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post #11 of 25
You could probably get by for a while if you upgrade the cpu cooler / mobo / psu (does dell still do funky "ATX" wiring?) and OC the crap out of it.
 
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Does anyone know how to find out what form factor your motherboard is? I can't find any info for my Mobo on the Internet. (Dell 0m017g)
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post #14 of 25
On stock clocks, my Q8300 bottlenecks my 570, but overclocked to 3.1+ its fine. You should buy a new mobo if you want to overclock.
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It's a microATX. But one of the wider ones.
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It's a microATX. But one of the wider ones.
So does that mean it's incompatible with most cases? Or will a Matx case still work?


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post #17 of 25
You can try setfsb if you have the supported ICS.
But dont expect big overclocks with this though.
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Oh dear.

CPU usage - 100%
GPU usage - 50-60%

Woah.
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OC it up to 3.2ghz at the very least if you haven't. That'll help reduce the bottlenecking by a fairly modest amount.
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Oh dear.

CPU usage - 100%
GPU usage - 50-60%

Woah.
What game?

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OC it up to 3.2ghz at the very least if you haven't. That'll help reduce the bottlenecking by a fairly modest amount.
TL;DR?
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Can't overclock Dell motherboard.
 
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