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    CPU OC

    Post by Dantos on Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:54 am

    Hello all, ive never personally overclocked anything in my system and im wondering if i should. My system as it is now looks like

    XP Home SP2
    Gigabyte nForce 570 SLI socket AM2
    AMD 64 X2 Winsor 6000+ @3.0Ghz (w/ Zalman heatsink +fan and Arctic Silver 5)
    2gig DDR2 800 Duel Channel
    XFX GeForce 8600GT XXX 256MB (620/1600) (im probally going to be snagging http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127329 anyway or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130318)

    Im mainly thinking about the cpu and probally OC to 3.2ghz or so. For temps it idles around 26-27C and under load it seems stable at 40C with slight dips into 41 but never for more than a second or 2. and for the actual oc would you recommend the board manufacturer program over any others (cant think of the name atm Easy Tune 5 i think)?
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    Re: CPU OC

    Post by Geoff on Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:42 pm

    You're not going to gain that much of a performance curve off of an overclock that small. I had to overclock my P4 a few years ago by 800 MHz (from 3.0 to 3.8 ) to notice a performance gain.

    I think with that system you would be better off leaving it and not risk sacrificing stability.

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    Re: CPU OC

    Post by Guest on Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:53 pm

    Yea I agree I would not overclock but instead consider going to 4gb memory. I hear that is the best additions to help the game performance.

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    Re: CPU OC

    Post by Dantos on Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:31 am

    ok, but i think at most i can get is 3Gb wtih windows XP correct? Because it can only see up to 4 and if i put in 4 it would add up to 4096 or something and default down to 3, at least thats what i heard.

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    Re: CPU OC

    Post by Guest on Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:46 pm

    Yea it ends up being 3 gig to 3.5 gig that is usable. You could always come over to the dark side of Vista Twisted Evil

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    Re: CPU OC

    Post by Dantos on Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:43 am

    Kohr wrote:Yea it ends up being 3 gig to 3.5 gig that is usable. You could always come over to the dark side of Vista Twisted Evil

    8800GT before vista, sorry man and then only if i get alot of money for my graduation.

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