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I went from Athlon II X2 245 OC at 3.7Ghz to a X4 955 Stock currently
Big difference in gaming and rendering thumb.gif
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post #32 of 44
That 600e should clock all the way to ~3700 (fsb at 337). But it will be a test for your MB and your patience.

CPU northbridge should be set to a multiplier of 7 or 8 for that speed. Ive also found that setting both CPU_NB volts and CPU core volts to the same value helps tremendously (IE 1.45v-1.5v for both).

On my Athlon X2 215 it gets me another 300Mhz and on my Phenom II x2 550 it gets me an extra 400Mhz. Both will clock to around 3.7Ghz on the core and 2.5-2.6 on the northbridge.
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heres another guide - http://www.overclock.net/t/777378/official-gappos-little-deneb-thuban-overclocking-guide-with-too-many-smileys/0_20
and go with a 960t overclocks like a charm and stays cool! thumb.gif
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you have a GTX 970 so your bottleneck will probably be your CPU. What type of memory do you have? When you only list the brand name in your signature block we can't offer advice. rolleyes.gif
    
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dude I would totally go with the CPU as well... the 960t is a solid chip, you'll notice a big diffrence with an SSD don't get me wrong, but I would go with the chip, and a nice cooler.... then later when you have some extra spending cash go for the SSD.... the only diffrence I noticed when I got my SSD was windows loading time, and game loading..... it didnt affect anything else really...... My vote goes to the CPU thumb.gif
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Yea I'd go with a better CPU as well, and then overclock it as much as possible to minimize the bottleneck for the Gpu.
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post #37 of 44
CPU upgrade for sure you have a great card you should be playing BF3 etc on high settings!

I reckon that cpu would struggle with skyrim too.

960T would be perfect or even a second hand X6 Phenom II
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post #38 of 44
Just overclock your cpu (buy a hyper 212 evo) and get an ssd.
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I think im gonna buy a 960t with an aftermarket cooler and just unlock and overclock it.

Edit: Thats my ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Memory%20%28Desktop%20Memory%29-_-Corsair-_-20233144&AID=10440897&PID=4549763&SID=
Edited by madqc - 3/12/12 at 1:14pm
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Originally Posted by madqc View Post

I think im gonna buy a 960t with an aftermarket cooler and just unlock and overclock it.
Edit: Thats my ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Memory%20%28Desktop%20Memory%29-_-Corsair-_-20233144&AID=10440897&PID=4549763&SID=

be careful getting certain coolers, your ram might not fit underneath. tongue.gif
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