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ClockGen

By greatman05
Oct 10, 2006
  1. Does Clockgen really work for overclocking? I tried it, and it seems to improve performance, but is it really worth it? I can't overclock the GPU (It's an Intel 845 chipset), but the best I can manage is using ClockGen to OC the CPU. My question is, if anything, will ClockGen improve the smoothness of my graphics, or will I be left with jerky graphics untill I upgrade?
     
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    With the graphic card you have, most likely not. Overclocking usually doesn't get you that much further than what you have anyway. I would suggest that if/when you can, that you buy a new video card.
     
  3. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 429

    Now about performance....does Clockgen really improve performance? It seems to, because when I use Everest home to show to current CPU speed, it registers as going higher. For some reason, I have went as high as 2.8gHZ (I have a celeron 2.5) and the system shows a very high amount of stability...
     
  4. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    That is good; you might notice a little better performance with heavy tasks, but otherwise, you won't notice really anything. My last celeron oc'd from 2.66GHz to 3.1GHz, but I wouldn't recommend an oc that high (too risky).
     
  5. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 429

    For example, running this OC with the Sims 2, would I get any better performance?
     
  6. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    You might get a few more fps, not much.
     
  7. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 429

    Great! But, um, will that increase make the game run smoother?
     
  8. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Probably, but the Intel GPU will hold you back. You can have a Core 2 Duo X6800, and a Geforce 6200, and it will perform poorly.
     
  9. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 429

    Thanks!!! Smoothness is what I am really worried about.
     
  10. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 429

    Now, here's a serious question: If you installed a cpu with bent pins (bent at the bottom, not at the top), and IT WORKS FINE, should you attempt to overclock it?
     
  11. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    It's never safe to overclock a normal CPU. You can fry it.

    I'm really amazed that it worked, even with bent pins. :eek:
     
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