I am looking for some advice on getting a new motherboard,
My specs are
Amd Phenom II x4 955
Asus M5A78L-M motherboard
ATI HD4550 Graphics card
Running windows Vista
Looking to start playing games and overclocking so all advice welcome. I was considering getting a intel i5 and after reading some of the articles on here it looks like i am just as well staying with my amd for now.
All overclocking advice will be noted as i have never done this before but i am happy to use the bios screens.
Many thanks and look forward to gettting some advice
I have overclocked a 6-core phenom and a 4-core FX on two different examples of this motherboard. It's easy to use, has a beefy VRM section, and is priced well for the performance/features.
Just go into Ai tweaker, bump your multiplier up a bit, then load test and check voltage and temps.
The faster you go the higher your voltages will automatically be increased, so you may get to a point where you want to back down the voltage a bit. In that case, you can just use a negative offset. (It's further down the list of options on the same page where you increase your multiplier.
Budget mmmmm now there is a question as the last graphics card i got was a ati hd5770 and got that for £25 because it was sold as faulty but as soon as i put it in my system it worked and has never let me down.
Resolution well i have it hooked up to my 46inch led tv so i guess its 1080p if that is what you are meaning ?
Going to need to bulid this one in stages as money is tight at the min.