I put this in the games section because I'm looking for an increase in gaming performance.
My rig (see sig) is calling for an upgrade of sorts. I am looking at getting MSI's Twin Frozr III GTX570 (oh yes, it's gotta be nVidia!). That leaves me with the CPU. Rather than getting a new CPU, mobo and cabinet, i'm trying to get more juice out of what I already have. With the hardware I have plus a new heatsink/ fan (CoolerMaster Hyper 212 perhaps?), will it be possible to OC my CPU?
1. Will the mobo support it?
2. If yes, till what speed? I know, from research, that the CPU I have can reach 4Ghz. But with my mobo and cabinet restrictions, I'll be quite happy at 3.6-3.8.
3. Will the cabinet need to be changed?
4. Anything else to be considered?