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By valtschi ·
I found these settings in my BIOS:
CPU Host/PCI/Spread Spec.

DEFAULT
100/33MHz/-0,5%
102/34MHz/OFF

And the list continues and values increase. If I select higher values than default, am I overclocking then? How high you recommend these values should be. What happens when the frequency of PCI increases? Is it okay?

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by grandhighdruid In reply to Overclocking question

Overclocking is a tricky situation. First and foremost, do not do it if you are not willing to buy another system board. Overclocking is like playing the slot machines:you can fool around with it and win big, or fool around with it and lose big. Having said that, overclocking is anytime you increase the internal clock speed on a system board. To find the best results, you have to do what everyone else has to do:experiment. Every board model is different. Some will work better at higher speeds, some will work better at lower speeds. Just remember that overclocking can POTENTIALLY either **** your system board outright, or, more likely if something does go wrong, will wear out faster. But I have heard all kinds of good stories about doingthis, too. In fact, the guy I learned most of my knowledge about overclocking a system from only has had a couple of boards die on him. As far as the PCI, I'm not sure, but most things are set up that if it can't handle the extra speed, it will slow it down until it can and have the rest backup in the bus until it can handle it or the system locks up. As to whether it is okay, it is a mixed bag. It can be, but be prepared for the consequences. Hope this helps!

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by musicman2000uk2001 In reply to Overclocking question

This does indeed overclock your PC, before you do any overclocking ensure you have a cooling system that can handle the extra heat, ensure that there are plenty of clear airspaces aroung the processor and that cables aren't blocking the fan, and thefan is working normally. If this is the case, slowly increase it until the system becomes unstable in normal use, normally before anythign burns out you will get BSOD's and have the system hanging regularly so pay extra attention if this happens.

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