Originally Posted by ghostrider85
MODS: Giving out infractions wont stop this kind of comments, changing the thread title will.
Well, we don't usually edit anyone's posts (thread title included) + I was kind of hoping the OP would do it himself, but I'm going to go ahead and change it because I'm tired of this nonsense.
You'd think that nobody would think that they need to comment on the overpaying when they're making the NINETIETH post on the thread (like, what, none of the first 90 OCN'ers know anything about how much PC parts should cost?), but I guess that's expecting too much ...
So, Prophecy, what did you do exactly that caused your GPU usage on card 2 to jump from 50 to 99% on 3dMark11? Just remove the overclock? Let this be a lesson to you ... removing OC's should be among the very first things you do when you have issues with hardware. BTW, I think that score seems about right given your rig.
And of course, lowering resolution is going help your performance significantly.
Lastly a CPU OC will definitely help on certain games for sure ... but I have my doubts how much it would improve your GPU score in 3dMark11. Dzilla claims a big jump in GPU score from OC'ing his CPU, but there's also a lot more CPU demand when you're scoring almost 11K (like his water-cooled 470's can do) vs. when you're scoring 4500
I recommend looking up a guide to OC'ing your class of processor, or maybe asking on our AMD Processor forum. This is a GPU forum so I'd prefer this thread not become about 'how to OC your CPU', please.Edited by brettjv - 4/24/12 at 10:53pm