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Old 11-04-2013, 09:03 AM   #1
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Hey guys, just got my new MOBO and case in today, and I got a Corsair H60 water cooler for the cpu, the motherboard is the ASRock G31M-GS R2.0, and I just want to know where I should OC my CPU to. Thanks!
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Hey guys, just got my new MOBO and case in today, and I got a Corsair H60 water cooler for the cpu, the motherboard is the ASRock G31M-GS R2.0, and I just want to know where I should OC my CPU to. Thanks!
Btw guys, I'm running Arma II now at 62 FPS average compared to 12 FPS average with the Pentium D 915
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:27 PM   #3
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Well its 3GHz so I'd go in small increments and see how it goes, If you need info on your CPU ARK | Intel® Core, You could also try using Intel's Extreme Tuning tool Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU)
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You bought all that crap for a core2duo cpu?

All you're going to do if you kick the multiplier up is degrade the chip and shorten the life.
Besides why did you buy a cpu chip who's entire family has been EOL-ed?
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For the price of the H60, you could have bought a Intel i5 Grade or maybe even better CPU (Depends on your country). My suggestion is to return the CPU and H60 if possible and buy a decent i5 CPU (Like Intel® Core™ i5-4440). Or even just pay some more and go for i7. But If you are gaming, i5 should be no problem for you. Also one more thing, did you think about getting a AMD CPU? Currently it's cheaper and If you are not a Intel fanboy, It wouldn't be a bad choice.
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For the price of the H60, you could have bought a Intel i5 Grade or maybe even better CPU (Depends on your country). My suggestion is to return the CPU and H60 if possible and buy a decent i5 CPU (Like Intel® Core™ i5-4440). Or even just pay some more and go for i7. But If you are gaming, i5 should be no problem for you. Also one more thing, did you think about getting a AMD CPU? Currently it's cheaper and If you are not a Intel fanboy, It wouldn't be a bad choice.
In order to go upgrade to an Intel i5/i7 CPU he'd need to get a new motherboard as the ASRock G31M doesn't support those CPU's ASRock > G31M-GS R2.0.
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Ok I just realized what he put in that "rig", I'm sorry, but making such computer in 2013... No, just, no.
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Ok I just realized what he put in that "rig", I'm sorry, but making such computer in 2013... No, just, no.
Sorry, I can't justify putting a $300 mobo CPU combo in a PC. It's ridiculous. The Core 2 Quad out performs the i5-3570K, so why go that route?! And the H60 was refurbished and costed me $40. And what's sad is, most 6 and 4 core AMD CPUs won't match the performance of the E8400, so go figure
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You bought all that crap for a core2duo cpu?

All you're going to do if you kick the multiplier up is degrade the chip and shorten the life.
Besides why did you buy a cpu chip who's entire family has been EOL-ed?
No, I'm buying another mobo for my brother and I'm putting the 8400 in his, and I'm buying a q9450
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Sorry, I can't justify putting a $300 mobo CPU combo in a PC. It's ridiculous. The Core 2 Quad out performs the i5-3570K, so why go that route?! And the H60 was refurbished and costed me $40. And what's sad is, most 6 and 4 core AMD CPUs won't match the performance of the E8400, so go figure
You are making non future-proof computer. If you would like to upgrade later on (2-3 years later), you probably wont be able to. Why are you buying such old parts? I mean. Most todays motherboards (Probably all of them) are based on LGA 1155, 2011, ex... You are buying Mobo with socket from 2004! I don't judge you, but my question is Why?
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