The weakest link.. Tags: Power Supplies Computer Components Product Last response: September 7, 2009 6:04 PM in Components Share jmhoman3 September 7, 2009 2:31:00 PM Im here for some advice, Id like to overclock my computer but I want to get rid of the weakest link before I do so. CPU: Amd Phenom II 940 x4 GFX: XFX 4850 512MB Ram: 2x2 Gigabytes of Gskill pc6400 800mhz Mobo: M3a78-Pro ASUS PSU: 670 Watt Now, here is my problem, on the video card the levels come stock at 600/1100 I believe. If I try to get a little more oomph out of my card, my computer will freeze during game and Ill have to reboot. Also, how well does the 940 OC? Should I buy an aftermarket cooler for it? More about : weakest link JohnnyLucky a c 248 ) Power supply September 7, 2009 2:35:47 PM The veteran posters here usually recommend a third party cpu heatsink to improve cooling. Here's a link to a web site with information about cpu heatsinks you might find interesting: http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm jmhoman3 September 7, 2009 2:58:03 PM Ok, I will check that out. How about hardware? How is my setup? Should I replace my video card? I am getting a 27.5 " monitor here in a month, will my card handle it or shall I get something newer? Hows my mobo? Related resources New build: Is my graphics card the weakest link ? - Forum First upgrade in 6 years... Where's my weakest link ? - Forum Need to upgrade, what's my weakest link ? - Forum What's my weakest link ? - Forum What's my weakest link ?? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer JohnnyLucky a c 248 ) Power supply September 7, 2009 3:18:01 PM Do you overclock your system? Do you plan to use two or more video cards in your system? jmhoman3 September 7, 2009 3:39:15 PM Ill most likely use 1, but 2 if I feel lucky. I want to do some wc'in. soundefx September 7, 2009 3:44:43 PM The 4850 is a good card but I think that at that res., you might run out of VRAM with only 512. I would recommend a 4870 or 4890 1Gig or a GTX 275 or higher 1Gig card. Check out toms and other charts to compare how different cards at certain res handle the games you like to play. ulysses35 a b ) Power supply September 7, 2009 4:28:57 PM any specs on make of the PSU ? not all PSU's actually deliver their quote wattage jmhoman3 September 7, 2009 4:43:10 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Thats the PSU Im using. I know my mobo is getting old, would replacing that help me at all? I want to get 3.5/3.6 out of my CPU ShtBrix September 7, 2009 5:20:30 PM Get rid of that PSU. A low watt Corsair, Antec Earthwatts, Seasonic, PCP&C would run that easily. Get a 600-700 Watt iif you want to CF. jmhoman3 September 7, 2009 5:58:46 PM Is that a bad CPU? jmhoman3 September 7, 2009 6:00:54 PM PSU* obsidian86 a b ) Power supply September 7, 2009 6:01:59 PM the cpu is fine its that pos raidmax thats bad jmhoman3 September 7, 2009 6:04:33 PM Would that cause my pc to crash when I am trying to OC? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum' weakest link ' in hardware ForumWeakest link in my gaming pc? Forummy m-box: the weakest link ForumUnable to find the weakest link in my OC setup ForumSystem performance, The weakest link ? ForumWeakest part in my pc? ForumWeakest Link ? ForumWeakest Link in Current Technologies ForumWhat is the weakest component in a HiFi setup? ForumNew rig weak link ? Forum500w PSU ForumThe Mac Mindset: Does Reason apply to them? ForumThe dash key not working on laptop keyboard ForumThe best cooler for the money ?? Forum[Solved] Tick or Tock? The Phenom 2 940 or the 955 Black Edition More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !