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Thinking about OC

im gonna try OCing for the first time. system specs should be in sig.

any tips or advice? or experience with OCing a Phenom II x4?

im looking at this Heatsink w fan

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

video card will be upgraded to GTX 670 round 2012 Q3 Q4 if that changes anything.


also, any programs i should get to monitor settings or test performance?

dealing with CPU and graphics benchmarking
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    raise the cpu multiplier and VCore, dont expect much more than 4GHz lol

    and if your planning to upgrade your gpu why dont you try flashing to the HD 6870, iv'e head of sucess on that part before
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  3. nna2 said:
    raise the cpu multiplier and VCore, dont expect much more than 4GHz lol

    and if your planning to upgrade your gpu why dont you try flashing to the HD 6870, iv'e head of sucess on that part before



    thank you. i dont expect to go much higher than 3.6ghz.. 3.8 if im lucky

    combining this with a new GPU i think will greatly enhance my performance.. gettin ready for those new games XD
  4. That is a great cooler and one that I love using. Very good cost/cooling ratio and probably the best cooling out of the mid-range coolers, even competes with some of the high end air coolers.

    About the GPU overclock, sorry but you cannot flash a 6850 to a 6870, the 6850 does not have that kind of horse power. You can flash a 6950 to a 6970, but the 6850 and 6950 are two very different cards.
  5. j2j663 said:
    That is a great cooler and one that I love using. Very good cost/cooling ratio and probably the best cooling out of the mid-range coolers, even competes with some of the high end air coolers.

    About the GPU overclock, sorry but you cannot flash a 6850 to a 6870, the 6850 does not have that kind of horse power. You can flash a 6950 to a 6970, but the 6850 and 6950 are two very different cards.


    thats just what ive heard, didnt know if it was true or not
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