2) What kind of cheap hardware changes could I make so I can OC my CPU? (At least from 2.66 to like ~3.6ghz)
I realize my PSU is 850w so I imagine that should have plenty of juice to do any voltage OC, but I feel like my RAM may possibly be bottle necking my CPU OCing ability? I've seen OC builds putting the i5 at 4.2 ghz, but the ram is always clocked to 1600 or higher. Is my 1333 ram keeping me down?
Mainly, I'm trying to optimize my experience in Skyrim. I read the game is optimized for single core CPU's, not quad cores liked mine, so overall clock speed is actually more important for performance than number of cores. Just trying to bump that number a safe, but more powerful amount, like +1ghz or something.
Kinda new to this whole OCing thing. I built my comp myself and I am comfortable with BIOS to some degree, but details would be greatly appreciated.