Trying to get a few more fps on Skyrim, so I'm looking to overclock my rig a bit. Ideally I'd like to overclock the cpu, gpu and possibly ram slightly.
I've got a ASROCK970 Extreme3 mobo, 4gb x 2 1600 ram, sapphire hd7770 1gb gddr5 gpu, and fx-6200 cpu(replaced stock heatsink with arctic a30). My case has three fans, not counting the cpu and gpu fans.
I've looked at guides for oc'ing my cpu, but they use a bios interface that I don't have, so I can't get much out of them. When I adjust the gpu using the catalyst settings, my games won't even load.
Oh, almost forgot: psu is 500w extreme coolermaster.
Any help would be appreciated I'm only getting 35-40 fps with the ENB mods(zero antialiasing) and I want to hit 60 if possible.
this is my gpu: SAPPHIRE HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB GDDR5. I used catalyst to boost the gpu/mem clock by a few mhz, and game wouldn't run. Raised the gpu memory clock a little, no issues, but didn't see any improvement.
the reason that bios os best for overclocking is because you can raise the voltage. if you overclock any chip, it will eventually need more voltage to maintain stability. you wont get but an 8% oc on your gfx, cpu or ram if you cant raise the voltage, and i dont think those overclocking programs can raise voltages in the same way that an unlocked bios can.
your best bet for skyrim is to drop your hd7770, and get an GeForce GTX 650 Ti for around $130-170