when i bought my new pc, i thought it was gonna last quite a while, until i realised that future pc games will soon require AT LEAST p4 3.0ghz in order to run properly (unreal3 for example), although my pc is already equipped with 1gbram and gf6600 card, it appears my cpu, which is a pentium 4 clocking at 2.66ghz, will soon become a bottleneck in the future.
when i first built my pc, i ran out of budget and was forced to settle with a bad psu, chasis and old p4 2.6gbz, i was well aware that the cpu is already abit outdated and might not be able to handle future applications, however since i ran out of money i was forced to make do and settle with what i got, i thought it might hold out until games like unreal tournment 3 came out then it'll truely be retired, however within a year of purchase i already find myself facing with the grim reality that my cpu will soon be retired, hence why i'm here today;
-i want to know if it's safe to overclocking my cpu from 2.66ghz to 2.8ghz, since that's wht unreal 3 will require in the future, and if i should, then where can i find the MOST REALIABLE and SAFE SOURCES and guides for performing this operation?
-i heard there is a way to safely "soft" overclock a cpu safely, i rememebr seeing the software before but i forgot it's name, does such software even exsist?
-if a game require 2.8ghz and i only have 2.6ghz, is it possible for the game to run at all? i know each game is different and results varies, but i just wondering, that's all
thanks, so much for the help.
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