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Windows 7: is overclocking safe for my pc

20 Nov 2011   #31

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you will have to buy a used one
why would i have to
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21 Nov 2011   #32

 
 

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delta power switching power supply

ac input ac115/230v,50/6hz
5/2.5a 6/3a 8/4a
dc output +5v +12v -5v-12v +3.3 5vsb +5&+3.3v total
max-400atx 30a 15a 0.5a 0.8a 20a 2a 200w 400w
.max-500atx 35a 18a 0.5a 0.8a 24a 2a 250w 450w
max-550atx 40a 24a 0.5a 0.8a 26a 2a 285w 500w
It's an OEM/generic PSU all right. Looks like the same label goes on three different units.

If it's the 500W model, it should be this:
max-550atx 40a 24a 0.5a 0.8a 26a 2a 285w 500w

That gives you 24Amps on the 12v rail. Not a whole lot of wiggle room.

Something like the ATI 5770 or nvidia GTS 250 should run comfortably on that PSU. Neither require that much Amps or wattage.

If it was a newer, non-generic PSU I'd say you could get away with a gtx 460, but given it's age - it could be dicey.

The 5770/250 aren't powerhouses by any stretch of the imagination, but both are an improvement over your current card. I've seen them go from anywhere between $40-100+

Again, once you start adding a CPU, GPU or even PSU, even with deals; it can start adding up. It's also money that could be better spent elsewhere.


Start with finding a card like the 5770 or GTS 250
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21 Nov 2011   #33

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you will have to buy a used one
why would i have to
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Well surprise surprise surprise....Intel is so famous for dumping sockets I figured all the chips would be out of production.....I found this on the egg Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E6800 Wolfdale 3.33GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80571E6800 $99 firesale prices for Intel....It's a 6800 and that's not listed, might have to do a bios update....seems to overclock well too....
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21 Nov 2011   #34

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i unistalled the hdd and no sounds so it aint the fan ty god dont got to get a new one
it was for sure the hdd now i relocated the hdd within the case as well spotted the 2nd ide hookup 1st time in i was blind and didnt see it so i rigged it to work
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It's also money that could be better spent elsewhere.
so you think i should just build my own i found a great tut on it
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but i wont be able to start for some time im talking like mid summer even later maybe
i would be building Budget Gaming PC Build the 1st one on that page
buying one thing at a time tell i have it all then start the building
so should i just go with that or upgrade
are the specs on that build good
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22 Nov 2011   #35

 
 

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so you think i should just build my own
That's a personal choice. I would (and do) - but that does not mean I'd expect everyone else to.

Realistically, building a PC today is quite easy and there plenty of tutorials out there. But there is still plenty of risk involved if you 'get something wrong'. Read, read and then read some more.

If you're comfortable with the idea. go for it. If not...



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but i wont be able to start for some time im talking like mid summer even later maybe
Which kind of leaves you without anything to really play on in the meantime, thus defeating the purpose


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i would be building Budget Gaming PC Build the 1st one on that page
buying one thing at a time tell i have it all then start the building
so should i just go with that or upgrade
Again, entirely your choice. You could try your luck with a second hand card in your current machine and build the rest at your leisure.

Or if you could absorb the cost of both a new PSU + GPU at the same time, you could use those components with your current machine and transplant them over when the time is right.

So far I've pointed out what you could upgrade, but unless you plan to recycle/transplant parts - I'd leave it to a cheap 2nd hand card with your current machine.

(PSU's, GPU's, Hard drives can go from one build to another, so they're not a waste of money if used in your current machine)


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are the specs on that build good
They're decent-ish for the most part. The mobo seems okay, and the 955BE is a decent chip, with some nice OCing potential.

The GPU - depends on the size (resolution) of your screen. If it's anything highr than 1680x1050, then it might struggle a bit. It's not an "Ultra/maxxed" capable card, but should handle a fair bit of High here and there.

The Hard drive is middle of the road. Not bad, not great.

Unfortunately hard drive prices are ridiculously high at the moment. No-one knows for sure when the prices are going to start coming down.

The PSU is fine. The case is a personal choice. There's a few options around that price point.


Overall, It's still far better than your current (and the 360's) capabilities.



The way I see it, the bottom line is:

Improve game performance NOW, buy a better 2nd hand card and be done with it. No other upgrades.

If you can afford both card+PSU, buy both now, enjoy improvement now. Recyle into new build.

Want better performance, but can wait: Start with the heart - a new PSU. Then add a new card.

If the performance is still not enough with your current machine, progress to a new mobo/CPU/RAM/Case etc
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22 Nov 2011   #36

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that sounds great i think ill upgrade to a new PSU + GPU at the same time
thanks for all your help
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22 Nov 2011   #37

 
 

Good luck. We're here if you need help putting it together.
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23 Nov 2011   #38

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Which kind of leaves you without anything to really play on in the meantime, thus defeating the purpose
its going to be a minute anyways
before any upgrades get done but recycle/transplant parts is what ill do
i play cod waw for the pc and a handful of other pc games that will hold me over till i upgrade the psu & gpu
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you will have to buy a used one
why would i have to
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Well surprise surprise surprise....Intel is so famous for dumping sockets I figured all the chips would be out of production.....I found this on the egg Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E6800 Wolfdale 3.33GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80571E6800 $99 firesale prices for Intel....It's a 6800 and that's not listed, might have to do a bios update....seems to overclock well too....
Ivan the SoSo and a few others tell me that im going to need to update the cpu as well is this true i dont mind doing so
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Start with the heart - a new PSU
what kind of psu would i need to get
how many watts do you think i need ect.
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Good luck
thanks thats needed because this is really the 1st time on upgrading parts such as these if you knew what my older desktop specs was you would be asking how in gods name could you deal with it lol the ram on it was im thinking 120mb lol
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23 Nov 2011   #39

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If your going to keep the motherboard, the cpu mentioned is the best available....if the board can support it....as mentioned earlier, I wouldn't expect it to be available much longer.....However if your Windows 7 isn't a OEM I would look for a different board....

This sticky by Punkster gives the wattage's used by each card....and equally important what brands of power supply to avoid Planning to upgrade your Graphics Card? Read First... Don't believe what the manufacturer put on the box Here is a diablotech giving up the magic smoke at about HALF it's rated capacity Diablotek RPM-1050 1050W Review That is a very good site to check about PSU's....
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23 Nov 2011   #40

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

right now i cant just get a new cpu i dont got the money to do so
plus it could wait due to me being ok with what i got
i am able to play some R most games just fine search the web and download
and if my pc wont play it my 360 should
but i am thinking of starting a project this summer on building a pc
like i said i dont have the money to just get the cpu right now and upgrade times R hard
if i did i would have built my pc myself
smarteyeball says i could just upgrade the the psu & gpu on this pc and be fine
but you say as well as some others on different forums that i should upgrade my cpu as well
and i do believe if i upgrade that as well my pc would run the pcsx2 100x times better
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but all that will be a minute before i do it
the Budget Gaming PC Build on this page
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But just because it's cheap doesn't mean it lacks quality or high performance, and you will find it to be capable of playing all of the latest games now and into the near future. The amount of bang for your buck you get with this particular build is quite astounding, it could easily outperform many full-built computers that are twice the price
is that true
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