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October 15, 2012 10:25:49 PM

I am a complete noob to overclocking.
I am currently playing a game called Aion and whenever Im at crowded cities I slow down alot :( 

Here are my specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: OptiPlex GX620
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A05
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 1462MB used, 2629MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11


Card name: ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x68E1)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)


To be honest I really dont know what overclocking does lol, I just want my game to be performed normally if possible, so if anyone can help, I appreciate it :) 

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October 15, 2012 11:32:58 PM

overclocking is making a particular component, usually your CPU or GPU, run faster than normal, i.e. making your Pentium run at 3.6 instead of 3.4

honestly you're probably better off upgrading your computer
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October 16, 2012 12:16:04 AM

okay I see, what should I upgrade then?
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October 16, 2012 12:35:46 AM

Well, nothing good that could be plugged into your existing hardware.

Pretty much build a new entry level rig from scratch.

A Phenom II X4 or Core I5 would be a good starting point. A 1.5GB GTX480 can be had for about $200 new with warranty. Ram is dirt cheap, 8gb of DDR3 1600mhz would be plenty for your needs.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

What kind of budget do you have to work with? What type of games do you like to play, resolution, and settings?
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October 16, 2012 1:35:16 AM

shuffman37 said:
A 1.5GB GTX480 can be had for about $200 new with warranty.

A 480 is cheap to get but expensive to keep. If building a new computer, i would with something newer, not a 2 gen old card but it'll depend on the OP's budget.
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