so i overclocked mine to around 3.2ghz anything i go above that makes my system really unstable. When i load up my counterstrike game and play it use to play perfectly and my system is way above this old game and should be giving me everything perfect. i get 100fps even in 5 smokes , etc. But lately everytime a simple nade is thrown my fps (frames per second) drops dramatically. Its not my gpu as my settings are the same as before nothing changed. im guessing im overheating my cpu? when i use heavyload and speed fan during the 100% load i can see heavyload freezes once in awhile then keeps going and freezes for a second like the cpu cant handle it.
q6600 3.2ghz b3
evga gtx 280
evga 780i mobo
thermaltake v1 cpu cooler
replaced northbridge fan on mobo with 80mm antec fan
antec 900 case
4 120mm fan
1 200mm fan
gpu temp 45c
core temp 40-50c underload
60-70c full load
please email me and tell me what is going on with my fps in game! i cannot figure it out no matter what i do. also is there a way to overclock more and make it stable? ive tried everything and im sure my case is pretty damn cool just dont understand why im getting such high temps.
What kind of power supply do you have? When the PSU cannot supply enough power to the components you get really bad performance. You might also think about dropping your OC a bit. That's reasonably high for a B3, and it may no longer be stable at your OC.
awesome ty irk. now if i can only figure out why im losing fps in counterstrike -.-. im now hearing from evga people that it might be the driver of my 280 gtx gpu that is causing low fps in old games. what a hassle. high end card with crappy drivers. they told me to uninstall all drivers and downgrade to the old ones. so that is my new problem. thanks again for you guys help on ocing.