safe and effective overclocking. This saves you from failures and them from the resulting warranty claims. It may be possible to overclock with software but the risks would be high and the results rarely satisfactory.

Overclocking is best confined to home built computers where you control the quality and specifications of components.


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#2
September 3, 2016 at 11:50:16
thanks,
i understand the risk but am willing to do .. can you recommend software i can try ? i tried setfsb but that does not do anything .. i dont need super overclocking ,the cpu runs at 2.3 i need it at about 3 or 3.2

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#3
September 3, 2016 at 11:51:49
or could i oc the cpu in a diff box and put it back ? do cpu's stay overclocked or is it just while the software is in place ?

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#4
September 3, 2016 at 16:40:11
As LMiller7 stated, it is a bad idea. Overclocking OEM systems, like yours, is next to impossible so I don't recommend wasting your time. The BIOS doesn't allow you the needed level of access.

Don C


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#5
September 3, 2016 at 17:33:50
Was is it that you want to be able to do? If you're trying to make a gamer out of your HP SFF, the CPU isn't the problem. You need plenty of RAM, a gaming graphics card, & probably a new power supply.

http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/revie...

"i dont need super overclocking ,the cpu runs at 2.3 i need it at about 3 or 3.2"

Do you realize what you're asking for? 2.3GHz to 3.0GHz is a 700MHz increase; 3.2GHz is a 900MHz increase. That's a 30-40% overclock which IS "super overclocking". It will never happen with an OEM system using overclock software. You need to be able to tweak individual settings (FSB, CPU multiplier, PCIe bus, memory bus, voltages, etc) to accomplish the type of overclock you're hoping for. BTW, it resets itself after every reboot & would have to be overclocked again.

See if ClockGen works:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/...


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#6
September 4, 2016 at 06:04:07
ok thanks now i know this is how you get to know things ,
i got a gtx750ti low profile, 4gb ram but gta stutters it doesnt lag so im assuming its the cpu cos when i look at the cpu its in the red 100% when trying to run gta but games like MW1,2,3 runs ok . and the cpu running at 52% when idle .
any advice how to fix that, that might be the issue wouldn it? ,
i would appreciate it.im not trying to spend cash on hardware i want the most i can get out of this machine .
thanks

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#7
September 4, 2016 at 06:11:12
i can move the slider in clockgen but it doesnt change it jumps back to the way it was . sometimes it does change when i choose a certain point on the slider but when it does the pc freezes then i need to reboot. so guess its hopeless then i should probably get a quad core second hand seems like my only option provided the cpu is the problem .

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#8
September 4, 2016 at 06:58:04
Do not forget the RAM and Graphics Card. I would look at RAM first. Check to see if your motherboard allows 8GB of RAM. More RAM will help you tremendously and is relatively inexpensive if you can find it used. You could also look at a used graphics card for better performance.

LINUX:
I used to build new machines off of Newegg and use the old machines for Linux boxes. After dabbling with Linux for a few years and many disappointments from windows OSs, linux is my only OS now. Linux has everything that i need. It is amazing how an old, slow machine is brought back to life with an OS like Linux. And with Linux, you can still play games on STEAM. http://store.steampowered.com/searc...

Don C


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#9
September 4, 2016 at 20:59:33
Your problem is that your CPU is running at 52% at idle! That puts your system idle at 48% which is really bad. A good factory install can run at roughly 90% system idle which is 10% of your CPU at idle. A custom system with a clean install of Windows can run at 98%-100% system idle when windows is not doing house cleaning, that is 0-2% CPU at idle!
You need to get a handle on what programs are running in the background which means that they start with Windows. Nearly all programs (non-MS) except your antivirus should only start when you open them and shut down completely when you close them. Identify what programs are using CPU at idle and reset the ones you can through the program's settings and let us know what else is running.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#10
September 5, 2016 at 11:21:30
"the cpu running at 52% when idle"

That's not a CPU problem, it's a software problem. Either your system is infected, or you have a bunch of garbage apps loading at startup & running in the background.


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