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Can I overclock my Q6600?

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I want to be able to run Crysis on the highest settings and be able to run Crysis 2 on high with a smooth framerate. Will overclocking my Q6600 from 2.4GHZ to 3.0GHZ make this possible? Here are my system specs:

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And my Power Supply:

CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Graphics Card:
ATI Radeon HD 5750

Operating System:
Windows 7 Ultimate
Edited by Mikusboi - 2/20/11 at 1:01pm
post #2 of 21
Fill in your specs here
And start reading here
post #3 of 21
What resolution do you play at? Overclocking your Q6600 isn't going to get you any boost because odds are your GPU is the bottleneck right now. You need to upgrade your GPU if you want to see better Crysis performance.
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Going from 2.4 to 3.0 ghz will help but your not going to get super performance out of a 5700 series card.
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you cannot overclock your computer, you have a pre-built Dell
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What resolution do you play at? Overclocking your Q6600 isn't going to get you any boost because odds are your GPU is the bottleneck right now. You need to upgrade your GPU if you want to see better Crysis performance.
Well I now play at 1920 x 1080, the max for my monitor. I can run MW2 all the way really smooth and usually most pc games run pretty well, but I reallyyy want to be able to play Crysis 2 the way it should be played. And yeah I wasn't sure if it's my graphics card or CPU. If I do upgrade my graphics card, will I need a new power supply instead of the one I have right now (in my original post)?

And how do I find out what kind of motherboard I have, and BIOS?
post #7 of 21
fill in the specs so we'll know which motherboard you have......and NO, the 5750 is NOT for Crysis.....download CPU-Z and check the mainboard tab
    
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Originally Posted by Mikusboi View Post
Well I now play at 1920 x 1080, the max for my monitor. I can run MW2 all the way really smooth and usually most pc games run pretty well, but I reallyyy want to be able to play Crysis 2 the way it should be played. And yeah I wasn't sure if it's my graphics card or CPU. If I do upgrade my graphics card, will I need a new power supply instead of the one I have right now (in my original post)?

And how do I find out what kind of motherboard I have, and BIOS?
Use CPUz. How do you not know what motherboard you have?
Anyways, your GPU is your bottleneck as mentioned.
post #9 of 21
prebuilts cant be overclocked from the bios. and even if u find some software to do it, u wont get much from it.
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post #10 of 21
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Okay my system information is updated. I guess I'll have to buy a new GPU or overclock it?
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