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Old 03-08-2012, 12:54 PM   #1
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Guys..I have an Intel d945gccr mobo which runs my core2duo 1.8ghz

I have a few questions....

1. The motherboard has an onboard graphics chipset - Intel gma 950 (256mb)....so would i need a new card? I asked around, and i am getting a 1gb card in 2k approx...

2. My mobo has pci express 3.0 slot...so would it support a ddr3 video card?

3. I am not a gamer...so should i be buying a video card at all? I am asking this since my current config is good enough for the xp and MINT graphics(The desktop themes)....

4. I tried overclocking with clockgen....it works...but when i restart the pc, the settings are back to default...i tried the notepad technique...but it doesnt work....could anyone please suggest any other way??

Any help would greatly be appreciated...

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Old 03-08-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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This card should do you good:
Newegg.ca - EVGA 01G-P3-1526-KR GeForce GT 520 (Fermi) 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

PCI-E 3.0 doesn't mean you can have DDR3 video card memory. It's just for more bandwith compared to previous models. You can have GDDR5 on a PCI-E 1.0 if you ever wished.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:40 PM   #3
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That is the card i was talking about.....

could you tell me how to save clockgen settings...????? Please...i am desperate for that!! It is very irritating to constantly keep cchanging the settings on every boot!!

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always best to just ues the bios to overclock CPU.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:48 PM   #5
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Erm, he's using it for the GPU and I don't know Clockgen, so that I can't really help you on that one I'm afraid
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then i will wish him luck. because Clockgen is a CPU overclocking tool.
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@Echo, my mobo does not show any option to change the FSB multiplier///

@Ihuser....I am using it for the cpu....not the gpu....clockgen supports only cpu...
It is pretty irritating because you have to overclock it every time you boot...

I read an article....about saving the settings in a .ini file, and adding it to the clockgen shortcut path and then adding the shortcut itself to the startup folder....have any of u tried that????
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some motherboards does not have support for overclocking.
can you see any increase in performance when you use the clockgen program?
use CPU-Z and see if your CPU really does increase when you use the program.
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Yes...!!! IT DOES!! CPU-Z shows increase in the fsb and the clock rate....it is just that the settings cannot be saved.....

And the performance increases too...!!!

But i guess i will just have to keep changing the setting on every boot up :@

Is there no way whatsoever to overclock an intel mobo?? I am talking about the intel d945gccr...so its an older mobo...
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if hitting the "apply at startup" button does not work, then i don't know.
you could just use sleepmode instead of shutting the computer down.
i always use sleepmode. it is just so easy to hit my keyboard and then 5 sec later i am ready to use my PC.
sleep mode does not use much power.
you do need to restart it once in while to avoid crashes.
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