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#1 AlexSmithFanning

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 01:01 AM

I want to overclock my computer really badly so I can play games, but have ZERO overclocking experience. I don't even know what info to provide! And is it possible to overclock RAM (Stupid question, just asking)?

 

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Gateway DX4200 with an AMD Phenom 9150e Quad-Core Processor 64-Bit. I am most afraid of over overclocking it and messing something up. Any info is helpful! I can also post a Speccy report if needed. And as I do not have internet on the Gateway I can not post a Speccy "snapshot" but can make it into an xml or text file if needed!


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 01:38 AM

Hi, overclocking your CPU to boost performance in games is not the right way to go, as upgrading the graphics card would be better as you will see a significant increase in performance.


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 02:12 AM

So, would overclocking the GPU help?


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 02:13 AM

So, would overclocking the GPU help?

Yes it would help a bit but you will not be seeing large performance increase.


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 02:17 AM

Just want to clarify something, how much of an increase? Like i play Minecraft a lot, how many FPS would it boost?  


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 03:00 AM

Just want to clarify something, how much of an increase? Like i play Minecraft a lot, how many FPS would it boost?  

The increase in FPS would be dependent on how far you can overclock the graphics card but also remember that with any sort of overclocking, the heat will increase and a higher power consumption.


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 02:13 PM

Power is a zero issue, and since I have a lot of extra fans laying around (find computers at dumps, computer places, etc) is that what I should do?


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:09 PM

Power is a zero issue, and since I have a lot of extra fans laying around (find computers at dumps, computer places, etc) is that what I should do?

Unfortunately it is not that simple by just adding fans to the system as you need a dedicated cooling solution for the graphics card but based on the age of the card you have, it is possible. Your best bet is to upgrade your graphics card to a newer low end card that does not require extra power requirements and that can play Mine craft easily.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:35 PM

If you have the stock card in there (AMD HD 3450) you really wont see much of an increase at all, using a 1080P monitor you may see a 5-10% increase (running normally at 30FPS this means you would jump to a spectacular 31-33FPS) I would reason a guess that you are running below 30 if you want to increase the FPS specifically so I would say go with Killer's suggestion and get a newer card



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:20 PM

Well, I can't afford a newer card but I know a friend that has stockpiles of computer stuff. Might be able to find something there. Yes it is the stock video card, unfortunately.  :ranting:


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:09 PM

Well, I can't afford a newer card but I know a friend that has stockpiles of computer stuff. Might be able to find something there. Yes it is the stock video card, unfortunately.  :ranting:

Also don't forget about the power supply limit as it is only 300W if you do find a decent graphics card from your friend.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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