Re: Overclocking Phenom II 970 x4
I just overclocked my 970 to 4.2 ghz this morning actually. I use a water cooling setup and I know I can get higher speeds out of it once I take some more time to actually pay attention and play with my settings. Asus also has a nice gpu tweaker with the ai suite designed for asus mobos. overclocking will depend in a large part which mobo you have. I just upgraded to a crosshair v formula. If overclocking isnt you thing, then like Ihuser said, purchase a higher end GPU like the Radeon 7770. I use a HD 4870 X2 which seems to just fine for me.
Also, I am a computer engineering major currently and you WILL learn programming in this major. I am currently learning java and c++. Yes you will build,config, and repair computers but the major focuses more on developing hardware and you can specialize in MANY things IE: robotics, nanotech. Think of it like this, computer engineers learn programming but focus on the hardware side of things, and computer science majors focus on programming but many only get a basic understanding of he hardware side of things.
ROG Crosshair V Formula | AMD Phenom II X4 970BE @ 4.2GHz | 8GB(2 x 4GB) G.Skill Ripjawz | ATI Radeon HD 4870X2 | Win 7 64Bit | HAF 912 w/ custom water cooling