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After you bought a new PC did you do experiments with the old PC such as overclocking?

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Re: Did anyone ever tried overclocking their old computer's processor?
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2009, 04:54:28 AM »
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In the first place, if there weren't an improvement by overclocking your i7 920 to i7 950 clocks, two things would happen:

- First, people wouldn't buy a Core i7 950.
- Second, Intel wouldn't even bother to produce the i7 950.

Are those two processors the classic example of manufacturer-selling-overclocked-products-for-higher-prizes? I have always known that it has happened before but I'm not sure. Anyways, in those cases, it's still more attractive for me to buy the more expensive product with warrant than a cheaper overclocked product with no warranty. But ok, I'm being picky since you can indeed return it to the store regardless in most cases. :)

As for business purposes, yeah, I suppose 3D or CAD renderers could be the only plausible business-minded purpose for overclocking - as long as the files are stored on a external server. :) If it does happen then it is most likely on a very small scale; most IT companies probably don't want to take such risks with all these tight contracts running.



edit: Overclocking is one thing but when you're done revving up your PC to it's ultimate performance, this could be your next hobby. ;)
http://winhistory.de/more/386/xpmini_eng.htm
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Re: Did anyone ever tried overclocking their old computer's processor?
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2009, 06:37:17 AM »
edit: Overclocking is one thing but when you're done revving up your PC to it's ultimate performance, this could be your next hobby. ;)
http://winhistory.de/more/386/xpmini_eng.htm

Answered in your thread ;)
« Last Edit: June 20, 2009, 06:41:10 AM by Fernito »
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Re: Did anyone ever tried overclocking their old computer's processor?
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2009, 07:52:41 AM »
Ok, so i took the shots of the screens i thought were more relevant, but didnt find anything really related with what you said here
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Re: Did anyone ever tried overclocking their old computer's processor?
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2009, 08:00:36 AM »
OK, you spotted an important thing there: the memory frequency control. We'll need to modify some things in that section before overclocking.

But, the most important part is still missing :/ It's weird... did you look in the entire BIOS? Didn't you see something like "FSB frequency" or "Front bus frequency"?

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Re: Did anyone ever tried overclocking their old computer's processor?
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2009, 08:47:28 AM »
I searched twice, there is no such a thing  :/

One thing you should know is that i never updated my BIOS, even when i should have done it because i get the ĻIntel Ucode loading errorĻ for being it older than the cpu.
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Re: Did anyone ever tried overclocking their old computer's processor?
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2009, 09:12:02 AM »
I see. Maybe you should do so. Some times, BIOS updates come with new features, such as improved overclocking capabilities. Why don't you try it? You won't lose anything :)

ASUS has a very good Windows utility for BIOS updating. It's very easy to use:
http://dlsvr04.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/flash/AsusUpdt_70902.zip

And here's the latest BIOS ROM for your mobo:
http://dlsvr04.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socket775/P5V-VM_Ultra/P5VM1102.zip
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Re: Did anyone ever tried overclocking their old computer's processor?
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2009, 08:20:10 PM »
yeah, i should but i think itīs not possible without a floppy drive, and i dont have one. Thank you very much for trying anyway  -_-
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Re: Did anyone ever tried overclocking their old computer's processor?
« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2009, 10:05:49 PM »
yeah, i should but i think itīs not possible without a floppy drive, and i dont have one. Thank you very much for trying anyway  -_-

hahaha, man, you don't need a floppy drive. What part of this you didn't understand? :P

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ASUS has a very good Windows utility for BIOS updating. It's very easy to use:
http://dlsvr04.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/flash/AsusUpdt_70902.zip
And here's the latest BIOS ROM for your mobo:
http://dlsvr04.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socket775/P5V-VM_Ultra/P5VM1102.zip

This utility is very reliable. I've updated the BIOS of my ASUS mobo with that utility lots of times.
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Re: Did anyone ever tried overclocking their old computer's processor?
« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2009, 11:48:57 PM »
OK, iīll give a try. Letīs hope nothing bad happens  :huh:
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Re: Did anyone ever tried overclocking their old computer's processor?
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2009, 11:58:43 PM »
OK, iīll give a try. Letīs hope nothing bad happens  :huh:

Just make sure that there isn't a power outage while you're flashing your BIOS :P
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Re: Did anyone ever tried overclocking their old computer's processor?
« Reply #40 on: June 21, 2009, 12:08:23 AM »
Just downloaded

How long it takes? you know i have kids around and they seem to enjoy messing with the computer when im away, so i should stay watching.

I didnt have powercuts since early summertime, would be very bad luck to have one now
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Re: Did anyone ever tried overclocking their old computer's processor?
« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2009, 12:46:29 AM »
Just done it successfully, the annoying ĻIntel Ucode loading errorĻ is finally gone  ^_^ although there is no update in the bios menu and therefore no overclocking capability i guess  :/
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Re: Did anyone ever tried overclocking their old computer's processor?
« Reply #42 on: June 21, 2009, 08:14:13 AM »
Man, just got home. Did you solve that issue with the custom logo?
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Re: Did anyone ever tried overclocking their old computer's processor?
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2009, 08:47:13 AM »
Yeah, i was a little scared but nothing finally happened. Luckily the program crashed before flashing the rom. Just to be sure i wont try again.  -_-
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Re: Did anyone ever tried overclocking their old computer's processor?
« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2009, 09:04:53 AM »
Yeah, i was a little scared but nothing finally happened. Luckily the program crashed before flashing the rom. Just to be sure i wont try again.  -_-

hahahah, you were lucky that the program didn't crash while flashing. Your mobo would be dead now :P I've never used that custom logo thing (actually, I turn off the logo on the startup).

As for the overclocking thing, it's a shame that you can't overclock even with the BIOS update :(
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