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Yeah, your CPU isn't going to overclock TOO far, but you should be able to push 2.4-2.6GHz or so out of it. Any little bit helps.

Overclocking your graphics card isn't going to help a whole lot honestly, not with such an old CPU under the hood.

What your machine really needs at this point (like it or not), to keep it from holding back GPU performance is going to be a new board, RAM, and CPU. I say all three because your board won't take a 125w Phenom II (low VRM count), and if you're buying a new board...might as well get some DDR3 while you're at it (its really cheap right now).

As of right now, the entire root of your gaming issues is that old Phenom I quad core. That's not even the revised version like the 9850's and 9950's that could do 2.8-3.0GHz.
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Yeah, your CPU isn't going to overclock TOO far, but you should be able to push 2.4-2.6GHz or so out of it. Any little bit helps.

Overclocking your graphics card isn't going to help a whole lot honestly, not with such an old CPU under the hood.

What your machine really needs at this point (like it or not), to keep it from holding back GPU performance is going to be a new board, RAM, and CPU. I say all three because your board won't take a 125w Phenom II (low VRM count), and if you're buying a new board...might as well get some DDR3 while you're at it (its really cheap right now).

As of right now, the entire root of your gaming issues is that old Phenom I quad core. That's not even the revised version like the 9850's and 9950's that could do 2.8-3.0GHz.

Yeah I know I need to upgrade those to really get the full performance out of my GPU. I don't want to OC my GPU, that was a typo. Hopefully I will be able to figure out the OCing so I don't fry my PC and wind up having to spend that money I don't have.
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Disabling the TLB patch will have a noticeable difference in gaming. I had that same chip for many years and it would cause games to drop frames. Once I disabled the patch using the software way(some older mobo's have an option to disable on the bios) games were much more smooth. As I said before it could be as much as 10% performance increase. If your not wanting to spend money then it's your best option unless you already have it disabled. The best you can hope for on an overclock with that chip is about 200Mhz and you would still have to disable the TLB patch to achieve that.
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hey akodiak I have almost same system and same problem as you. Not only that, I was looking the same thing as you, searching if it's worth overclocking the 9600 and being a newbie at it. I was playing bf3 with the 9600, 4gb ram and a radeon 4850 and was playing with 15-22 fps @ low, but the most annoying thing was that people disappear and my soldier sometimes disappear too. I had the same problem in the beta and I thought it was an beta glitch, but it happens on the complete game too. Recently I bought the 560 ti, hoping my problems to be fixed, but I'm still the same, the only difference is a little higher fps.

I was going to ask you, do you experience the disappearing problem? like suddendly your soldier stay behind your screen or people pops in your screen out of nowhere, or even the sounds stop working correctly? I'm thinking I'm the only person in the world with this problem lol
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@cmac68

man you are THE BEST... I didnt know about the TLB patch, I posted my last post before trying, but I gave a shot to the patch and it's freaking awesome!! +rep

my game was running 50-75 fps, and no disappearing problems anymore. I was about to give up on pc gaming since I dont have a lot of money and the 560ti made my balance bleed, but thanks to you I'm happy with the new performance


@ akodiakbear86

give it a shot awdrifter (4th post) have a link to download
http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/48...b-disable.html

just run the TLB disable, wait for it to finish and done, you'll have about twice the fps by just doing that. the only problem I think is that you have to do that every time you turn on the pc, or you can also automatically run the program everytime you logon with windows task manager. I didnt post external link on how to do it since I dont know if I can do that...
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You can actually create a startup task through windows and it will start the TLB patch disable at boot. Glad I could help.
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I'm having a 560 (non Ti) and I'm gettin' a 960T, u guys think I can play games like Crysis on it's best? Monitor Dell U2312HM.
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I'm having a 560 (non Ti) and I'm gettin' a 960T, u guys think I can play games like Crysis on it's best? Monitor Dell U2312HM.
You will be able to run Crysis very well.
post #19 of 19
Should. Can't say what frames per sec. will be like but I'm sure they will be more than playable. Hopefully that 960T will unlock to an x6 for an extra boost.
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