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Advise needed: Overclocking my i7-3280 3.60 Ghz

post #1 of 6
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Hello everybody,

I've got a new computer, which I'm really happy with.
I'm a real fan of flight simulator X, and want to play it at high performance.
The only thing is: with add-ons, I get at some area's only around the 10-15 fps.
Now I read that over clocking my CPU may be the answer, only thing is: I'm new to this.
Could anybody help me with that, and give me some advise on this?

System specs:

Cooler Master CM 690 II
Intel Core i7-3820 3.60 Ghz
Asus 2011 P9X79 Motherboard
16GB DDR3 Kingston Physical Memory
Windows 7 64bit Home Edition

Thanks in advance!!

Niels
post #2 of 6
My money would be on video card bottleneck, you didn't list it on the specs.
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post #3 of 6
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Sorry! AMD radeon HD6950 2gb. Should be fine since FSX is mainly CPU driven.
post #4 of 6
You say "With addons" which addons are you using?

Do you experience the same low fps without them enabled?

Download CPUZ
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Post a screenshot of the processor information.
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post #5 of 6
I'm not sure how much of a bottleneck your CPU is at stock, your video card should be enough though. On the other hand there is no reason not to do a mild OC on your 3820 if you have a decent cooler, I have 0 experience with those chips but there are some threads in this section with good info and I'm sure someone will pop up to give you some pointers.
Best of luck thumb.gif
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what kind of cooler du you have?
 
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