This rig was given to me as an upgrade from my old Athalon64 rig, and it's handled everything I have thrown at it. (will include specs after post)
Recently I tired emulating a few things and I have read up that the only way I'm going to get my FPS boosted up is if the processor turns in at around 4Ghz, which is the speed I would need to make a few of the games I'm trying playable.
After reading here and there I noticed the E8500 has gone all the way up to 4.5Ghz (which is insane)
I'm wondering if any knowledgeable folks can see me getting close to 4gHZ with stock cooling.
Yes I have very little money for upgrades and what not, and I have never over clocked a processor before.
I'd need to know what tools to use such as core temp etc.
perating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120330-1504)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: XFX
System Model: MB-750I-72P9
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3072MB RAM
Page File: 1538MB used, 4599MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
Card name: AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x6739)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6739&SUBSYS_E174174B&REV_00
Display Memory: 2293 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1013 MB
Shared Memory: 1279 MB
Current Mode: 1360 x 768 (32 bit) (59Hz)
The motherboard is an Maximus 4 Extreme-z.
My power pack is 700Watt .
So what tools would I need, and is it even worth trying with stock cooling?
Edited by mRcLUB - 8/7/12 at 10:52am