OverClocking my CPU

devilite

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A few specs:
2g RAM
Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2160 @ 1.80GHz (2 CPUs)
350w Power Supplier
Windows XP

Well im getting Radeon 5670HD 512mb this week, and with that cpu it wont work that good,
so i want to overclock it... (the cpu)
what are the risks of overclocking, and where can i find a TRUSTED guide for it?

thx

btw i got a foxconn motherboard, and i think i need to unlock it to be able to overclock...
 

yo_yo2400

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overclocking risks overheating, system failure/instability. If you dont screw up you can have no consequences. Although you do need an aftermarket cooler. Good Luck!!!
 

yo_yo2400

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You cant unlock a mobo unless you can get virus free custom bios. Not going to happen. Was this bought from a computer manufacturer? IE dell,sony,hp.
 

Mugz

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Gigabyte, Asus, Asrock, MSI, DFI and a few others make credible overclocker motherboards.

If you have a motherboard that has no option for OCing in the BIOS, you can get software overclock utilities - which are as reliable as they want to be i.e. not very.

Your only safe option would be to drop a bundle on a decent overclocking motherboard.
 

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