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Overclocking Guidance e8400

I need an advise for overclocking my cpu ...

i dont have any experience of overclocking and i am wondering is my pc be able to be overclocked ..

Here is my PC few details :http://valid.x86.fr/d71fp9
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  1. overclocking on HP motherboards is going to be next to impossible.
  2. Spentshells is correct. Most likely there won't even be options for overclocking in your bios, since the PC is an HP. OEMs usually bar you from overclocking on their hardware, unless it's a custom desktop from alienware, Ibuypower, etc...
  3. No overclocking for me then .:(

    If that is the case,can you suggest me any upgrades for this pc ..?

    And will there be any bottleneck to nvidia 550ti or Gt640 ?
  4. Give us the budget and tell us what your needs are so that we can help you better.
  5. 550ti would be a good match how much are they charging for it? Do you have a link? There may be a better card for the same price.
  6. NO NO .. i have a friend selling (550ti) for 100$.

    I usually Use this PC for Gaming ..

    but those games were CPU based games for which i was going for overclock
  7. That card isn't worth 50 let alone 100.

    The 550ti has always been a bang for the buck turkey. It would match your system just fine but you could get a 250x which will be faster for about the same amount if not less if you keep your eyes open

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127791&cm_re=250x-_-14-127-791-_-Product

    or this bad boy for 104 and you get two free games, figure that makes the card cost you about 45 dollars if you deduct the cost of the games.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161461&cm_re=260x-_-14-161-461-_-Product
  8. Another Question :

    Will this Motherboard be able to support quad core processor ..which might improve my fps results !
  9. Best answer
    An x38 by default will support a quad core processor. Core 2 quads despite being old and inferior are pretty pricy. But if you can find one for a reasonable price then it might be worth it.

    The manual shows full support for quads if you choose to go that route.
  10. spentshells said:
    That card isn't worth 50 let alone 100.

    The 550ti has always been a bang for the buck turkey. It would match your system just fine but you could get a 250x which will be faster for about the same amount if not less if you keep your eyes open

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127791&cm_re=250x-_-14-127-791-_-Product

    or this bad boy for 104 and you get two free games, figure that makes the card cost you about 45 dollars if you deduct the cost of the games.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161461&cm_re=260x-_-14-161-461-_-Product



    Will there be any bottleneck for MSI R7 250X ..?
  11. Your better off getting a new cpu and motherboard from this generation. It will most likely be cheaper AND give you more performance. Discontinued hardware tends to go up in price the longer time goes on, core2 hardware has been off the market for 5+ years now.
  12. No bottle neck at all.
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