Originally Posted by JoinTheRealms
Lol i came here expecting to see the words ddr2, athlon and dual core. That phenom is begging for an overclock (should get to atleast 3.5ghz with ease), at which should handle not only your gtx660ti but handle it in sli.
The improvement you see from the fx series will be marginal more so in rendering less so in gaming if any in gaming. Intel are the way to go at the moment but if i was you id hold off on an upgrade a while longer(save up for a beast machine in the meantime).
have a look at my system in my sig, we have similar performing systems yet im not planning an upgrade for year+ lol as its perfect for renders and gaming.
I have been able to successfully overclock it to 3.3 but when I tried 3.5 it didn't work. I think it presented a quick blue screen and restarted itself when I changed it to 3.5 so I got scared and brought it back down to 3.3, lol. It was a couple months ago and my first time overclocking, I eventually just brought it back down to default because of the combination of a couple people saying overclocking it doesn't do much and not noticing any difference. When it was 3.3 I didn't notice any real difference but it handled the heat just fine, liquid cooling ftw I guess. Would it be something to do with the voltage or my motherboard or something that didn't let it go to 3.5? Also, the turbo on this card is 3.3, that could explain why I didn't notice much difference as I do play graphically intense games often that may push it up to 3.3 so I could be used to that already. I want to upgrade it because I can't maintain a simple 60 frames on World of Warcraft... the 9 year old game... with my god damn $300 GTX 660 Ti. That is what frustrates me the most, the frame dropping (usually around 30-40 fps) in WoW because it's a load of ****. I figure WoW is more CPU intensive so I need to upgrade my CPU. I don't play WoW that much anymore so that's not the point right now, really. What can I do to overclock to 3.5? Or am I limited to 3.3 because of my mobo? I've heard of having to increase voltage, I've also heard if you mess with voltage everything will immediately explode. Keep in mind I have roughly zero experience with overclocking, I was able to get it to 3.3 because I watched a tutorial, so if anybody tries to explain something to me, please do it in normal, easily recognized terms, lol.