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Upgrading from a 8800GTS to a SuperClocked GTX 560

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March 7, 2011 11:37:46 AM

So I'm thinking of replacing my old 8800 GTS with an EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16. And here are my specs:

Processor - Intel Core 2 Quad-Core 2.4GHz
Motherboard - MSI P6N SLI Platinum NVIDIA nForce 650i
RAM - Patriot Extreme Performance 3GB DDR2 SDRAM
Power Supply - Antec True Power Trio 650W

Does everything look ok? I wanted to make sure there weren't any problems or bottlenecks in the system. Thanks.
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March 7, 2011 11:40:00 AM

If possible upgrade your RAM to 4GB DDR3 as that will boost your fps in games and overclock that cpu to 3.2ghz and you are fine
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March 7, 2011 12:05:53 PM

Ok, I'll consider upgrading my RAM as well. As for overclocking my CPU, do you think I should be able to get to 3.2GHz on stock cooling?
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March 7, 2011 2:33:34 PM

celpas said:
If possible upgrade your RAM to 4GB DDR3 as that will boost your fps in games and overclock that cpu to 3.2ghz and you are fine


It's a DDR2 motherboard....

As far as the CPU goes, you'll most likely have trouble getting to 3.2 GHz with the stock cooler, and even if you do, it'll be running VERY hot. I would pick up an aftermarket cooler, the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 is a cheap and effective solution. Outside of that, you should be fine, 650W should be more than enough to run the 560.
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March 7, 2011 5:52:48 PM

Sounds good, I may just give that cooler a try. Thanks for the input.
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March 7, 2011 6:36:52 PM

Monklypomp said:
Sounds good, I may just give that cooler a try. Thanks for the input.


No problem, glad I could help.
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