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No, no, no.... A decently clocked phII is more then enough for two 5770s in probably 95% of games.

I get 99% useage from 5870 tri fire in a ton of titles with my cpu. You shouldn't even need to oc it that much for 5770s, heck just a little nb bump would be plenty methinks
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well you have a 965, any recomendations on a multiplier/frequency/NB setting to start from? I have adequate cooling(Pc sits next to an AC, side is replace by 2 floor fans rigged together lol)
    
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well you have a 965, any recomendations on a multiplier/frequency/NB setting to start from? I have adequate cooling(Pc sits next to an AC, side is replace by 2 floor fans rigged together lol)
That means nothing. what are your current temps on prime 95 after a hour?
are you on stock cooler?
you really need an after market cooler to oc far enough to make a difference.
also what are your ram timings?
post #14 of 61
If you're on the stock cooler that came with the CPU, then you won't get it very far at all.

And you won't get high framerates with any AMD CPU in GTA IV, period. You could clock an x6 1090T to 4.5GHZ, and it's still going to be slow in GTA IV. Not to mention GTA IV doesn't support multi GPU setups anyway.
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Yes.

As of now, only the Nehalem CPUs and Sandy Bridge CPUs are capable of pushing multi-GPU setups without holding them back. Especially Sandy Bridge.
And yet I can run my 6970 at 90-95% all the time, and it's far stronger than 5770 CF.
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And yet I can run my 6970 at 90-95% all the time, and it's far stronger than 5770 CF.
That's also just a single GPU setup, not a multi GPU setup.

Play GTA IV EFLC. Run the benchmark. I'll bet my rig with a GT240 will do better. The problem being, AMD's architecture isn't anywhere NEAR as fast as Intel's is clock for clock. So once you start stepping into the higher end GPU setups, you're going to have a bottleneck with AMD CPU's, no matter how high you clock them.
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post #17 of 61
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Well I got this thing up to 4ghz, absolutely NO difference in Heaven.. shouldnt there have been some difference? Ima get prime 95 now but what else should I get?
    
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post #18 of 61
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well you have a 965, any recomendations on a multiplier/frequency/NB setting to start from? I have adequate cooling(Pc sits next to an AC, side is replace by 2 floor fans rigged together lol)
If it is a c3 chip it should do decently, I also have a 955 which clocks better then this 965. Keep your temps under 60, cpu voltage under 1.55 and cpu nb under 1.44 or so. You should be able to get at least close to 4ghz on the cpu and 2600 on the nb.

Some chips like fsb and some like multi, multi is definitely easier for beginners. Fsb gets trickier as you have to fine tune

Yes the architecture is old, but it is not as if it is incapable. With a proper overclock the amount of games where the cpu will cause fps to drop below 40 can probably be counted on one hand.
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Well I got this thing up to 4ghz, absolutely NO difference in Heaven.. shouldnt there have been some difference? Ima get prime 95 now but what else should I get?
That is likely as it should be, a nb oc should help a bit though
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post #20 of 61
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lol my overclock was nowhere near stable, Prime 95 shows temps at 52c after the standard test on normal clocks and voltages.

My cpu cooler is a Cooler Master Hyper TX3
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