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wow. the amount of people telling people to upgrade without even looking to see what people already have is astounding. also, dont pay attention to the first post.
people are insane.
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Originally Posted by jcrew3002 View Post

I like that idea ^
$400 for an upgrade would be worth it when a newer generation of tech comes out beyond Ivy Bridge and Bulldozer maybe 2 years from now, I think my system should be good till then

exactly. just ask question when/if you need help thumb.gif
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my reason for saying upgrade to 8320 is that I have a 1090t, it could only drive 90% out of my 7970 and it's max stable overclock was 3.8ghz, don't get me wrong that was sufficient but the piledriver is a far superior product.
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Originally Posted by pc-illiterate View Post

wow. the amount of people telling people to upgrade without even looking to see what people already have is astounding. also, dont pay attention to the first post.
people are insane.
exactly. just ask question when/if you need help thumb.gif

It's amazing to see some1 bashing when the question that was made was which one would be better for an upgrade, Intel or AMD?
Taking in consideration that question I told him Intel and why Intel was better,
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Well at 2.8Ghz it surely is the issue lol
You can try to play with the FSB on your CPU to try and atleast soften the bottleneck, it'll make a huge difference.

Also taking in consideration that he will have to buy new ram if he decides to OC and that his board is a good board... He could probably sell them both(Mobo+CPU) and get like 150$(being pessimist). 150$ is almost good enough to buy an i5, just spend some money on a z77 board for 100$ and he has a fully capable system without having the need to OC to get full usage from his graphics card. And it can be made cheaper...
So yea OC'ing is an option, but I dont think it's the most cost effective option since the OP will have to buy a new set of ram to be able to OC.

Sooner or later you'll have to upgrade, you can either upgrade when your current parts still have some market value or you can upgrade when no1 wants them.

@OP You specifically asked for no AMD fanboy answers and what you are getting is fanboy answers, people telling you to upgrade to piledriver...
You can overclock your CPU, you will need to buy some decent 1600Mhz ram, OC the NB on the Thuban and OC the FSB till you get stable.
You will be very limited in terms of upgrades in the future, you will most likely end up doing a full system upgrade if you OC the Thuban.
Edited by Tokkan - 11/8/12 at 9:31am
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it wasnt specifically pointed at you tokkan.
its the people walking in and posting to upgrade and not bothering to read that he hasnt overclocked that thuban at all.
a 1045t overclocked on both the core and cpu-nb wont bottleneck a 680 to any degree that anyone will notice, a bottleneck of 5% MAYBE at the absolute most ? personally i would save $400 and live with 95fps instead of 100fps, 57fps instead of 60 fps. with a 680, he wont notice ANY drop in performance.
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it wasnt specifically pointed at you tokkan.
its the people walking in and posting to upgrade and not bothering to read that he hasnt overclocked that thuban at all.
a 1045t overclocked on both the core and cpu-nb wont bottleneck a 680 to any degree that anyone will notice, a bottleneck of 5% MAYBE at the absolute most ? personally i would save $400 and live with 95fps instead of 100fps, 57fps instead of 60 fps. with a 680, he wont notice ANY drop in performance.

I agree with you on this
Edited by jcrew3002 - 11/8/12 at 11:20am
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Just be aware that regardless of brand, nothing can fix poorly optimized games. Plenty of top tier rigs are getting sub 60 dips in Borderlands 2 and NFS Most Wanted.
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Im trying to overclock with AMD Overdrive but the multiplier seems to be locked.. when I up the multiplier and click "Apply" it jumps back to 13x, what do I do??


post #28 of 68
increase reference clock(old fsb)
remember to set your ram lower so youre not overclocking it.
try ref clock at 266mhz, cpu multi at 14, cpu-nb multi at 10 and ht link at x7 multi.
voltage wise, this is all on you to find. start with 1.4v on vcore. may need 1.2v on cpu-nb. set ram at 400 not 533 with timings of 5-5-5-20
this should be ballpark of stable
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Im trying to overclock with AMD Overdrive but the multiplier seems to be locked.. when I up the multiplier and click "Apply" it jumps back to 13x, what do I do??
That's because the 1045T has a locked multiplier. The max is 13.5 so it's not going to allow you to raise it but you can lower it. By the way, the stock clock of the 1045T is 2.7GHz not 2.8GHz as it says in your sig. If you want to overclock you're going to have to use the base clock which default is 200. You can use OverDrive but it's generally a better idea to OC in the BIOS for a more permanent and stable OC. You can play with it in OverDrive to test the waters but if you want real overclocking go into the BIOS.
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stock 2.7 not 2.8ghz. that puts a damper on my numbers..
ok then
use the 266 ref clock and your max 13.5 core multi. thats close enough to 3.6ghz
use the rest of those settings i posted earlier and see if your stable. you can fiddle around and try to go higher later if you want. youll need a reference clock (fsb) over 300mhz to go higher and still keep your ram at a high speed although phenoms like tighter timings more than speed.
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