How can i overclock my Dual Core E5700

August 23, 2011 at 11:02:09
Specs: Windows XP
I wanna overclock my Dual Core E5700 and my motherboard GA-G41MT-S2P and i have 2GB DDR3 1333 Ram and i using Intel GMA X4500 for a while and my Hard Disk 500GB SATA2 can i overlock my CPU
and can i run GTA IV better on medium setting.

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#1
August 23, 2011 at 11:41:31
It certainly wouldn't hurt to overclock, but overclocking won't make up for the weak Intel onboard graphics. You need a gaming card.

Best Graphics Cards For The Money: August 2011


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#2
August 23, 2011 at 12:32:06
ok if i get Core 2 Duo E7500 and ATI HD 4670 512 DDR4 that's would do something, and another question my motherboard North Bridge: IntelĀ® G41 Express Chipset
South Bridge: IntelĀ® ICH7 can ATI HD 4670 512 DDR4 work??

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#3
August 23, 2011 at 18:31:48
You don't need a new CPU, you need a graphics card. And although the HD 4670 is a fairly decent card, it's getting a bit outdated. AMD/ATI has already gone thru the HD 5000 series & is into the HD 6000 series. Did you look at the link I posted?

BTW, DDR4 memory? Are you sure about that? GDDR5 or DDR5 is the way to go these days.


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#4
August 23, 2011 at 20:42:58
It depends on what you want and what you can afford. While the E7500 is a nice CPU and will overclock well on the G41, you NEED the quality graphics card more immediately. Overclocking your current CPU and getting a better graphics card makes more sense right now for more 'bang for the buck' and if you later still feel you want to upgrade the CPU, you can always do that later. This way you will be happier now and you still have the option later. If you purchased both but had to compromise more and therefore purchased an inferior graphics card to get the CPU, you would feel like you needed to use it after spending all of that money on the upgrade so you would be much longer before you could feel justified in spending on another one (probably close to another machine by then). Follow advice in #3 and step up a bit more on the GPU and wait and see on the CPU.

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#5
August 24, 2011 at 08:10:36
As for overclocking your current CPU, do you have any overclocking experience? The E5700 runs at 3.0GHz but it's "downfall" is the slow FSB of just 800MHz (200MHz frequency). Since you have DDR3-1333 RAM, what you should do is reclock the CPU to 1333MHz FSB. Just change the CPU clock settings from 15 x 200MHz to 9 x 333MHz, lock the PCIe bus at 100MHz, & make sure to maintain a FSB:DRAM frequency ratio of either 1:1 or 1:2. Just so you know, CPU at 1333MHz FSB (333MHz frequency) & RAM at 1333MHz DDR (667MHz frequency) = 1:2 ratio.

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