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I am running a AMD Phenom II x6 1090t on a M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 motherboard with a 700W Pro-Stream PSU and AMD Radeon HD 6850 currently, I have my processor clocked at 4ghz with the voltages 1.45/1.35 and still learning on the Video card how to OC. I am currently using the Corsair H100 Liquid Cooling System and was wondering two things:
1. Can I OC my CPU/Video Cards more (and tips on voltages, and such would be helpfull and ANY info on Video Card OC'ing would be helpfull)
2. I am getting about $600 here soon that I have budgeted to be able to use for PC upgrades so any suggestions on that would be nice as well.
post #2 of 7
what do you use your pc for ? gaming, encoding, photoshop ? it really depends on what you do and how often you do it.
personally i would buy an hd7950 or hd7970 and save up for a little while longer, if youre gaming mainly.
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Depends what you are going to be using it for. HD 6850 does overclock well, What model is it? We need to know its heatsink firstly so it doesn't overheat.

Seen as you are going to be getting money for upgrades why don't you just upgrade your video card?

Is that PSU OCZ?


Well asking about video cards is in the wrong section. It may get moved but I will answer.
Theres two components of video card overclocking mainly, its core clock and memory clock. Basically the same concept for CPUs. Core clock is how fast it'll process data for graphical purposes and memory clock controls how quick data gets to it, this is the GDDR5 memory you'll be effecting and its IMC and bus.

Do you have AMD Catalyst? You can do it straight from there, there's even an auto clock utility on it to let the software do it manually which works fine. Make sure you have Furmark (The Burning Donut tongue.gif) to stress test it in the same way you'd test a CPU. It'll give out artifacts (aka something on the screen that wasn't meant to be displayed, such as random colours or blips).

You can download MSI Afterburner to overclock also, it also unlocks voltages which obviously can give a higher overclock.


In my opinion overclock a video card isn't the best thing to do, upgrading is always the best way forward.
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Primarily use it for gaming, and I have been looking online can't find the same looking one.
post #5 of 7
Just buy a 7970. Its the main ingredient for better gaming
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post #6 of 7
Firstly, what is your resolution? What type of games do you play?

It depends on both of those to what card is suitable for you to get smile.gif
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or u can wait for the amd 8000 series or gtx 700 series coming out next year
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