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USING COMPUTER TO FULL POTENTIAL


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#1 Nites2k

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:19 PM

I upgraded my PC to:

  • A Seagate 300GB SATA HD (dnt have spec name)
  • SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
  • ASRock AOD790GX/128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX ATX AMD Motherboard
  • AMD HDX920XCGIBOX Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz Cache 8MB AM2+ 125W Processo
  • VisionTek 900202 Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire
  • Crucial (2x) 2GB 240-Pin DDR2
  • COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-650-PCAR 650W ATX
I was just wondering if theres settings that can be changed or things overclocked, in order to fully unlock the full potential of my PC. I was considering adding 2 more GBs with a total of 6 GBs but I am running on XP PRO (32) and I am unsure if it really makes a difference. Also I am running my OS on my smaller and older Seagate 300GB HD instead of my new Samsung 1TB, though most of my things are on the TB. Would the computer run faster if was running windows off the TB and having that as the primary drive?

I also heard of a /3GB switch on bootup could that help my comp too?

THANKS IN ADVANCE, ANY ADVICE IS APPRECIATED

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 01:01 AM

Well I dont think you really need to overclock anything unless you are into gaming and really want to squeeze out an extra couple FPS. Any 32 bit operating system will not use more than like 3.2 GB of memory, you will have to upgrade to a 64 bit version. Most new motherboards come with real easy overclocking features, usually in the BIOS settings. but just remember that overclocking your computer causes stress on components and can cause them to fail and void warranties. If you do decide to overclock i would invest in some better cooling also. No I do not think that your computer would run faster if it was off of the TB hard drive, unless you are using an old PATA drive, which you are not.
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