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Poll Results: Upgrade my Mobo and CPU to a 1366 or Core 2 Duo E8400

 
  • 90% (45)
    1366 Motherboard and CPU Upgrade
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    Core 2 Duo E8400 Upgrade
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post #111 of 162
think of the pc as your body. the psu is your heart.... if it is strong, you can throw things at it and it will cope.... if your heart is unhealthy etc.... just a bit of stress will cause you to go into heart failure and die.

same as a psu.... you rig is only as strong as ur psu / heart
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post #112 of 162
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Originally Posted by levontraut View Post
think of the pc as your body. the psu is your heart.... if it is strong, you can throw things at it and it will cope.... if your heart is unhealthy etc.... just a bit of stress will cause you to go into heart failure and die.

same as a psu.... you rig is only as strong as ur psu / heart
Good way to put it man i think i might have to +Rep
post #113 of 162
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Well I have to confess that all I really did was use Wasdie's Crysis 2 Advanced Graphics Options. However, there are only 3 adjustments in Crysis 2's in-game menu: High, Very High, and Extreme. I mean, it's not like the first Crysis where you can choose different settings for everything.

So, I maxed it out with this tool and I also maxed out my driver's 3D settings as well (that is, where I could since I need to keep Anisotropic Filtering and Antialiasing set to "Application-controlled").

With the first Crysis, I have to be slightly more conservative.



I have to warn you that overclocking on the P41 chipset will be limited. The board you have now may be a decent board, however it may have a hard time overclocking.
Yeah well this is my mobo and he has the same amount of RAM as me (But mine is DDR3)
But he has Quad Q9400.
post #114 of 162
Yeah, but I'm talking about overclocking here because you're considering the Cooler Master V6.

The motherboard has a very small effect on performance (it's basically not noticeable).
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post #115 of 162
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I notice the board has a thing called Turbo Key, if im right this is a automatic overclock? And many people have said that the mobo is good for overclocking

PS: I'll Upload some pics soon.
post #116 of 162
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I notice the board has a thing called Turbo Key, if im right this is a automatic overclock? And many people have said that the mobo is good for overclocking

PS: I'll Upload some pics soon.
I find that it's very uncommon for a Micro ATX board to be good at overclocking. Worse yet, I find that it's even more uncommon for a board with onboard video to be good at overclocking. Not only that, but it's using the G41 chipset.

So I will be surprised if it can do a good job at overclocking. :/
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post #117 of 162
But don't use the turbo key. OC in the BIOS.
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post #118 of 162
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Yeah, i aint saying its like insane or something at overclocking im just hoping it can overclock my E8400 when i get it.
post #119 of 162
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Yeah, i aint saying its like insane or something at overclocking im just hoping it can overclock my E8400 when i get it.
It might be able to a little bit. However, it may be very difficult to reach 4.0 GHz. It could even be impossible.
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post #120 of 162
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It might be able to a little bit. However, it may be very difficult to reach 4.0 GHz. It could even be impossible.
:O Dam, i'll check it out 4.0Ghz would be a good club to be in.

Lawl my cousins boyfriend is building himself a rig, were having a comp but i just found out his is getting a 2600k so im screwed. 4.0ghz would be something to tease him with for awhile until he starts OCing.
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