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  1. #16
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    Re: What's overclocking

    I Updated my Specs, Which took me like 10 minutes _

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    Re: What's overclocking

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraserl View Post
    Ok well i would like to overclock my GPU but i DEFIANTLY don't want to do any long term damage to it. it's a ATI Radeon HD 5450 2GB so it would be damn expensive to replace.. is there any way i can maybe just slightly overclock it and be 100% confident it wont break
    If your serious about gaming your gonna want something more then a 5450.
    That 2gb version is just a marketing gimmick to sell. It prolly only has 64 bit memory controller.

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    Re: What's overclocking

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraserl View Post
    I Updated my Specs, Which took me like 10 minutes _

    To save everyone looking:


    Processor:
    AMD Athlon II x4 640 AM3 3Ghz
    CPU Cooling:
    120mm Front fan and 80mm Side fan
    Motherboard:
    Asrock N68-S3 UCC
    Memory:
    10GB DDR3 1.3Ghz
    Hard Drive:
    500GB SATA
    Second Hard Drive:
    120GB IDE
    CD/DVD Drive:
    DVD RW x24 SATA
    Video Card:
    VTX3D ATI Radeon HD 5450 2GB DDR3 HDMI
    Case/PSU:
    Mars Neon Blue Edition MIDI Tower gaming case
    OS:
    Windows 7


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    Re: What's overclocking

    lol @ what meridian said

    Anyways, that must have been one of the first DDR 3 boards if it has onboard Geforce 7 family series.
    Well the good thing is, looks like he can indeed do some OCing with that thing. Even has core unlocker, which is rare for the few nvidia based AMD boards that are still around.

  5. #20
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    Re: What's overclocking

    Quote Originally Posted by Meridian View Post
    To save everyone looking:


    Processor:
    AMD Athlon II x4 640 AM3 3Ghz
    CPU Cooling:
    120mm Front fan and 80mm Side fan
    Motherboard:
    Asrock N68-S3 UCC
    Memory:
    10GB DDR3 1.3Ghz
    Hard Drive:
    500GB SATA
    Second Hard Drive:
    120GB IDE
    CD/DVD Drive:
    DVD RW x24 SATA
    Video Card:
    VTX3D ATI Radeon HD 5450 2GB DDR3 HDMI
    Case/PSU:
    Mars Neon Blue Edition MIDI Tower gaming case
    OS:
    Windows 7


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    Haha thanks :P

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    Re: What's overclocking

    Quote Originally Posted by Poci View Post
    If your serious about gaming your gonna want something more then a 5450.
    That 2gb version is just a marketing gimmick to sell. It prolly only has 64 bit memory controller.
    Thats strange though, I'm gonna be playing mainly minecraft and recording it with fraps for Youtube so it can definitely handle that but i also wanna record some black ops. thing is it says i need at least a ATI Radeon HD 4670 512MB, surely that's worse?

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    Re: What's overclocking

    4670 should perform similar to your card even though it has less memory.

    Black Ops uses an old engine so you should be able to run it @ low resolution and details.

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    Re: What's overclocking

    Quote Originally Posted by Poci View Post
    4670 should perform similar to your card even though it has less memory.

    Black Ops uses an old engine so you should be able to run it @ low resolution and details.
    Do you think i'd be able to run it with fraps at 30fps

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    Re: What's overclocking

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraserl View Post
    Do you think i'd be able to run it with fraps at 30fps
    Yes maybe a bit higher but like I said lowering details and resolution.

    If you can afford it I would look into a new video card with more power so you can increase the "eye candy"
    My suggestion would be this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102931

    Not expensive at all and you will be able to play with most of the eye candy at a higher resolution.

    If that happens to be too expensive then my final suggestion would be this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102873

    99$ after rebates, a little slower then the above card but should do fine, I used to own two of em. And even a single one tweaked right can have most eye candy as well.

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    Re: What's overclocking

    You know what, thanks for your help but it doesn't matter I Only wanted black ops on the pc so i could get a pirated version of the 4 original maps from World At War (Sorry if you are against pirating, i have my reasons ) but just 1 hour ago it was announced they would be released as a map pack for console's, so i'm just going to get it on that, i'll use the gaming pc for smaller things like minecraft. thanks for all your help though Poci

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    Re: What's overclocking

    i actually never got the original question answered haha, so how do i overclock?

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    Re: What's overclocking

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraserl View Post
    i actually never got the original question answered haha, so how do i overclock?
    Look above at sticky links Lotsa guides there by meridian

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    Re: What's overclocking

    Well those make no sense to me :P
    Also can i overclock a AMD Athlon TF-20 on my laptop? its only 1.6Ghz xD

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    Re: What's overclocking

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraserl View Post
    Well those make no sense to me :P
    Also can i overclock a AMD Athlon TF-20 on my laptop? its only 1.6Ghz xD
    Ok, well if you want to learn, you WILL have to figure out some technical stuff. Clock speed on a CPU basically works by taking a base clock and a multiplier. If your base clock is 133mhz and your multiplier is 23, 133x23= 3059mhz or 3.06ghz. You can overclock by increasing either of those two things. In practice, most CPU's won't let you raise the multiplier above the number it ships at, so you'll have to increase the base clock. You can do this in the BIOS of your motherboard. What all the options are labeled can vary based on which motherboard you have. In addition, its not as simple as jacking it up as high as it will go, you may need to worry about memory multipliers (so your ram doesn't run too far out of spec) and more importantly, voltages. without enough voltage you can't get high speeds. More voltage = more heat and so on. So its not as simple as coming in and saying "what is it and how can I do it in 5 minutes?"

    And no, you almost certainly cannot overclock your laptop
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraserl View Post
    thing is it says i need at least a ATI Radeon HD 4670 512MB, surely that's worse?
    probably not.. just becuase its a 4 series doesn't mean its worse than a 5 series. the 5450 is the bottom of the barrel 5 series, while the 4670 is a mid-low range 4 series. I wouldn't be surprised if the 4670 was better in most things


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  15. #30
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    Re: What's overclocking

    i know its not about seeing as far as it can go, i was only going to do it to 2.5, i've read about it all but i didn't know you had to go into the bios. what would you recommend i put as the base?

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