Originally Posted by jarlmaster47
Yeah x8 just isn't quite up to par. They may make a board that has 3 x16 pci-e slots but idk. Wolvarine I looked at ur comp's specs and noticed ur gpu. I have a 3850 agp that is running core at 720! I think you can further overclock ur 4850 to probably about 750 or 760 core.
I used to flash the bios on my 4850 and overclock it but when I installed windows7 it wouldn't recognize my card unless I had the stock bios, so I switched it back and haven't messed with it much since, I haven't been gaming that much lately either and even when I did I wasn't seeing very big differences in FPS from the gpu overclocks compared to cpu overclocks so I just set it at stock and bumped the memory clock up and concentrated on getting my Q6600 to 3.0ghz...
gpu clocks would only really matter with comparable gpus anyway, the differences in our two cards make the gpu clock difference pretty much irrelevant, I've actually been looking for a good AGP card like a 3850 or 3870 for an older system I have with AGP and PCI-E because the PCI-E only runs at x4...