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post #11 of 22

Overclocking is easy if you know what your CPU limits are.. here is a simple link that may help you for beginner overclocking

Hopefully this will help, saves all the typing
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post #12 of 22
Just get a GTX 460 1GB (if you're in America, they are $120 right now).
You can play any game out fine with that CPU (except GTA4, Saints Row 2, Crysis high fps).
RAM is okay though.

People on eBay pay a lot for those types of parts because they dont want to upgrade their whole PC (motherboard etc) and they think it would be the best option. Sell your E8400 for like $125 on there, your motherboard for about $100 - $130, your GPU for about $60, RAM for about $45... then you could get yourself an AMD Phenom II X4 955 / GTX 460 1GB / Cheapish Asus Motherboard / 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws F3 kit.

Much better with that build I just said, way better graphics settings, WAY higher FPS in games and ultimately a much more future proofed PC.
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post #13 of 22
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Thanks, But i'm in asia, specifically on philippines. It's very hard to buy components that you want and always end up on bad parts.

Oh and btw. i think i cannot sell my whole pc, bcos some components are only given by my uncle so i do not own the parts truthfully. CPU, RAM, and Graphics card are his,
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post #14 of 22
if you want to build a new system a i5 sandybridge 2500k would be the chip to get a p67 chipset motherboard and 4gig of ddr3 ramm i wouldnt bother with a gtx260 you would be better off with a gtx460 or gtx560 also it would be good if you could get a ssd harddrive for your os and your current hd just for storage
    
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post #15 of 22
I woulden't suggest a full upgrade. It is really not necessary, you have a fairly nice system. But I would suggest a graphics upgrade and maybe an overclock on your CPU. Intel (well until BD ) usually is ahead for that day so you should be just fine. If you have a decent graphics card, you might need to upgrade your power supply bit. A more reliable brand, maybe a 700w to give yourself plenty of headroom when you do decide to get a new system. Hope that helps InerTia*
post #16 of 22
Thread Starter 
Well, I guess i don't need a new system,
and Today will be my first historic OVERCLOCKING.
im gonna overclock my cpu to FSB 400 and 1.35 Volts.
Forums says that it will reach 3.6 Ghz.
am i correct on my steps? please guide me.
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post #17 of 22
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I tried Orthos, my temps reaching 50. is it safe to continue overclock?
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post #18 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post
AMD 5850, 6850, 6870 ~

Any of those will suffice quite well.
^This plus OC CPU to 3.6+GHz.

E8400 should be good for at least 4GHz...
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post #19 of 22
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thanks, i will update you when i finished oc'ing my cpu.
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post #20 of 22
Thread Starter 
Decided no to OC. bad reviews on OC'ing P5QL PRO. many failed OC'ing with it.
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