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post #11 of 20
That video card is holding you back more than your CPU. Overclock the CPU, as already suggested. Most of them can do 3.6-3.8ghz without even touching voltage.

The method in that guide is overly difficult. Just set all voltages to manual (but at their stock values) and then start bumping the BCLK 10mhz at a time and testing as you go.
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post #12 of 20
Mate, just OC that i3 and you will be sorted
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post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by Swift Castiel View Post
EDIT: In retrospect, I think OC'ing the i3 to decent levels would be more than enough.
Im Problem is I have little to no experince with overclocking, im fair sure i would set my whole system in fire
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Are you on stock cooler?
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Fallen Angel -X View Post
Are you on stock cooler?
Yeah
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Yeah
Do you have cpuz? Can you check what the stock voltage of your chip is
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post #17 of 20
From the fact that you bought everything in a local shop I'm taking it you can't order from places like newegg.com? Where do you live?

Do you know what kind of CPU coolers they have in the local shop? Because your i3 is more then enough for gaming, those chips have proven over and over how awesome they are at just that.

Also, a graphics card will impact your gaming much more then a CPU, see if you can squeeze anything more out of it with a gentle overclock, nothing major, but I'm doubting you want to buy anything new since your parts sound like they are newer as is.

The point of overclocking is to get more out of what you have, so that we don't have to buy new all the time. We all started out not knowing how to overclock. That's why you come here, you need to slow down, take the time, and read through the guides and tutorials about it. You need to invest the time to doing it right, not having people tell you in this thread when it's been laid out so easily in a sticked thread at the top of a forum!

Goodluck, you'll do fine, learning removes the fear, then you can REALLY use your system!
     
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From the fact that you bought everything in a local shop I'm taking it you can't order from places like newegg.com? Where do you live?
-Australia
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Also, a graphics card will impact your gaming much more then a CPU, see if you can squeeze anything more out of it with a gentle overclock, nothing major, but I'm doubting you want to buy anything new since your parts sound like they are newer as is.
-Yeah Maybe 6-9 Months
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The point of overclocking is to get more out of what you have, so that we don't have to buy new all the time. We all started out not knowing how to overclock. That's why you come here, you need to slow down, take the time, and read through the guides and tutorials about it. You need to invest the time to doing it right, not having people tell you in this thread when it's been laid out so easily in a sticked thread at the top of a forum!

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In an Attempt to overclock I got a very Nasty Message saying I failed It my Bios is so Rude

NO idea where I went wrong I set all Voltages to Stock and Increased the blck a small amount :s
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post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by Fallen Angel -X View Post
Do you have cpuz? Can you check what the stock voltage of your chip is
1.2-1.5v
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post #20 of 20
from uber noob me...

1. upgrade thermal paste on stock cooler then overclock.
2. if not enough come back on here and pick out a cooler, then overclock.
3. not enough? upgrade video card.
4. not enough? new computer time.

I assume your bios will tell you your stock voltages, for me atleast cpuz is a combination of vtt and vcore. stock i think should be 1.1-1.2

oh the 3 step oc guide got me to 4ghz(aftermarket cooler). check out the i3 club thread also.
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