Adjust RAM And CPU Performance

by on June 23rd, 2009

If you are a gamer then you better know the value of each and single bit of performance resource. There is a simple way to increase RAM and that is to duplicate or replace it. There is another method without spending a single buck. That is overclocking through PC performance management software. You better be careful with it though. Overclocking a computer’s processor or memory causes it to go faster than its factory rated speed. A processor rated at 2.4GHz might be overclocked to 2.5GHz or 2.6GHz, while memory rated at 200MHz might be pushed to 220MHz or higher. The extra speed results in more work being done by the processor and/or memory in a given time period, increasing the overall computing performance of the PC.

Generally speaking, when computer hardware is pushed beyond its limits, it will lock up, crash or show other obvious errors long before it gets to the point where the processor or memory might be permanently damaged. The exception to this is if extreme voltages are used when attempting to overclock, but since most motherboards do not support extremely high voltages, and neither does this article, it’s not likely to be an issue. For older processors, heat is also a factor worth keeping a close eye on. Modern processors have thermal sensors which will slow down or shut off the PC, but older CPUs do not necessarily feature these safety devices. The best know example of this is the AMD AthlonXP (socket A/462), which was famous for burning itself up in less than 5 seconds if the heatsink was not installed properly (or at all).

The most obvious reason to overclock a computer system is to squeeze some additional performance out of it at little or at no cost. Overclocking the processor and system memory can significantly boost game performance, benchmark scores and even simple desktop tasks. ClockGen is a small portable software which combines overclocking of RAM, CPU and more components of the computer and makes it very easy to boost system performance. You can just adjuet performance level of your computer using it.

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Once you get your PLL model selected, click on “Read Clocks”, then open the “PLL Control” window. Notice that the number of sliders depends on the PLL model features. Some models also only support a predefined set of frequencies, and therefore may show a “step-by-step” slider. Once your new clocks are choosen, clock on “Apply Selection” to make them effective. If you want to come back to current values, click on “Reset Selection”. The “Clocks” window shows the current clocks in real time. It is independant from the selection window, so it will tell you if the new clocks were really applied. Notice that the CPU clock may vary if the CPU uses a clock modulation mechanism, like C1E or Speedstep. Load your system if you want the CPU to run at full speed.

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  1. nitish says:

    use a processor fan that adjust its speed with processor heating

  2. Street Racer says:

    good idea. I am gonna work on but requires super cooling.
    Is anyone have suggestion?

  3. Hiroshi says:

    @AussieSheila: I agree. Smart choice.

  4. AussieSheila says:

    I’m not too keen on overclocking, because you can’t be sure how it will go in the end – everything might be fine for a time being until you experience a major crash. So I would prefer to spend a little bit of money and to upgrade RAM.