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post #11 of 14
Why does he need to swap to Intel, just for movies and general use? He stated he doesn't game all that much, and the ones that he does play, I'm sure his 1055T is doing his single GPU just fine. No reason to go out and spend $300+ on a new board and CPU, when all he needs is a board that won't catch fire with his current chip.
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post #12 of 14
honestly, your system is good the way it is.
Only thing you could consider is a faster HDD like a raptor or an SSD.

If you game alot, you could sell the gtx470 and get an HD7970
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post #13 of 14

pio, the GA-78LMT-S2P should never blow tongue.gif it's protected/shutdown OCP.

 

If OP wants more OC headroom he should move towards better RAM, i.e. DDR3-1600 (I'm assuming his Silverline kit is a DDR3-1333 generic CL9 kit, most are) - that will enable the extra headroom necessary for optimally pushing 4Ghz using ~300Mhz ref clock.  To get that high though you might want to indeed spend on a new motherboard.  The 4+1 phase VRM system on your motherboard uses a lower transistor count and thus has only moderate capacity; OCP shutdowns are known to happen as early as 1.45V on a Phenom II x4.  While it may depend on your VRM cooling of course, your best bet is to make use of a better quality 4+1 phase board or higher power phase count.

post #14 of 14
Honestly there is no need to really upgrade your rig but there are a few things that could be worth a upgrade/purchase.
You could get a decent sound card this doesn't have to be expensive a asus xonar dg or maybe a d1 would be enough and would make a real difference unless you are using those ****ty fake 5.1/7/1 usb headphones.
you could get a better keyboard.
you could get a SSD.
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