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I just know how quickly the E5200 bottlenecks in gaming that's all. My cousins PC (E5200 overclocked to 3.2ghz) 4GB memory and a 1gb 5770 cant even run hot persuit on medium settings without running into a huge bottleneck frown.gif Visually it looks awful too, ps3 version would be much better and smoother. If he upgrades his graphics card that CPU is just going to destroy it frown.gif

Eh? I didn't think hot pursuit was a CPU heavy game.. I ran the run on an E8500 (which is similar to the E5200). (The run is based off frostbite). I finished the game in 2 nights with no lag spikes whatsoever! thumb.gif
 
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I can play NFS Hot Pursuit 2010 just fine off my old K8 Athlon x2 at 3.0GHz with a GTS250, maxed out without AA. I find it really hard to believe that a FASTER dual core chip will bottleneck.

That CPU will do just fine for ANY game out today, even BF3. He'll just have to sacrifice some settings on CPU intensive games...that's all. Given his tight budget, he got the absolute best he could for his money (actually he got an absolutely killer deal).
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yeah true he was lucky getting the deal he did. You have to start somewhere

Strange then, must be my cousins pc maxing out the cpu. My dads PC also has this chip and he only plays GRID and that does the same thing. maxes out both cores more or less 100% after awhile. The E5200 is a low cost dual core processor which can be picked up for about £40 in the UK.
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No idea if this is a good pic as apparently my pc wont preview pics...but this is my cpu fan and my tiny mobo that fits into my enormous case with room for a laptop or two XD
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Yes that is a standard intel heatsink/fan. I wouldn't overclock too much until you get an upgraded heatsink and fan. Maybe an extra 400mhz would be safe with the stock cooler.
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Okay...so could anyone tell me how I can overclock my cpu?

And is it safe to overclock my gpu?
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Assuming that E5200 is a 775 socket which most likely it is, your best bet is just to boost the FSB a little to overclock your CPU. Your pretty limited with the E5200 i think FSB overclock is the only way. You should hopefully have options in the BIOS normally under hardware tab or CPU config tab to make changes. Just bump it up by 1 or 2 and see if its stable, if it is go boost it a little higher.

You should be able to overclock your GPU using MSI Afterburner.
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I do what to the how to make my CPU do which???

I really am useless with this high tech PC stuff...the GPU overclock I should be able to do myself...I just need to know what I can overclock it to to still be stable :/
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Each CPU / GPU is different. You are going to have to find a stable overclock for your system.

To enter the BIOS...your normally turn the PC on whilst hitting the 'delete' key or it may be tab or F1 depending on your motherboard. In there should be CPU options.

I don't recommend overclocking if you don't know what you are doing though, you could damage your components.
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Ah...I'll wait and see if anyone gives me a detailed explanation into how I can overclock wink.gif XD
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