Question is overclocking a good idea for this system?

Feb 22, 2019
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is overclocking the cpu a good idea for this system?
i know my cpu is the bottleneck of my system but is it possible to overclock it and so yes is it a good idea.
i have no idea how overclocking works so pls send me a link to a tutorial or something
pc:
mobo: asus p7p55d
ram: 10GB
psu: chieftec GPS-550AB A - 550W
cpu: intel core I7 860 - 2.8 GHz
gpu: Gigabyte geforce gtx 1060 windforce oc 3g
Hdd1: 2TB
Hdd2: 1TB
Cpucooler: intel e41769-002
 

Eximo

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Not particularly, you are running a stock cooler. You probably don't have the thermal head room. With a new CPU cooler maybe.


You can search for others, but know that 1st generation core processors are a little tricky in that the base clock and memory base clock are tied together. So you will be overclocking (or underclocking) the memory while you aim for higher clock speeds.

Your best bet is to start saving for a replacement though. More gains to be had from a CPU a decade newer than trying to get an old CPU to run well past its prime.
 
Feb 22, 2019
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Not particularly, you are running a stock cooler. You probably don't have the thermal head room. With a new CPU cooler maybe.


You can search for others, but know that 1st generation core processors are a little tricky in that the base clock and memory base clock are tied together. So you will be overclocking (or underclocking) the memory while you aim for higher clock speeds.

Your best bet is to start saving for a replacement though. More gains to be had from a CPU a decade newer than trying to get an old CPU to run well past its prime.

can you recommend me a new cpu (and motherboard, bc almost no good cpu will run on it)?
or can you recommend me a new cooler if that is a better option
and if possible tell me what it's approximemately going to cost
 

Eximo

Titan
Herald
Typically it works the other way around. How much do you want to spend?

A common recommendation would be a Ryzen 5 2600, B450 motherboard, and 16GB of DDR4 3000Mhz or so. That will run you about $350 in the US. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/n7DrpG

If you aren't a fan of AMD, here is a similar Intel build:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XxGnRJ

Both of those would be leaps and bounds ahead of an i7-860. (Six cores instead of four, no hypertheading on the Intel though)

If you just wanted a CPU cooler to play with overclocking:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hJFPxr/deepcool-cpu-cooler-gammaxx400

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/cwPzK8/be-quiet-cpu-cooler-bk009

These would be adequate. For pushing it to the max:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Ztp323/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h5ultimate

And after that there would be AIO water cooling systems.
 
Feb 22, 2019
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Typically it works the other way around. How much do you want to spend?

A common recommendation would be a Ryzen 5 2600, B450 motherboard, and 16GB of DDR4 3000Mhz or so. That will run you about $350 in the US. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/n7DrpG

If you aren't a fan of AMD, here is a similar Intel build:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XxGnRJ

Both of those would be leaps and bounds ahead of an i7-860. (Six cores instead of four, no hypertheading on the Intel though)

If you just wanted a CPU cooler to play with overclocking:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hJFPxr/deepcool-cpu-cooler-gammaxx400

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/cwPzK8/be-quiet-cpu-cooler-bk009

These would be adequate. For pushing it to the max:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Ztp323/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h5ultimate

And after that there would be AIO water cooling systems.
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