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July 31, 2013 10:07:58 AM

I want to Overclock my AMD Athlon X2 5600+ as far as it can be pushed, I know I would need a custom cooler for it and would like help choosing one and some aid/tips to when I get around over clocking it.

Also my 512MB Asus GeForce 8800GT could use a little kick, any possible chance to over clock it even a little?

Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3

RAM : Corsair XMS2 DDR2 (4GB)

And a 500W PSU (Don't know further information on it)

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a b K Overclocking
July 31, 2013 10:30:00 AM
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Probably not worth it, and the stock cooler for the 125W X2s chips is already one of the better downdraft coolers. If you have the newer 89W or 65W 5600+ I'm not really sure what that cooler looks like.

You could make some gains with a tower cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper EVO 212. But you would be better served investing in new hardware.

For your GPU you can load up MSI Afterburner and experiment with overclocking that way, Though that generation is notorious for running extremely hot. I recall my 8800GTS reaching 90C during gaming and that is about the limit you should be comfortable with. If you can increase the freqency without changing the voltage you might have some small gains.
July 31, 2013 10:41:57 AM

Eximo said:
Probably not worth it, and the stock cooler for the 125W X2s chips is already one of the better downdraft coolers. If you have the newer 89W or 65W 5600+ I'm not really sure what that cooler looks like.

You could make some gains with a tower cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper EVO 212. But you would be better served investing in new hardware.

For your GPU you can load up MSI Afterburner and experiment with overclocking that way, Though that generation is notorious for running extremely hot. I recall my 8800GTS reaching 90C during gaming and that is about the limit you should be comfortable with. If you can increase the freqency without changing the voltage you might have some small gains.


Any idea what I could upgrade my GPU to, and how well would it perform with the CPU? Max I can spend is around 100 pounds.

Im not looking for max settings but a medium range gaming for games such as Fallout 3 or STALKER.

Was thinking about this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009K274H6/ref=asc_df_B009K2...
a b K Overclocking
July 31, 2013 12:19:50 PM

Your CPU is going to become a bottleneck in many games, so a new video card will only help on the games that are not limited by your CPU.

The HD7770 would provide a little more horsepower and certainly more video memory. If you can step up to the 7850 or GTX650 Ti Boost it would be a better buy for a future upgrade of the rest of your system.
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