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Re: Overclocking

Postby room101 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:00 pm

Have got a black edition amd 5000, and it scales itself with linux so most of the time it sits at 1ghz per core, start using it in anger and it soon shoots up to full speed... :mrgreen:

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Re: Overclocking

Postby iMess » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:29 pm

Ahh.. how well do the 5000's clock? It's a toss up between them or the 6400 black edition for my next gen upgrade.
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Re: Overclocking

Postby room101 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:38 pm

Mine goes from 1ghz to 3.4ghz no probs on default voltage, with water cooling..... :mrgreen:

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Re: Overclocking

Postby iMess » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:45 pm

Sweet.. time to build that phase changer :)
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Re: Overclocking

Postby subseb » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:52 pm

I have just re-clocked my 8600M GS back to stock speeds on my Acer 5520G laptop. Annoyingly Acer specify their model with a 450MHz core. It's a painful process to reclock and overclock them by modifying the VGA bios, but I am willing to share.

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Re: Overclocking

Postby aarenlainey » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:25 pm

I haven't paid much attention to over-clocking until now, and I'm really curious about its benefits and drawbacks.

I want my new computer to the the workforce and my man cave escape all in one. Basically, I'm looking for a computer that can edit and render hi definition video in high definition formats. 'm unsure which route to take in this issue, and whether or not over-clocking would grant me anything substantial. I know I'm sounding a little vague but I'm not really sure what to ask at this moment, but the feedback from you guys are really helping.

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Re: Overclocking

Postby iMess » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:31 pm

Overclocking the specific GPU card for what you're looking for won't really bring much to the table. Overclocking GPU/RAM/CPU generally is about maximising your system's potential but at the same time stable. If you are looking for a system of editing Hi-def, then you should be aiming for a hi-def machine spec as opposed to a gaming one.
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Re: Overclocking

Postby Freelance » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:16 pm

aarenlainey wrote:I haven't paid much attention to over-clocking until now, and I'm really curious about its benefits and drawbacks.
benefits: potentially more performance out of a chip
downsides: it will likely consume more power and produce more heat (which needs a better cooler). will probably be less stable than running at stock speeds, so it will take time to find the best overclock that a chip will do and still be stable.
aarenlainey wrote: Basically, I'm looking for a computer that can edit and render hi definition video in high definition formats. 'm unsure which route to take in this issue, and whether or not over-clocking would grant me anything substantial.
CPUs are for numbercrunching, and now are being assisted in video decoding/encoding by modern graphics cards. different CPUs from different manufacturers have different strengths too, so get one suited to the task, I seem to recall the intel i7 being good for video encoding work.

I'm not a video editor, but I'd say a very important factor is memory, lots of RAM and good quality hard drives should make the editing work better.
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Re: Overclocking

Postby iMess » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:30 pm

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Re: Overclocking

Postby Freelance » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:34 pm

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