Overclocking Core 2 Duo E4600 2.40GHz

I'm planning to Upgrade my PC. I can afford to get an Sapphire Radeon R7 250 1GB DDR5 and Maybe an 8GB of RAM. My MoBo is G41MT-ES2L

So, My processor is still on low for the GPU. I was wandering if I would Overclock it so I can get better Performance of my GPU.

Motherboard:
GigaByte
GA-G41M-ES2L
Link for Motherboard: http://www.gigabyte.ph/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3471#ov

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Here are my PC specs:


Power Supply:


Current GPU:
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  1. you have a 32 bit OS. The max ram the OS can support is 3.5 GB so 8GB of ram is out of the question unless you upgrade the OS to 64 bit.

    your PSU's 12v rail is pretty weak with only 12 amps. This most likely will not support a GPU so be prepared to replace the PSU.

    Can you OC the CPU and help it a bit? Yes it will help but depending on what you plan on doing it will still be weak. It will help with some of the bottle neck you will run into but not by much.
  2. bgunner said:
    you have a 32 bit OS. The max ram the OS can support is 3.5 GB so 8GB of ram is out of the question unless you upgrade the OS to 64 bit.

    your PSU's 12v rail is pretty weak with only 12 amps. This most likely will not support a GPU so be prepared to replace the PSU.

    Can you OC the CPU and help it a bit? Yes it will help but depending on what you plan on doing it will still be weak. It will help with some of the bottle neck you will run into but not by much.


    For got to mention that I will be upgrading for 64 Bit OS.
  3. bgunner said:
    you have a 32 bit OS. The max ram the OS can support is 3.5 GB so 8GB of ram is out of the question unless you upgrade the OS to 64 bit.

    your PSU's 12v rail is pretty weak with only 12 amps. This most likely will not support a GPU so be prepared to replace the PSU.

    Can you OC the CPU and help it a bit? Yes it will help but depending on what you plan on doing it will still be weak. It will help with some of the bottle neck you will run into but not by much.


    I saw on other Forums that this R7 250 does not need an external Power?
  4. Zack Ditan said:
    bgunner said:
    you have a 32 bit OS. The max ram the OS can support is 3.5 GB so 8GB of ram is out of the question unless you upgrade the OS to 64 bit.

    your PSU's 12v rail is pretty weak with only 12 amps. This most likely will not support a GPU so be prepared to replace the PSU.

    Can you OC the CPU and help it a bit? Yes it will help but depending on what you plan on doing it will still be weak. It will help with some of the bottle neck you will run into but not by much.


    I saw on other Forums that this R7 250 does not need an external Power?


    This is my mistake, after looking into it you are correct that the 250's no longer need an external power connection. The R7 250's are actually a HD 7770 and those needed an external connection. so on this end you will be fine.
  5. bgunner said:
    Zack Ditan said:
    bgunner said:
    you have a 32 bit OS. The max ram the OS can support is 3.5 GB so 8GB of ram is out of the question unless you upgrade the OS to 64 bit.

    your PSU's 12v rail is pretty weak with only 12 amps. This most likely will not support a GPU so be prepared to replace the PSU.

    Can you OC the CPU and help it a bit? Yes it will help but depending on what you plan on doing it will still be weak. It will help with some of the bottle neck you will run into but not by much.


    I saw on other Forums that this R7 250 does not need an external Power?


    This is my mistake, after looking into it you are correct that the 250's no longer need an external power connection. The R7 250's are actually a HD 7770 and those needed an external connection. so on this end you will be fine.


    I'm kinda confused with what you said. "so on this end you will be fine."
  6. power supply wise is what I meant you will be fine with.
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