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Okay my system information is updated. I guess I'll have to buy a new GPU or overclock it?
Yeah, you won't be able to do anything with the motherboard you have now. OEM boards don't usually allow any kind of OC'ing. If you want to OC your current CPU, you will need to invest in a new motherboard. I would say you will want a new GPU as well to be able to play newer games like how you want them to run.
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Ah I see, thanks. Any recommendations for a new motherboard and GPU?
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I searched on Google for that mobo and nothing came up. Anyway, I doubt, like the others have said, that you'll be able to over-clock since you have an OEM PC that has likely had its motherboard restricted.

Your best bet would be to upgrade to a Radeon HD 6850 since it has a moderate power draw, should be a very good upgrade in comparison to what you have now, and your Power Supply should be able to handle it well. It should give you a boost of 40% in the resolution closest to the one you use, 1920x1200. With a good OC using something like MSI AfterBurner, you should be able to get ~10% more performance.

    
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Ah I see, thanks. Any recommendations for a new motherboard and GPU?
Check out the FS section here.
A Gigabyte EP45-DS3 board is pretty good for OC.

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I searched on Google for that mobo and nothing came up. Anyway, I doubt, like the others have said, that you'll be able to over-clock since you have an OEM PC that has likely had its motherboard restricted.

Your best bet would be to upgrade to a Radeon HD 6850 since it has a moderate power draw, should be a very good upgrade in comparison to what you have now, and your Power Supply should be able to handle it well. It should give you a boost of 40% in the resolution closest to the one you use, 1920x1200. With a good OC using something like MSI AfterBurner, you should be able to get ~10% more performance.
A 6850 would be a great choice, not to mention he could learn how to unlock it to be a 6870
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I searched on Google for that mobo and nothing came up. Anyway, I doubt, like the others have said, that you'll be able to over-clock since you have an OEM PC that has likely had its motherboard restricted.

Your best bet would be to upgrade to a Radeon HD 6850 since it has a moderate power draw, should be a very good upgrade in comparison to what you have now, and your Power Supply should be able to handle it well. It should give you a boost of 40% in the resolution closest to the one you use, 1920x1200. With a good OC using something like MSI AfterBurner, you should be able to get ~10% more performance.

Thanks for the advice! And sorry about the motherboard deal. I made a small mistake when typing it, it should show up now. And so I wouldn't have to get a new motherboard with the new card?
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Check out the FS section here.
A Gigabyte EP45-DS3 board is pretty good for OC.



A 6850 would be a great choice, not to mention he could learn how to unlock it to be a 6870
Cool cool, I'll check it out. Thanks!
post #17 of 21
Now, this is the easiest way to get more performance without having to spend a lot. You can get a Radeon HD 6850 for only ~$180 as of now. If you want a very big performance boost, you're gonna have to spend more to get it. First, you'll need to replace the motherboard, buy something like a Radeon HD 6870, and maybe get a new PSU. With a new mobo, provided it has good OCing capabilities, you should be able to get at least 3GHz from it without a lot of voltage.

No, you won't need a new mobo for a Radeon HD 6850.
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another pre-built computer
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another pre-built computer
That's where most people start out.
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I will probably have to buy the Radeon HD 6850. Right now I'm really pleased with the 5750. I can play MW2 on highest very smooth on 1920 x 1080. And Crysis ran pretty good on high but not very smooth. Dead Space 2 also runs very well on high. I think upgrading it to 6850 should be sufficient. I might upgrade my motherboard but I don't have much money right now.
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