Alright, so I bought a cheap gaming PC from Gateway (first mistake lol) with the intention of upgrading it afterwards (don't want to build a pc from ground up right away b/c want to get fundamentals down first), but I didn't think the case would be so small (only accepts micro atx motherboards). Since I want to overclock the CPU (Intel Q9300 - 2.5ghz) and make sure it doesn't blow up or something, I need better cpu cooling than what is provided.
With these components all I can really do is OC my CPU to 3.0 ghz max [since the max FSB the mobo supports is 1600, to get my intel CPU FSB to 1600, which is currently at 1333, I have to OC the non-quad pumped FSB (whatever that's termed) to 400 mhz to obtain a cpu speed of 3.0 ghz (core multiplier is locked at 7.5x)]
I know the GTX 260 should fit in my computer tower, though I'll have to move some components around (like the hard drive).
I want to OC the CPU and Graphics Card....any suggestions beyond the CPU OC I thought of?
Throwing it out there--also, is it possible to OC the supported FSB of the mobo...it's at 1600 mhz right now?
AM I DOING THIS WRONGLY?!
HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED AND SUGGESTIONS VERY WELCOME!!!!!