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MOBO: K9A2VM-FD
Ram: 8Gb DDR2 PC2 5300/5400 667MHZ DIMM
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 5000 x2 2.6GHz Windsor AM2 Dual Core
Video: Nvidia GeForce 8500GT 1GB
Fans: 4x air cooled
HDD: 1TB Sata hard drive
CD/DVD: Sony DVD/RW & CD/RW burner

I wanted to post my spec for the computer i just built and find out if anyone could help me with overclocking this computer to its max performace. If anyone here could help me out please let me know. I dont want to blow up the computer or damage anything that i just bought but i would like help on overclocking it because i have never overclocked a system before but have built tuns and know a lot. Thanks

Steve
post #2 of 7
Why 8GB?

The 8500GT is near useless for gaming.... The 1GB DDR2 onboard memory is really wasted...


You should be able to overclock the GPU by 20-50%.
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i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
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Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
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Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
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http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem

That'll help us out, fill that out

:edit:

8GB is alot for that build. You'd do fine with just 3. However, it makes it future-upgradeable. See if you can pick up an 8800GTS 512MB or an 8800GT or higher
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i5 2500K Asus P67 Pro Asus GTX 680 32GB G. Skill 
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1TB SATA6 WD Caviar Black Corsair 240GB N/A Win 8 Pro x64 
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Asus P278Q 1440p BenQ 1080p BenQ 1080p maxxkeyboard Custom Mechanical MX Cherry Brown 
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pick up a 9600GT, or better yet a 4850.
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Samsung EVO 256GB SSD None Corsair H100i Windows 7 
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he meant it for mainstream gaming in hybrid sli. like the 780g+3450 in hybrid crossfire. it should perform like a 8600gt. but yeah, 1gb on that gpu is a waste. i'm guessing you're playing games like war3, right?

hmm you should have gone for a brisbane core since they run cooler. a 45w tdp model like the x2 5050e. and ddr2 800 at least. otherwise, the build is great.

cheers
   
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Samsung 960Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe Noctua NH-L9a 92mm SSO2 Windows 10 x64 Pro ASUS PG278QR 27" 1440p Gsync 165Hz 
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Logitech G710+ MX Brown HDPLEX 300W Hi-Fi DC-ATX + Dell 330W AC NFC S4 Mini Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Wireless 
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Logitech G440 
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Intel Core i7 4800mq Clevo W230ST Nvidia GTX 765m 8x2GB Samsung ULV 1600 @1.25v 
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Rosewill RK-9100BR Cherry MX-Brown w/ backlight Andyson Platinum 550w Modular Silverstone SG-02B Logitech MX 950 
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i7 3770 w/ vpro @ 2.5ghz 0.9v Asus Maximus V Gene Z77 MSI GeForce GTX 660ti Power Edition 4x4gb Samsung MV-3V4G3D 1600-cl7 @ 1.35v 
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2x480gb Sandisk Extreme SSD Raid0 Prolimatech Samuel+AC4 w/ Corsair SP120 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 LG D2342P 1080p 3D 
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Rosewill RK-9100BR Cherry MX-Brown w/ backlight Andyson Platinum 550w Modular Silverstone SG-02B Logitech MX 950 
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post #6 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by gerikoh View Post
he meant it for mainstream gaming in hybrid sli. like the 780g+3450 in hybrid crossfire. it should perform like a 8600gt. but yeah, 1gb on that gpu is a waste. i'm guessing you're playing games like war3, right?

hmm you should have gone for a brisbane core since they run cooler. a 45w tdp model like the x2 5050e. and ddr2 800 at least. otherwise, the build is great.

cheers
The 780V doesn't support Hybrid Crossfire.... and certainly not with a NVIDIA card...
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Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
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Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
The 780V doesn't support Hybrid Crossfire.... and certainly not with a NVIDIA card...
oh my bad. i thought it was the gf8200 one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130165


well, he should've got the 3450 then.
   
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe Noctua NH-L9a 92mm SSO2 Windows 10 x64 Pro ASUS PG278QR 27" 1440p Gsync 165Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ MX Brown HDPLEX 300W Hi-Fi DC-ATX + Dell 330W AC NFC S4 Mini Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Wireless 
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Logitech G440 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4800mq Clevo W230ST Nvidia GTX 765m 8x2GB Samsung ULV 1600 @1.25v 
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Sandisk Extreme SSD 480GB Windows Server 2012 R2 
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i7 3770 w/ vpro @ 2.5ghz 0.9v Asus Maximus V Gene Z77 MSI GeForce GTX 660ti Power Edition 4x4gb Samsung MV-3V4G3D 1600-cl7 @ 1.35v 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x480gb Sandisk Extreme SSD Raid0 Prolimatech Samuel+AC4 w/ Corsair SP120 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 LG D2342P 1080p 3D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RK-9100BR Cherry MX-Brown w/ backlight Andyson Platinum 550w Modular Silverstone SG-02B Logitech MX 950 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe Noctua NH-L9a 92mm SSO2 Windows 10 x64 Pro ASUS PG278QR 27" 1440p Gsync 165Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ MX Brown HDPLEX 300W Hi-Fi DC-ATX + Dell 330W AC NFC S4 Mini Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Wireless 
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Logitech G440 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4800mq Clevo W230ST Nvidia GTX 765m 8x2GB Samsung ULV 1600 @1.25v 
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Sandisk Extreme SSD 480GB Windows Server 2012 R2 
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i7 3770 w/ vpro @ 2.5ghz 0.9v Asus Maximus V Gene Z77 MSI GeForce GTX 660ti Power Edition 4x4gb Samsung MV-3V4G3D 1600-cl7 @ 1.35v 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2x480gb Sandisk Extreme SSD Raid0 Prolimatech Samuel+AC4 w/ Corsair SP120 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 LG D2342P 1080p 3D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill RK-9100BR Cherry MX-Brown w/ backlight Andyson Platinum 550w Modular Silverstone SG-02B Logitech MX 950 
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