Originally Posted by Sillyn00b
True, basically it's for use with CS5 master suite and a couple of other media related wares. The RAM is only showing 1066 and it's rated at 1600, so that's my first issue. I'm not wanting to push the system to it's limits, just find out what those limits are and pull it back some.
Alright so now that we know your main angle for optimization we can slowly begin identifying areas that would enhance your computer.
Let's begin with your RAM. The speed you have quoted is not an issue. It is just that in the beginning your computer will come with stock settings. This is the stock setting for your particular motherboard and you may change it any time you want. Just note that pushing it to 1600 get tougher as your overclock becomes higher and higher simply because of voltages and clocks.
Next, we could start out by identifying what speed you want to attain. Since you have an H70 i don't see any problem in currently attempting a mild overclock similar to my 24x7 overclock of 3.71Ghz. If you are interested in this i shall post the settings you should tweak in your BIOS.