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For now, I have all my parts on stock. I believe that my CPU is the bottleneck of the system. How high would I have to overclock it so it will not bottleneck my GPU?
Also, for my card, would I need a GPU cooler to OC it? Or is standard cooling good enough? With my case, I took out the lower cage fan and then put it where the upper hdd case is supposed to be, so there is air flowing (not much because the fans that come with the p180 suck but better than before) directly on it.
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Your hard drive can slow your system down in some circumstances. Setting up a RAID array would help performance. Overclocking your processor is also an option. Overclock it as high as you are comfortable with.
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The e6600 is just up for the task lol, what should I have said when I had my Pentium 4HT powering my 8800GTX lol?
    
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What problems with it are you having?
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No problems yet (well kind of), I just wanted to get my system ready for some more games. I just installed company of heroes (have not played it yet, just messing with settings and testing it) and was getting good fps until I installed the dx10 patch, which completely killed the fps to around 20 from over 80. I think I will take shaders off the dx10 and turn some other stuff down but was wondering if oc'ing my cpu will help? I was thinking of oc'ing it to around 2.8-3 and just wanted some input. I have never oc'ed before so suggestiong would be great.
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post #6 of 10
overclocking will help, but i am pretty sure the 8800's are bottlenecked by even quad-cores.

go to 3 ghz maybe? not too much for a conroe so you will be pretty safe.

just bump the Vcore up a little bit and set ur FSB(cpu frequency) up to 333
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400mhz FSB, w/ cpu @ 9x multi = 3.6ghz
cpu vcore- 1.42v
RAM- 800mhz @ 2.15v 4-4-4-14-4
PCI-e freq- 105-110mhz
NB voltage 1.45v
SB voltage 1.55v
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Theres some settings to try..if you have good luck with your cpu getting to 3.4ghz. You might get lucky and only need a small vcore increase to hit 3.6ghz. My cpu takes a bit more 'juice' to get going.

*Those are pretty agressive settings to 'go to cold'. Dont just try to jump speeds...take it up 10mhz on your FSB at a time.
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I will try this out tomorrow. What program is best for first time oc'ers?
I downloaded rivatuner, but don't really know what to do when I open it up.
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I will try this out tomorrow. What program is best for first time oc'ers?
I downloaded rivatuner, but don't really know what to do when I open it up.
Are you refering to keeping an eye on temps, if so, SpeedFan foots the bill.

If you are refering to OCing Software, don't do it. Bios is the best way!

Leave the 8800GTX @ stock for now. RivaTuner is only for GFX cards!
post #10 of 10
Use your bios's settings. programs are not very wise to use (beat to saying it)

and i would say to get RM clock utility. it has a similar layout to cpu-z and shows temp, volts, and lets you change your multiplyer on the fly.
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