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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

Just to have an idea about the game you play. Look @ Core i7 920 and add 1-2 fps.


Agreed.

Typically strategy games are more reliant on CPU power to provide smooth, consistent performance. Having a faster GPU may help with turning up some graphics settings, but it's less likely to be your performance bottleneck.

OP, I would say to flash your current motherboard's BIOS to the newest revision possible and try your hand at overclocking again. Perhaps your BIOS settings may stuck around this time with the newer revision, especially if your OC wasn't absolutely stable before. Otherwise, it sounds like either the PSU is not able to supply steady power to the motherboard when turned off, and/or the motherboard's battery may need to be changed, which could explain why your OC settings do not stick. It really is the cheapest way to determine whether an upgrade truly is needed or not.

With that said, sometimes if you feel the (upgrade) itch, it might just need some scratching regardless if it is logical or not. wink.gif
     
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