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Will It Explode? Over-Clocking My Old Timer PC?

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I am fairly sure it is not doable on my system.
My BIOS has no way of changing the setting that "I can find" and loading my O/S in VMware does not allow me to show the BIOS for making a video to share with all here.

I currently have:
P45 Neo3 MS-7514 VER: 1.0
Intel 2.3 quad CPU
DDR2/800 PC 6400 with four 2GB chips w/slots all filled Total 8gb.
Nvidia 9800 GT Dual DVI
Hauppage TV Tuner Card w/IR
21" and 42" monitors and for the best part!
Piped over a 1200watt Pioneer Surround system.
All with Wireless Keyboard and Mouse so I can sit my arse on the sofa and run my stuff from the coffee table eating Bon-Bons.
*Circle Dance*

Plus, just shy of 12TB storage between Internal and Ext USB Drives. SO, No lack of storage.

I want to upgrade the video card but, I must get a newer PSU as well to support (plug in) the added gadgets the newer card comes with.
I figure, If I get the new PSU and better vid card.. Down the road. I only need M/B, DDR3, and CPU. Raping all my SATA DVD-RW Server Case etc. from this system.

I hear they are coming out soon with even faster gizmos so the wait may be justified.

The ONLY reason for even upgrading to begin with is, my video card is about dead! I literally removed the side from my full tower case and stuck a house floor fan against it to help cool it. I used a serious comprssor and fine paint brush to make sure all was spotless inside too.
I often even have to give my current Video card fan a twirl to get it started spinning as well.

All these Dang 'Little Shavers' (Kids) screaming for Cheap Chinese Garbage this time of year makes it hard to spoil myself. frown.gif

Here is my board and the parts I am thinking of ordering..
Can any over-ssized Frontal Lobes in here tell me if this will do the trick?


VIDEO CARD I WANT HERE:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8379339&CatId=7387

PSU WANTED HERE:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5309345


My Actual Motherboard Here
http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p647/Leda_May/post-87551-0-48808100-1345437209_zps942a64a6.jpg

Any software for over-clocking or BIOS suggestions.. FEEL FREE!
Or anymore info needed to make suggestions..Lemme know...


Thank you in Advance!
Leda
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Are you wanting to fold this hardware? I don't feel your hardware would explode if you did, but you'd want to watch the temperatures closely on the CPU. The GPU should do fine, and you could likely overclock it a bit. You wouldn't have a ton of points, but the research is always a benefit.

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That 9800 is good for almost 7500 ppd, iirc. I have no idea about the CPU, but it is a quad core, so 6-8k ppd? 13-15k ppd adds up if you set it and forget it. I'm ranked 250 on the OCN team...and my most advanced piece of hadrware is a 2500K.
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850 watts is massive overkill even with two video cards

You dont need more then 450 to 550 watts for one video card
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

850 watts is massive overkill even with two video cards

You dont need more then 450 to 550 watts for one video card

 

Thanks for the advise / input..
I've since purchased the below hardware.. And unfortunately +plus a new 42" LED TV.
As soon as I installed the new video card, my older LED TV bit the dust.. After using dual (21" / 42") monitors, I could not stand one day using just one. *spoiled*

Everything is cruising along nicely now. 
GOT THIS TV HERE..

Other Upgrades follow--

Old vs. New

New vs. Old

 


Edited by LedaOhio - 12/16/13 at 3:10am
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