View Full Version : OverClocking?

10-26-05, 02:19 PM
Im trying to over clock my system a bit. I did my video card the other day and I think im really to try my CPU. I was just wondering if its as easy as the video card? What all do I need to do you overclock it.

I have a AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache

10-26-05, 03:30 PM
Its quite a bit more difficult than video, because you have memory, HT, memory dividers, voltages and multipliers to worry about.

10-26-05, 04:06 PM
You are also going to need a motherboard that supports adjustment of voltages, multipliers, FSB, etc.

It used to be in the old days that you configure your processor using jumpers and whatnot to make it run at its rated speed, and you could just arbitrarily clock it up to something higher that it could manage to run at (thus overclocking.)

Nowadays though, processors (ESPECIALLY intel processors) contain built in locks that prevent overclocking, because they want you to pay more for a higher rated CPU rather than squeezing more out of your current one. AMD CPU's usually have some kind of override available, but you have to go out of your way to do so.