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Core i7 920 overclocking

Hey i just bought a Core i7 920 2.66 ghz processor, and a Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition my question is: Do i need to overclock my cpu or is it fast enought to keep up with the graphic card?

My CPU is running at 37 degress when i'm just sitting on the desktop, and at 46-50 in crysis (is that to hot?) will i need to buy extra cooling to overclock, to let's say 3.2ghz?

I also just bought an Energon 750W powersupply, is this enought to run 5850x2 ?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Peddes said:
    Hey i just bought a Core i7 920 2.66 ghz processor, and a Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition my question is: Do i need to overclock my cpu or is it fast enought to keep up with the graphic card?

    My CPU is running at 37 degress when i'm just sitting on the desktop, and at 46-50 in crysis (is that to hot?) will i need to buy extra cooling to overclock, to let's say 3.2ghz?

    I also just bought an Energon 750W powersupply, is this enought to run 5850x2 ?

    Thanks in advance.

    hi
    if u are not into overclocking then i suggest u must wait and dont overclock now because i think currently the processor is more than enough for the current games and stuff. but yeah if u are into encoding and stuff then u can think of overclocking. and as for the psu, i have never heard of this brand. and i dont think it will be that good either. when u go to buy a psu u should chk the following things:
    1) amps on +12v rail
    2) efficiency
    3) Brand
    4) wattage

    eventhough your psu is 750W but it can be that it does not have enought amps to run the system with radeon 5850x2 and even if it can then due to the quality it might not survive for long. hope i helped.
  2. Yeah you helped a lot. But i thought the PSU i bought was top notch.

    PSU: EPS-750W

    ATX 12V 2.2
    4x 12V Output
    Ultra Silten
    Supports Sata and PCIe Graphics

    1x ATX 20+4pin
    1x P4/EPS 12V 4+4pin
    6x DVD/HDD Molex 4pin
    4x Sata
    2x FDD
    1x PCIe 6pin
    1x PCIe 6+2pin

    But your right i can't find it on any other sites that danish (i'm from Denmark)
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    That power supply will NOT power 2x5850's - those cards require 2xPCIe connectors each. You have enough for one card - and thats it...

    Its actually kind of weird - 2 x FDD connectors? Really?


    a 920 at 50C after playing Crysis with the normal heat sink is fine... Overclocking WILL push you to a better cooling solution however.... you can go to 3.3 pretty easily
  4. vvhocare5 said:
    That power supply will NOT power 2x5850's - those cards require 2xPCIe connectors each. You have enough for one card - and thats it...

    Its actually kind of weird - 2 x FDD connectors? Really?


    a 920 at 50C after playing Crysis with the normal heat sink is fine... Overclocking WILL push you to a better cooling solution however.... you can go to 3.3 pretty easily

    hi
    insufficient connectors arent a problem as he can use 2 4pin molex connectors to pci express power connector. but the fact is that i dont think that the power supply has the juice in it. this is because i remember i bought a 600W psu, a chinese brand, like 5 years ago and at that time 600W was considered as a beast in my hometown. but now if i look at it, it only supplied 20 amps or so which is very bad. so then i got to know that wattage isnt everything. the four things i have said are enough to get u a very good psu in your budget. hope i helped
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  6. Thanks alot for all the good replies. It helped alot.
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