I built my first computer about 2 months ago. One of my mates said that I should try overclocking my CPU and I thought that sounded pretty good.My specs are a follows:
MoBo-asus m5a78l-m lx
CPU-Amd Phenom II x6 1055t 95w @ stock 2.8 Ghz
4gb Corsair 1333 ddr3 ram
powercolor 6850 1gb gddr5
Antec 450w PSU
Currently I have a stock AMD cooler so I understand I will need to get a better one. My budget is somewhere around £35 (thats about $55). Could anybody suggest a decent cooler for my budget.
Also because I have the 95w 1055t will that affect how I overclock in any way.
I assume that once I have a decent cooler installed I can just look up an overclocking guide and start from there.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
aaah ok then I probably won't bother overclocking. I may still get a better cooler though just to keep my temps down a bit. Can't decide whether I should get a better or upgrade to 8gb of ram.
To be honest I only wanted to overclock just to show off so I probably won't overclock until some really cpu intesive games come out.
What do you think, better cooler or 8 gb of ram?
Thanks for your help.
actually their is no need to upgrade neither ram nor cooler.
if you are using a 32bit window then 4gb ram is the max that a 32bit window can support
if you have a 64bit window then you can upgrade but is not needed as their is no game that can utilize more than 4 gb
and use hwinfo32 to check your temperatures, if they are passing or near to 60'C then you can consider a cooler upgrade like Noctua nh-d14 (best) or coolermaster 212 (cheap)
a better upgrade will be a ssd (solid state drive)
I downloaded this hwinfo program and my CPU temps are around 25C which I understand is very cold. One thing I did notice in this program is that it says my ram is clocked at 666Mhz when it should be 1333Mhz. Is there a way I can fix this.
Also what are the benefits of having an SSD. Are they expensive (I am only 15 so I can't spend a lot of money).
I'm actually perfectly happy with my loading times at the minute so I guess there is no point in getting one right now. At the moment my computer boots up very quickly (easily less than one minute), and to be honest I tend to turn on the computer and do something else till it boots up.
Thanks very much for your help!