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 m 0 l 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? m 0 l Related resources What's my weakest link?? - Forum Need to upgrade, what's my weakest link? - Forum New build: Is my graphics card the weakest link? - Forum First upgrade in 6 years... Where's my weakest link? - Forum Unable to find the weakest link in my OC setup - 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? m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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 m 0 l 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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l jmhoman3 September 7, 2009 5:58:46 PM Is that a bad CPU? m 0 l jmhoman3 September 7, 2009 6:00:54 PM PSU* m 0 l obsidian86 a b ) Power supply September 7, 2009 6:01:59 PM the cpu is fine its that pos raidmax thats bad m 0 l jmhoman3 September 7, 2009 6:04:33 PM Would that cause my pc to crash when I am trying to OC? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources System performance, The weakest link? Forum Need to upgrade, what's my weakest link? Forum What's my weakest link? Forum Weakest Link? Forum Weakest link in my gaming pc? Forum 'weakest link' in hardware Forum my m-box: the weakest link Forum Weakest Link in Current Technologies Forum SolvedCheapest / Weakest 3GB or 4GB card for HQ Skyrim mods? Forum SolvedWhat's the weakest component in my system? Forum SolvedWhat is the weakest point of this system? Forum SolvedUpgrading: Need help identifying weakest part. Forum Need help finding weakest component!? Forum Weakest component of my gaming PC Forum SolvedWeakest gpu Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !