First things first, i'll tell you guys the specs of my computer that i know of.
E6420 - 2.13ghz Not Overclocked
MotherBoard - 945GZM-S2
2 GB Ram - PC2-6400
Checked in CPU-z, my ram timings (when they're set on Auto in bios) are as follows:
4 - 4 - 4 - 12 - 16
8500GT - 512MB
And i've got a really low powered PSU .. not sure about how much Watts its pumping out.
First thing, i've overclocked my 8500GT from Stock (459/400) to (710/435) via ATI tool. I ran both 3dMark6.0 & the artifact scan on AtiTool and all was fine. My GPU temps are averaging around 50-58 degrees on load. if i turn up the speed on both core&memory, i'd have artifacts. so is that the limit for my GPU ?
(Without load, temperatures averaging around 40degrees. I'm cooling it on air. It's also around the same temperature of my CPU .. is that right? o_O)
For the CPU, i've tried overclocking by Bios, but all to no avail. I've read around that my mobo can't handle overclocking (and the latest bios updates are what makes my E6420 run at full speed. (1066FSB)
I overclocked by using EasyTUne5 but that kinda resulted in an unstable system ... so is there any other way that i can overclock my cpu without changing Motherboard and potentially, PSU ?
Note, i've been getting score of 2882 on 3dmark6.0 .. is that good ? lol.