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Hey I've been getting really bad framerate in games using the system listed below. I've checked for virus's and stuff, and came out with the result that maybe overclocking may help, any Ideas?
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post #2 of 13
do you have a basic idea of overclocking? because that CPU is easily overclockable in BIOS and the graphics card SHOULD be overclocked, otherwise i'd say upgrade your graphics card, and you are running vista 32-bit, but 64-bit would help you out
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post #3 of 13
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I am familiar with Overclocking, and I'm aware of the e6550's capabilities especially on watercooling, Im just wondering if its reccomended or If it could be software issues.
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post #4 of 13
well i would DEFINATELY overclock, especially if you have watercooling, there isn't much danger in trying to speed your system up if you have that good of cooling, and it could very well be anything, do a mem test and then run "Prime95" once you start overclocking, that should tell you if your CPU's passing or not.
I don't exactly understand the low framerates on stock settings, but i don't really know what might be causing it, maybe your settings are too high?
Or perhaps you don't have the latest drivers, definately make sure you have the latest drivers for everything.
And if none of those suggestions do anything, i'd say do a clean install and start from scratch.
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post #5 of 13
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Alright thanks for the advice, I think I'll do that.
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post #6 of 13
What game are you having bad fps in? Or is it just every game? Here is the latest drivers for your card: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvist...8.24_whql.html
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post #7 of 13
Yeah, I'd overclock that cpu and upgrade the video card if you have the money.
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post #8 of 13
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Quick question though, Everest is reporting three temperatures, CPU, Core 1, and Core 2, the cores are about 30C and the CPU is about 19C, which do I pay attention to?
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post #9 of 13
pay attention to the actual CPU
that's what you don't want getting too high
but i really don't think you have anything to worry about with that watercooling system, just worry about your voltages and the stability of the CPU
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post #10 of 13
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Alright thanks, I think I'll start edging it up, any bets as to how high I can go on stock voltage?
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