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Ok guys im looking for any form of PC speed improvement to add to my guide.

http://www.scottcasley.com/jessej/co...rformance.html

Hope this isn't against the forum rules. If it is just delete this thread.

Edited by trimak - 1/24/11 at 4:14am
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Due to the poor formatting here I have created a webpage on my site for the guide, but the content will continue to develop here.

http://www.scottcasley.com/jessej/co...rformance.html

Thanks to:
Psycho666
Nugu
Edited by trimak - 1/24/11 at 4:04am
post #3 of 9
the OC on the cpu is nice
maybe you could lower the voltage a bit, and the NB should be able to go higher than 2000Mhz...mine is running at 3000Mhz 24/7
did you OC it through Overdrive or through the bios?
Overdrive is ok for testing, but bios is better for permanent OC's
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Thanks a lot What voltage do you use?

I know nothing about the NB but I have one of those motherboards that shows constant 80c temp so I was a bit worried about touching it at all. That being siad it now has a HR-05 cooler on it which I am going to put a fan on as soon as I get some more fan connections.

I overclocked it through the BIOS using my laptop as an information reference.

Just been using Overdrive for CPU usage info + graph

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My CPU gets too hot under load though. I start the stability test and my temp warnings go off before it finishes. Any ideas?
post #5 of 9
what cpu cooler do you have?
maybe you could try to reseat the cooler with some fresh TIM, that might help temps a bit.
your computer might be unstable due too low NB speed.
kick the NB speed up a few notches and try it again
maybe try a little more voltage on the CPU/NB and NB
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Yeh without changing anything I pushed the nb up to 2.4ghz and will work on other increases later.

Will change voltage a little and try rebooting now.

I'm actually using the stock cpu cooler atm because i'm doing my research for a custom water cooling kit. That being said I havent even gotten beyond finding a case to fit a watercooling kit. I have a Centurion 5 II which barely fits what I have.

So water cooling is a big upgrade which include:
CASE: HAF 932
PSU: 1000w corsair

before I even get to the cooling kit.

That being said I may try to get just a single CPU loop up and running and expand from there but I dont even know if my power supply is sufficient at 500w. how do people work out how hard their PSU is working?
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Get a Kill-A-Watt, Mine pulls ~300-350 watts at the wall with everything stressing. 200 idle. Keep in mind I have a older revision gtx260 (192 core, but EVGA shipped a 216 core re-badged according to all the various software readers).

Unless you plan to Tri or Quad fire with a better card you're fine with a Corsair 550 or 650w. The 5770 is a pretty low watt card. Pay attention to the Rails too, they like to be tricky with the ratings.
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stock cooler? what are your temps during load?
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@ Nugu: Thanks a lot, great idea. How much did you pay for yours?

@ Psycho666: Yeh I know right, but I don't ever normally use my computer under load. Playing HoN full graphics it is fine but if I do a benchmark after a while the CPU temp warning goes off which is set at 60C. The TJ is 67C but once I get to 60C and that warning goes off, I stop the benchmark or hit the reboot. Was thinking of getting a H70 but now i'm considering complete custom water so no point is there?

Sorry I haven't put much effort into this guide yet, i'm moving house and studying full-time so pretty busy.

Any thoughts on what I should make sure to cover in the performance guide?
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