Here is my current setup for mainboard, cpu and memory:
CPU: AMD Phenom 9950 BE
Memory: 4gig DDR2 800Mhz
GPU: ATI Radeon 4870 (Sapphire)
I was wondering if it would be worth it upgrading to 1066mhz for gaming and would there be a noticable difference when gaming. When I play starcraft2, it seems to stutter a lot on fps, it will be fine going about 60fps and then all of a sudden drop down to like 10-fps and seem like it would freeze for less than a second and then go back to normal. I was wondering if it could be the memory and if upgrading it would help?
Well then I am guessing the CPU is probably the bottleneck for sc2 because the phenom X4 9950 runs at 2.6ghz and since it only uses 2 cores effectively anyway and is very cpu dependent, what do you and all think of me upgrading to an AMD Phenom II X2 565 which runs at 3.4ghz stock and I heard that its easy to overclock as well. Would this help fps a lot or not that much compared to the quad core that I have?
Ya I tried overclocking it and can't get anything stable after 2.7ghz. I tried it in the bios and using the ASRock OC Tuner and it keeps blue screening. I also tried upping the voltage from 1.3 to 1.5 and all settings (multiplier and voltage) in between and still can't get it stable. I even bought a "ZALMAN CNPS 9500 AM2 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink" but I don't think its the temp since it is always below 55C so I am sure thats not it.
Ya so I might be able to get the 940BE or 955BE (both 125w) but probably won't be able to overclock it much if any, but if I get the Phenom II X2 565 (which is only 80w and on the list) I saw a lot of reviews of people getting over 4ghz overclocking easily on it. How does the phenomII dual core at 4ghz go against the others at 3ghz on quad core?