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i have an intel D975XBX rev. 2 (which means it doesnt support core to duo) and i have an EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTX superclocked and 2 gigs of ram on the way. i was wondering if my 3GHz P4 with hyperthreading, would be sufficiant to run crysis? if not should i overclock it or not. i suppose maybe i should see if it runs crysis first. but im just asking for an opinion on if i should overclock it, and if i should how much? i hear i could go up around 0.2 - 0.3 GHz without changing my cooling system.
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Even if you do overclock it, it's still gonna be a HUGE bottleneck to that card.

Honestly, you'd probably get better performance out of reallocating your funds... Buy a 8800GT and a new mobo + C2D instead of the GTX.
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Honestly, a single core Pentium 4 is going to bottleneck that GTX BADLY. I would have personally recommended you go with an 8800GT and a new board/CPU that's dual core instead. If its an Intel branded motherboard, chances are you can't really overclock it much if any at all. I'd return that GTX and go with a better board/CPU myself, and look at the 8800GT. But that's just me .
 
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WOW u are runing a 8800GTX with P4 wow just wow.
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lol a p4 running crysis!!

Overclock everything, that's what I'm all about. You can see some great performance increases by overclocking, but be warned that the p4's run very hot. As for crysis, let me put it this way: I have an overclocked quad core, a GTX, and I run the game at very high settings, 2xAA at 1680x1050, and it still slows down at times. You can try low performance and it might go, but it is such a demanding game that you might be out of luck. Your board may not support the c2d, but you could look into getting a Pentium D. It may not be as good as a c2d, but it still gives you two physical core.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
WOW u are runing a 8800GTX with P4 wow just wow.
Yea wow Yea Wow Yea wow
and why am i saying that?

EDIT: Does the 8800 GTX Suck the CPU Performance?
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welcome to ocn,fill up your system specs using the usercp button.
with that graphics card you can get all the high settings however the framerates will become unplayable whenever there is some action,and i don't think overclocking would make things much better.a cheap c2d like the e21xx or e4xxx series would help a lot with the framerates.
    
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lol a p4 running crysis!!

Overclock everything, that's what I'm all about. You can see some great performance increases by overclocking, but be warned that the p4's run very hot. As for crysis, let me put it this way: I have an overclocked quad core, a GTX, and I run the game at very high settings, 2xAA at 1680x1050, and it still slows down at times. You can try low performance and it might go, but it is such a demanding game that you might be out of luck. Your board may not support the c2d, but you could look into getting a Pentium D. It may not be as good as a c2d, but it still gives you two physical core.
P4 Don't run that hot
I got my P4 524 3.34 GHz Stock cooling 12 C Idle 31 Load
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P4 Don't run that hot
I got my P4 524 3.34 GHz Stock cooling 12 C Idle 31 Load
hmm, i remember mine running pretty hot, but then again that was back in the days of 478 and when I was a noob.
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Honestly, a single core Pentium 4 is going to bottleneck that GTX BADLY. I would have personally recommended you go with an 8800GT and a new board/CPU that's dual core instead. If its an Intel branded motherboard, chances are you can't really overclock it much if any at all. I'd return that GTX and go with a better board/CPU myself, and look at the 8800GT. But that's just me .
It's a Bad Axe so it overclocks nicely. Also I thought the Bad Axe did support Core 2 Duo's. Check out the Intel website there should be a CPU support list.
    
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