I have this computer and can't find out how to overclock this computer?
asked Mar 06 '11 at 23:33
you can try a program like clockgen http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=189
but unless you can monitor your temperatures, I really don't recommend it, (you also wont get much if you cant adjust voltages)
answered Mar 06 '11 at 23:48
Both AMD and Intel have overclocking programs on thier web sites but as alresdy stated it's no advised for your type of system unless you can monitor your temps. Be careful.
answered Mar 07 '11 at 11:42
I have a couple of things to say on the matter.
The first being that most OEMs will not let you edit clock speeds in the bios.
If emachines do however, I'd avoid it. Not only are OEM boards normally horrible for OC, but, it's likely, seeing as you've never done anything of the to avoid it. If you can obtain an old machine, it might be a good way to get some practice before.
If you chose to overclock anyway, make a note of the temperature you have on idle and the voltage. To do this, you can use a program like Speedfan (link here)and make a note of all the voltages, and your CPU temperature at idle.
After that, it would be wise to run a program called Prime95 (32bit) (64bit). What this does, is uses all your CPU cores 100% to test what sort of temperature you can achieve. If with this you are already in the 60c - 70c range, avoid overclocking like the plague. If you feel your temperatures are acceptable, then go ahead. But, only overclock by about 50Mhz each time, then boot into Windows and test the temperatures again, and make sure the voltages are as close to the original figure.
Continue those steps until the temperatures are no longer safe. Then go back to the last step, and you should be fine. Once again, keep the voltage the same if you can.
If you don't feel your temperatures at stock are acceptable, you could change your CPU cooler.
I would be more than happy to recommend one if you let me know what CPU you have.
Another point is, any overclocking voids your warranty, so be careful, and be prepared to splash out if you screw up.
answered Mar 07 '11 at 12:31
that board actually has nvidia chipsets, you can find the overclocking software on their website, install this: http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_nf4_winxp32_8.26_11.09.html, or this one for vista/7 http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_vista_win7_32bit_15.49.html
you can also press ctrl+F1 while in the bios setup, then go to advanced chipset options