What do i need to buy for more Ghz and RAM?
thing is, i have a 1GB gaming computer which is now 6-7 years old, but it was built so it can be upgraded very easily. i updated the graphics card to an ASUS EAH5570 1GB DDR3 a month back , i downloaded GTA 4 but my gameplay is still fairly choppy, the graphics card says it needs 2gb for best performance, what do i need?
you could just tell me your computer model or you could download CPU-Z and tell us from there : http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
Name: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
Code Name: Conroe
Package Socket 775 LGA
Technology 65nm Core Voltage: 1.144V
Specification Intel(R)Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @1.58GHz
Family:6 Model: F Stepping:6
Ext Family:6 Ext Mode: F Revision:B2
Instructions: MMX, SSE (1,2,3,3s),EM64T, VT-x
Clocks (Core #0) Cache
Core speed 1596.2MHz L1 Data: 2 x 32 Bytes 8-way
Multiplier: x 6.0 L1 Inst: 2 x 32 bytes 8-way
Bus speed: 266.0MHz Level 2: 2048 Bytes 8-way
Rated FSB: 1064.2 MHz Level 3:
Selection Processor #1 Cores: 2 Threads: 2
Core 2 Duo E6300 1.8 GHz (OC at 3.0 GHz) / Zigmatek HDT S1283 CPU Cooler / Gigabyte GA 965P-DS3 Motherboard / 2x1 GB DDR2 800 RAM / 2x160 GB Seagate HDDs / SilverStone ST50F 500W PSU / HIS IceQ 4 HD 4850 512 MB DDR3 / 17" LG Monitor
is there referred to me? what is this about?
what does OC mean? and what does CPU mean? what good is a CPU cooler? what is a Vcore?
im so sorry but i really know nothing about computers but im trying to learn more so i know what i need for the future, please help me your help is highly appreciated
how does a CPU cooler higher CPU to 2.7GHZ without raising Vcore? i dont know how.
please take as long as you need i would love an answer which can be simplified
"Core 2 Duo E6300 1.8 GHz (OC at 3.0 GHz) / Zigmatek HDT S1283 CPU Cooler / Gigabyte GA 965P-DS3 Motherboard / 2x1 GB DDR2 800 RAM / 2x160 GB Seagate HDDs / SilverStone ST50F 500W PSU / HIS IceQ 4 HD 4850 512 MB DDR3 / 17" LG Monitor"
That's all my specs (PC).
OC mean Over Clocking, basically it mean push your Central Processing Unit (CPU) by raising it's frequency, but every CPU has their own limit, my CPU is E6300 same like yours and i can OC it from 1.8GHz to 2.7GHz with only raising the frequency.
But, you can get higher speed if you raise the Vcore (CPU voltage), you can see that my CPU is overclocked at 3.0GHz (this with raising the Vcore a little bit).
Higher Vcore means higher heat than before, so with an aftermarket CPU cooler usually gives you more lower temps of cpu. Well, these all depend on your ambient (room) temps...
what one should i buy? processors do possess more GHz and RAM dont they? any recommendations for what items i may need to boost pc performance? (gaming wise)
Ocing can be hazardous IF you don't understand what are you going to do.
For further instruction about OCing, you can ask people in Overclocking section on this forums, there's also a guide to OCing, so take a look there for a moment.
Believe me, E6300 can be OCed really high.
I just leave it OCed, my room temp is about 27'C and i use an aftermarket cooler to cooling down my cpu. My idle temp is 41'C and about 45'C full load.
OC is greatly improve my performance, moving from 1.8GHz to 3.0GHz is huge jump. I have no problem to maxed out most of games with E6300 + HD4850 + 1280x1024 resolution.
Even you can OC your cpu with stock cooler, maybe up to 2.4GHz, it depend on your room temp...
yeah, higher GHz mean faster cpu and that's make your performance increase (higher fps=smoother gameplay), especially if you play on low resolution like me (1280x1024).
So, get inside BIOS and OC your CPU a little bit (MANUAL, do not let BIOS set it AUTO) and crank a little, let's say 2.1GHz for a start. (7x300MHz).
After that safe setting and boot normally your PC, after that monitor your temps using this:
That software will monitoring all your hardware temps.
See what temps did you get after a little bit OCing.