Solved How do I overclock this cpu to play bf3

October 3, 2012 at 14:35:09
Specs: Windows 7
overclocking 64 amd athlon am2 6000+. System specs: mobo- manuf - MSI
Motherboard - MS-7250
MSI K9N Platinum (MS-7250)
socket am2 (940)

4gb ddr2 800 RAM, gfx card - nvidia gtx 560


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November 22, 2012 at 05:48:22
That older 6000+ severely bottlenecks your NV 560 card. Even the lowly Athlon X2 265 listed in the techspot report is a fair a bit faster than your 6000+. Time for a new motherboard + processor. You can get an AM3+/4100-6100/new mainboard combo pretty cheap. Heck even an Athlon 635/640 Propus (i have one in my second system) you can get on FSFT forums for $50.00 will eat that 6000+ alive. I hate to say it but you are really holding that video card back with that processor you have. For BF3 to play decently you will need a new mainboard and processor. Looking at the CPU support list for your board ... it's not going to work well with a game like BF3. Unless you use low settings and 1440x900 res.


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October 3, 2012 at 16:59:01
I see no reason why your system can't handle BF3 as it is. The CPU exceeds the mininum requirement, the RAM & video card meet the recommended requirements.

http://bf3blog.com/battlefield-3-sy...

Which 6000+ do you have? The 3.0GHz/125W Windsor, or the 3.0GHz (or 3.1GHz)/89W Brisbane?


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#2
October 4, 2012 at 00:37:52
Battlefield 3 CPU Scaling and Performance
http://www.techspot.com/review/458-...

U are gonna be fine with high settings.

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#3
October 5, 2012 at 06:50:00
I have a brisbane chip. The problem is I get a type of refresh lag, but the actual speed is fine, just the strobe effect. I am thinking it might be the cpu that is causing a bottleneck in the system. I also notice in task manager that my cpu is running 100% whilst playing, and only sometimes drops to 98%.

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#4
October 5, 2012 at 07:45:37
I also notice in task manager that my cpu is running 100% whilst playing, and only sometimes drops to 98%.
Did u check dual core CPU usage from the link i posted?

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#5
October 5, 2012 at 08:22:58
Yes I did. I see it generally runs 100%. Could that be my problem?

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#6
October 5, 2012 at 10:59:04
How many processes are running? How many are actually necessary? Which anti-virus program are you using?

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#7
October 9, 2012 at 15:30:57
44 processes are running, most of them are necessary I guess. I am using Norton 360

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#8
November 22, 2012 at 05:48:22
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That older 6000+ severely bottlenecks your NV 560 card. Even the lowly Athlon X2 265 listed in the techspot report is a fair a bit faster than your 6000+. Time for a new motherboard + processor. You can get an AM3+/4100-6100/new mainboard combo pretty cheap. Heck even an Athlon 635/640 Propus (i have one in my second system) you can get on FSFT forums for $50.00 will eat that 6000+ alive. I hate to say it but you are really holding that video card back with that processor you have. For BF3 to play decently you will need a new mainboard and processor. Looking at the CPU support list for your board ... it's not going to work well with a game like BF3. Unless you use low settings and 1440x900 res.

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#9
November 22, 2012 at 12:15:14
Thanks so much. I am truly grateful for your help and support. Will rework my budget to do upgrade before end of January.

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#10
November 24, 2012 at 17:39:03
While I agree the CPU may bottleneck your graphics somewhat, I don't believe that's your problem. Start by getting rid of that POS Norton 360 software & disable any unnecessary startup apps. I try to keep my system as lean as possible - I only have 32 processes running.

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#11
November 26, 2012 at 11:25:24
Start by getting rid of that POS Norton 360 software & disable any unnecessary startup apps.

When I play online I disable Norton 360 completely, even the updates and pulse updates, so that can't be a factor. I will have to look into the other programs that's running in the background, but stuff like "plug-in-container for firefox" and "flashplayer" and "battlelog-web-plugins" still need to run to use battlelog.


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