hey all you over clockers out here... I'm reaching out to you guys, because I really don't know if I need to overclock my system or not... I just bought me a brand spanking new system for gamming, here are the specs... can any one give me opinions on weather I should overclock this bad boy, or just leave it at the way it is right now....
One example is I play BattleField BadCompany 2 video settings are all turned up to the max in advanced... and I'm still getting FPS of average 60 to 105 back and forth... temp on the GPU is about 53 degrees Celcius at 100% GPU load... and 40% CPU load cpu runs at about 45 Degrees Celcius... oh yeah, and this is running in a 1680X1050 Resolution.. yeah, I know, it's all my monitor can handle... it's my next upgrade..
Ok, system specs:
Intel Core i7 950 Processor Socket 1366
MSI X58 Pro Main Board
6 Gig Kingston DDR3 RAM
CoolerMaster GX 750 Watt Power Supply
1000 Gig Hard Disk Drive........
LG DVD-RW Drive
MSI N460GTX Hawk 1 Gig Video Card
All - One - Card Reader
Windows 7 64bit Enterprise
now, some one, please help me here, as I don't know how to overclock, I do have the software afterburner that came with my either video or Mobo... yeah, software came with both mb and vid...
At that resolution you most likely can run at maximum detail in most games with smooth playable frame rates, so no need to overclock. Once you get a better monitor, you may need to overclock to get maximum detail levels to be playable.
If i were you i would. I have a similar setup i was very impressed with a 2/5 increase in bandwidth on my i7920. My ram score is now maxed with 6gb kingston my GPU performs in the next price range. thats a 5850 like a 5870. check out my windows scores. Where are yours at currently ?
heres a guide http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overclocking/22106-core-...
Heres my stats currently i expect a 7.7 or 7.8 after water cooling with cpu
7200 rpm harddrives all score 5.9 no matter what. ssd arent worth crap yet in my opinion not till u can get 500 gigs for a decent price.
liek the other dude said u really dont need to, but i would.
read a lil about maybe http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/538439-guide-overcl...
this link is better