So I just ordered a 560 Ti and I am going to assume from everything I read my CPU will be my bottleneck once I put the card in.
e6750 2.67GHz Core 2 Duo
1x 8800GTX (Will be replacing that with a new superclocked GTX560 Ti)
OCZ ReaperX Dual Channel 4096MB PC8500 DDR2 1066MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB)
Barracuda 750GB 7200RPM
Antec 1000W PSU
I have a small Dell computer I bought a year after making my rig and it came with a q9300 Quad 2.5GHz. I have read that the Quad 9000 series are not compatible with my motherboard. Is this true? If it is, would it hurt me any if I just used the Dell Motherboard for my rig instead of the 680i? I don't overclock, and I am not going to SLI. I would prolly break something if I tried to overclock... sounds complicated, I'll wait to overclock with SB because thats easy haha. The Dell Mobo has a PCI-E slot so it will fit the Graphics Card I am getting.
If I can't do any of the above, is there any good step by step guides exclusively for the 680i + e6750 + 800MHz Ram? I know thats asking a lot, but me messing with voltages and stuff = bad things will happen.
You want to adjust your memory clock to twice the FSB freq or half the FSB clock (FSB freq X 4). That will give you a 1:1 FBS:RAM ratio. Try to run your memory Linked. If you cannot, run Unlinked and manually set the memory clock.
The E6750 has a 333 MHz FSB freq. I do not think you will be able to get much more than a 20% overclock. Once you start pushing your FSB freq past about 400 MHz, you need to start watching your MCP temps in addition to your CPU temps.
Thanks for the overclocking info, I have decided that OC will be the best till I get enough money to get the core 1155 componants and just slap that in my existing setup. Reading that article on IGN about OCing made me feel a little bit more relaxed about OCing.
So just going to throw this out there that I am a noob and forgot to actually look up the specs of my memory from my invoice (says its DDR2 800 ram on my system) and the actual memory I am using is OCZ ReaperX Dual Channel 4096MB PC8500 DDR2 1066MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB), which from what I have read I can get my FSB up to 533 instead of 400 now, I just need to set my memory to the correct speed. The weekend is here so I'll have to wait till 7PM when I get home from work to play around with this OC stuff. Well, more like 8PM since I'll stop at Microcenter and pick up a good CPU cooler to replace my stock one.