Now my computer has had a lot of problems, CMOS batteries that would not register unless I reset setting in BIOS (Only way to turn on my PC sometimes), having to hit the power button 20 times to dispel electricity, freezes, occasional blue screen ect. ect.
I think that's more of a issue then the hardware being old. Sounds like the motherboard is going out. Frankly not surprised since it's both Foxconn (not exactly the highest quality of boards) and the hard to stabilize 1366 platform. The chipset has so many functions and is so complex that many manufactures have a hard time keeping them stable. Even high grade manufactures like ASUS or Gigabyte have a hard time and usually take a few months after release to release a BIOS that makes their boards stable.
Try a BIOS updated, and maybe a New BIOS battery.
Intel Core I7 920 @ 2.67GHz
AMD Radeon HD 5800 Series
Foxconn BloodRage GTI LGA 1366 Intel Motherboard
2 x seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 500 GB Hard Drives
AMD Radeon HD 5800 Series
Mushkin Advanced 6Gb (3x2gb) DDR3 RAM
Corsair Bronze CMPSU-750TX 750 Watt Psu
All wrapped up in a cooler Master Haf 932
That CPU is actually AMAZING for overclocking. Would seriously take one of those stable at 4.5 or 5Ghz over my current CPU at stock. I had one for a while, but I got a really bad chip and it was on a board not necessarily designed for overclocking.... didn't go well.
What'd I do (if you can get your board stable)-
1- By a 4GB stick to replace one of the 2GB sticks getting 8Gb of total RAM. Maybe buy two 4GB sticks for 45$ and have 10GB total (DDR3 is cheap right now).
2- See if the CPU cooler has any headroom, if not buy one of the Crosair 60$ 120mm all-in-one liquid coolers, and then OC the crap out of the CPU.
3- Buy a beefy GPU. Thinking Nvidia GTX 970, AMD R9 390 or AMD R9 390X.
Buying a cheap 120GB or 240GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD would also be nice. Wouldn't effect FPS much in games, but it definitely improves your general PC quality of life. Once you go SSD as your C drive you don't go back. Hard disck storage is also pretty cheap. A 1TB drive is 55$ and a 4TB is 135$. So if you think you'd use the additional storage that's something you might want to do.
Wanted to add that CPU OC'ed to 5Ghz creams my 4690K at stock 3.5 Ghz. Seriously, real good OC CPU if you can cool it and have a stable board that can handle that.
Edited by SEANIA, 15 October 2015 - 12:58 PM.
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