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    Default Windows 8 was easier to overclock with?

    Here I just want to see if there was any difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8 in terms of overclocking potential. To this end I overclocked an Core 2 Duo E8400 with my sister's. Ended up with an overclock of 4.9 Ghz on air cooling, which is well within the normal range for E8400 overclocks. Overclocking might be a boring and tedious process that takes hours upon hours. but in my part, it's quite an improvement, as compared with previous versions of Windows.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 was easier to overclock with?

    I don't think so.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 was easier to overclock with?

    As Cat said in another thread, overclocking hardware is NOT a bright thing to do with a beta OS, which is what Windows 8 CP is, & so will the RP coming in June be.

    Being that Windows 8 has low hardware requirements, it's very possible that an overclock will be of little benefit to the user who already has a top notch CPU & GPU at the time of Windows 8 becoming Retail.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 was easier to overclock with?

    Plus with a beta OS there are not nearly the safeguards in place as with a released OS. I just would hate to fry my CPU with this type of playing, but that's why they call these things Personal Computers, we can use them as we see fit.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 was easier to overclock with?

    Overclocking hardware is NOT a bright thing to do with a beta OS, get it. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 was easier to overclock with?

    Quote Originally Posted by kharris912 View Post
    Overclocking hardware is NOT a bright thing to do with a beta OS, get it. Thanks.
    Really??? I'd like to try.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 was easier to overclock with?

    Hi guys, new here! I have a Acer aspire 1 netbook rocking a Intel Atom(R) N450 CPU 1.66Ghz. Can i overclock this? How do i overclock this?

    Any suggestion would be highly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 was easier to overclock with?

    Well, trying to overclock a netbook won't do anything but significantly reduce the life of it. A RAM upgrade would probably help a lot. The only thing you need to do is see how much RAM you have, and how much you can actually install. Some netbooks only have one DIMM slot, while others have two. Some mobos and CPUs have a faily low limit of how much can be used.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 was easier to overclock with?

    My view of OK'ing is this: If a computer no longer meets the user's needs, either upgrade the CPU (if possible) or buy/build a new computer that will do what you'll want.

    OK'ing creates a lot of heat/stress on parts, some of which are already under a lot of heat/stress during load due to poor case designs, OEM's too cheap to add an extra fan, & so on. Additional heat won't help a bit.

    To those who insists on this, have money budgeted for new parts or a new computer, because one mistake, your CPU/RAM & MB are TOAST. If you're going to play, be ready to pay.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 was easier to overclock with?

    Plus overclocking in a laptop or netbook is even worse than a desktop. Laptops are already in the hotter range due to the smaller spacing in the laptop case. The heat problems are even worse in these devices. It's your money, and they call these personal computers because you can do what you wish with them, but you can expect heat problems and much shorter mean time between failures. (That's an electronics term for time between failure which is much less with increased heat buildup)

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