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My first recommendation is an SSD. If your rig feels slow there's no better cure than a snappy SSD; now you can find good quality 60GB drives below 100$.

A second upgrade could be the graphics card, since the 4830 could be considered outdated. GTX 460, AMD 6850 or a more powerful 5850 would be good upgrades.

...for the PSU, I don't see any reason. If you upgrade the graphics card a 5850 consumes less than the 4830 so a PSU upgrade isn't interesting. My 2 cents.
ALL great recommendations, i can attest to the GTX 460, i had the 460 SC and it was a great card took on everything i threw at it and its not that expensive at all.
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post #12 of 38
From everything I read and some personal experiences.. the 460 seems to have heat issues as well as alot of chipset, DOA, and other "after 6 months.." type problems. I opted for the 6850 and I am 100% satisfied and from what I read seems to be a more stable, more powerful card.

my 2 cents :]
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I have a pair of GTX460s, a Palit card I got new 9 months ago, and a used MSI Cyclone I just picked up. Both are extremely solid in my experience, but then I've never felt the need to clock them, as frame rates have been excellent.
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post #14 of 38
1.try to unlock ur 550BE
2.overclock it to 3.8Ghz
3.overclock northbridge to 2.6-2.8Ghz
4.tight up RAM timings 4-4-4-12-1T or 5-5-5-15-1T
5.buy HD 6850
6.overclock HD 6850 to 900\\4100
7.enjoy gaming
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post #15 of 38
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Cheers Rabbit but I cant unlock it I will bump it upto 3.8Ghz though and sort out the ram if its not already.
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post #16 of 38
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Cheers Rabbit but I cant unlock it I will bump it upto 3.8Ghz though and sort out the ram if its not already.
try overclock ur north bridge then , when i clocked mine from 2000Mhz to 2400Mhz i saw bigger performance gains then clocking my quad athlon from 3.1Ghz to 3.6Ghz
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Cheers I think I have the NB set 2600 (need to check CPUZ to confirm that) ram is at 5-6-6-18 as any tighter than that it blue screens. CPU now running at 3.8Ghz
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Also what is best for the HT link speed?
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post #19 of 38
try to keep ht around 2000 or lower, max of 2100

and test for stability, prime95 for about 5min at each speed and watch the temps
keep it under 60c at max load
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Also what is best for the HT link speed?
downclock the HT link and lock PCI-E clock at 100 , overclock ur cpu and ur NB by FSB without touching multis , u will see better results
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