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What should i Overclock?

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
July 29, 2011 10:19:09 PM

What should I overclock? Processor/ram/videocard? What 1 of these would be first to cause a bottleneck? Geared more toward gaming. (Battlefield 2142) Thank you in advanced ;) 

AMD athlon II x2 240 2.80 ghz
2 Kingston 1 gig DDR2 pc-5200 333mhz 5-5-5-15-20 2T
Sapphire HD 5770 850/1200

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a b K Overclocking
July 29, 2011 11:52:15 PM

Overclock your 5770 using MSI After Burner. If you notice artifacts in your games, lower the overclock.
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July 30, 2011 12:00:24 AM

ok, core or mem? And thanks for the reply.
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August 2, 2011 1:04:20 PM

Overclock you Cpu too! that thing is your biggest bottleneck. what res. do you play at ?
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August 3, 2011 3:26:00 PM

I was thinking it was my cpu :)  I was playing at 1280x1020 or whatever. now im playing at 1600x1400. No change in fps when I switched. ;)  So from what i understand, if theres no change in fps, then its more than likly my cpu?
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a b K Overclocking
August 4, 2011 10:53:30 PM

You should be able to update to a phenom ii x2 555 for around $80 perhaps and try to unlock it to quad core. If you can, the Phenom II x 955 can be had for around $120 alone. No guarantee but it's good performance already so it's not a big deal. When i overclock with MSI Afterburner I push everything up by small increments. I think core clock gives the most gain. Hope this helps you.
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a b K Overclocking
August 4, 2011 11:29:50 PM

if your running win vista or win 7, upgrade your ram to 4gb. Im not sure if you can unlock a cpu core with your current cpu? your motherboard must support this feature. I think you should concentrate on the cpu as its your main bottleneck.
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August 8, 2011 11:12:30 AM

Thanks for the info. I'll look into those processors with a mobo which can unlock the core. My current mobo does not. Whats an ok motherboard to unlock these cores with? I'm running win xp so I think I may be good on my ram.
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