I just put a gigabyte HD4870 in my machine (abit of an upgrade from my 9500gt)
The deal that my factory o/c 9500gt ran crysis on high settings, was a little jumpy, but pretty good.
I was looking for a massive improvement with the HD4870, and i seems to play smoother and cut scenes bettter, but i cant get the settiings onto 'very high'?
Do i need to o/c my card or is there some other way to achieve this??
Not to keen on overclocking untill i get more confident with it
I would overclock your cpu if you can and yes definetely overclock your video card also. I dont know if you will the acheive highest setting with just one card you probably would have with two of them but there will be some improvments.
From what ive read online and in the mags the e5300 is very overclockable. One of the sites i saw pushed it up to 4ghz on the stock cooler (pushing the limits mind you). As far as i can tell 3.3 is a stable amount.