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post #21 of 31
A cpu overclock will net some small performance gains, but overall your system is well balanced.

As lucky has said NB is important, you should look to have an nb of at least 2600 up to about 2800.
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You need to OC Northbridge too...?
Not sure if that was a question (even though there is a question mark ) or if you are telling me I have to lol.

The only thing I changed was the multiplier and I got it up to 4GHz and it was stable.
    
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Options -
1) Get an SSD and see a significant performance boost ( apps, games, etc load faster)
2) Overclock to at least 4 GHz and run some benches and see if the overclock imrpoved performance.
3) Overclock or upgrade that 460.

Question:

What kind of bottleneck are you experiencing, we only took a wild guess on what it could be because you weren't very specific in terms of what the bottleneck was affecting.
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In what area do you feel it is bottlenecked?
This.

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Well I use this for gaming, i've been recently playing battlefield 3, and I noticed when I play on caspian my cpu shoots up to around 75-100% (this is expected), but I know my HDD is bottlenecking my comp, but that doesn't really affect games.
100% CPU = cpu bottleneck.

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there is no bottleneck if you use your pc for gaming on 1680x1050 / 1920x1080 / 1920x1200... if you use it on low resolutions you need at least 3.5ghz cpu
Uhm, derp?
 
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well I attempted to overclock and I couldn't even boost it a bit, also the multiplier doesn't go any higher than 16 (the cpu ratio) any suggestions.
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well I attempted to overclock and I couldn't even boost it a bit, also the multiplier doesn't go any higher than 16 (the cpu ratio) any suggestions.
Try changing the CPU frequency (XXX MHZ). This is the other side of the OC equation. MHZ x Multiplier = CPU clock. If the multiplier is maxed out, try the MHZ. (it's what I had to do to boost my ancient Regor. Multiplier is maxed at 15, but I found I could raise the MHZ from 200 stock up to 240, and got a clock speed increase from 3.0ghz to 3.6)

If you go this route, you'll probably need to bump voltages. Also, watch your memory; might need to downclock it to obtain stability.

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Yea I also tried changing the fbs already, that didn't help at all, i also tried raising the ram timings a bit, I guess i just had a really bad batch, I'll try later on this week, but for now I must go, thanks for the help everyone.
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Try changing the CPU frequency (XXX MHZ). This is the other side of the OC equation. MHZ x Multiplier = CPU clock. If the multiplier is maxed out, try the MHZ. (it's what I had to do to boost my ancient Regor. Multiplier is maxed at 15, but I found I could raise the MHZ from 200 stock up to 240, and got a clock speed increase from 3.0ghz to 3.6)
You mean bus frequency?


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Yea I also tried changing the fbs already, that didn't help at all, i also tried raising the ram timings a bit, I guess i just had a really bad batch, I'll try later on this week, but for now I must go, thanks for the help everyone.
I wouldn't suggest manually changing ram timings, I'd leave them alone for now. SMALL changes in FSB are where you should start.

If you're at 100*4 now, try 105*4. See if it works. Start out slow.
 
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CPU, go sandy bridge or BD when its out and get a velociraptor HDD.
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You mean bus frequency?
Yeah, I misspoke while I hastily typed that at work. My mistake.
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