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A new cooler fan won't be a PSU issue. With that graphics cards, a good quality ~500W PSU should be all you need for a decent OC. But what also matters power-wise for an aggressive OC is the voltage regulator circuitry (VRM) of your mobo and the power quality of your PSU. High end mobos feature custom VRMs tweaked for high end OC stability, and your mobo is most likely lacking in this area. Same goes for the PSU: the higher quality PSUs can handle the loads more 'cleanly' than cheaper PSUs of the same wattage which helps for stable high end OCs. I'm not saying that you can't OC your i7 860, it just that getting it to run at a stable 3.8Ghz may be problematic.
Edited by *AcidBath* - 7/28/11 at 10:28pm
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I see, next time i pass by the store i'll get a new high end cooler
Readed the guide, hmmm...
Lets say... if I get a H70 water cooling, will it do any better to the OC than a air one, or my mobo will still have a bad performance anyhow?

Well i'm still a bit confused by the VTT voltage but as far as I did understood i shoud'nt go near nor higher than 1.4 V

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Could you also tell me what resolution you're playing on?
If you're on a lower resolution the card might be okay.
Almost forgot to tell you the reso, im playing with 1920x1080


Thanks for the help =D
*give reps* =)
Edited by Helsing - 7/29/11 at 7:39am
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I see, next time i pass by the store i'll get a new high end cooler
Readed the guide, hmmm...
Lets say... if I get a H70 water cooling, will it do any better to the OC than a air one, or my mobo will still have a bad performance anyhow?

Well i'm still a bit confused by the VTT voltage but as far as I did understood i shoud'nt go near nor higher than 1.4 V


Almost forgot to tell you the reso, im playing with 1920x1080


Thanks for the help =D
*give reps* =)
Well, I don't own an i7 860 but chances are it doesn't need that much VTT voltage to be stable unless you're aiming for an extremely high overclock.

I don't think you would benefit from a H70 over the 212+ in terms of how far you can overclock but someone is welcome to correct me if I'm wrong.

Can you try running the game and leaving something like MSI afterburner open it the background to monitor your GPU usage while playing?
Afterburner is just a graphics card overclocking program so if you've got one already it might be able to do what I have in mind.

I don't know how graphically intensive that game is but there's a chance your 4670 is holding back your CPU at that resolution.
I'd just like you to check if the usage is staying close to 100% all the time or if it's dropping in processor intensive parts of the game.
If it stays at 100% all the time, your GPU is the problem but if it's not being used to its full potential your CPU is the bottleneck.
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Originally Posted by Mike-IRL View Post
Well, I don't own an i7 860 but chances are it doesn't need that much VTT voltage to be stable unless you're aiming for an extremely high overclock.

I don't think you would benefit from a H70 over the 212+ in terms of how far you can overclock but someone is welcome to correct me if I'm wrong.

Can you try running the game and leaving something like MSI afterburner open it the background to monitor your GPU usage while playing?
Afterburner is just a graphics card overclocking program so if you've got one already it might be able to do what I have in mind.

I don't know how graphically intensive that game is but there's a chance your 4670 is holding back your CPU at that resolution.
I'd just like you to check if the usage is staying close to 100% all the time or if it's dropping in processor intensive parts of the game.
If it stays at 100% all the time, your GPU is the problem but if it's not being used to its full potential your CPU is the bottleneck.
^This +1^

I'm currently playing TW2 with my sig system. I'm not using any cpu OC and TW2 runs just fine. Getting a higher power graphics card is where you need to go if you want better gaming performance.
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Oh!! =S
TW2 is very demanding, i'll check with afterburner

.....

Yep you are right Mike-IRL, thanks for the tip =/
Its the GPU who is bottleneck'ing it, aww even thinking that this GPU is 1GB.... *sighs*
(yep I know that performance is important too)
Edited by Helsing - 7/29/11 at 12:33pm
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