What is the role of chipset in performance, expecially in gaming performance?
comsider a system
keeping whole platform same, Same CPU, same RAM, graphics..........
comapring two chipsets, let's say one is older series, for example P-43 intel, and another is Q-45 what would be impact on performance?
and for a couple of months I must stuck to what I have now,
my gaming would be light to mediumm, not so often, no particualrs at the moment,
OK, so can you put your opinion in general
Q.1) There is war between nVdia and ATI, which one would you prefer in general ?
Q.2) What are the cons of Overclocking a system in general ? Does it shorten components/CPU life to a noticeable amount? I heared a lot about unstability , but I beleieve that overclocked system has specific needs, cooling, casing, PSU etc, which might not be meeting causing unstability.
Q.3) I got P43, most recommended( afterwards) is P45, how far are these two from each other in performance ?
an overclocking guide on this site says, you have to adjust ( increase/decrease slowly ) vcore and RAM voltage too in combination with higher operating frequencies. only upping freqs will not work.
another general question !
Q.1 a board which provides much flexibility in tweaking freqs / volts individually for various components, will it withstand / stable with those extra boosting ?
I know it depends on board quality, but still, will boosting not increase chances of failure / unstability in general?
I mean MTF mean time between failure, would not reduce by overclocking?
( fail early and more prone to faults.)
on my mobo, I initially left everything for tweaking set to AUTO as it was by default but after reading that guide:
Keep PCI express : MANUAL at 100MHZ
Keep PCI clock freq: Manual 33.33 MHZ ( I could not find on my BIOS )
they vary proportionally with FSB / other tweaks, while they should be as above.
so keep them fixed initially.
Keep C1E : Disable
Keep speedstep: Disable
and similar ....
and most of the things I still kept AUTO
I didn't plan overclock yet, BUT YEAH i see a noticeable difference in performance,by just doing above.
so I believe 'AUTO' was not selecting right parameteres for at least those things which I changed as above.
I did'nt planned overclocking yet, not have good cooliing solution yet. later
Q.2 Is it possible that other parameters like FSB, CPU freq, Vcore ( now still AUTO ) might also not be on standard factory parameters and would perform better if I keep them on some MANUAL but standard ( no boost ) values ?
Q.3 If a system performs quite well and stable after overclocked, Why manufacturers not send us overclocked already ? Intel seems not much liking overclocking on its system ( does'nt provide free hand on their boards), so do all branded systems.
- This is my first experience with ASUS mobo, a P5QL PRO and it seems on their products yeah they care about overclockers desires. But certain utilities does'nt leave a professional impression. like ASUS utility PC-PROBE-II, such a bad human infterface, .... I found a regular green two pin LED on this boards, can ASUS not spent a penny on surface mount LEDs while soldering all those surface mounts microships. unprofessional to me, and color of board, greyish red, not really attractive. quality of connectors/sockets reasonable, but not that nice.
Well these are my thoughts,
this might not be the right forum for it,
forgot to ask
Q How can I see what is the current value for a parameter when it is set to AUTO, i-e even at AUTO somwhere in same BIOS menu, it must show 'currently at:........'
Better to ask this from ASUS, but who cares there.
Q. I did'nt use any utility specially no utlity for hardware fan/temp monitor from ASUS. all bogus. Is there a good free utility which is professional enough,
any good win7 gadget. I searched. show things visually like speedo meters, intel desktop utility is for their boards only.