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Windows 7: Overclocking - Does it matter about graphics

13 Apr 2010   #1
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 
Overclocking - Does it matter about graphics

Hey peeps,

I am building a 'fun' pc for my next project. By 'fun' i mean it for browsing, oc'ing, customising and playing videos/movies but not games.

Now i was looking at graphics cards and thought to myself, does it really matter what graphics i use, even though i only want to oc the CPU?

Thanks
Lucky


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13 Apr 2010   #2
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luckystar View Post
Hey peeps,

I am building a 'fun' pc for my next project. By 'fun' i mean it for browsing, oc'ing, customising and playing videos/movies but not games.

Now i was looking at graphics cards and thought to myself, does it really matter what graphics i use, even though i only want to oc the CPU?

Thanks
Lucky
Mainly for games, video editing, graphic design/CAD, and using as an HTPC to stream HD to multiple extenders.
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13 Apr 2010   #3
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luckystar View Post
Hey peeps,

I am building a 'fun' pc for my next project. By 'fun' i mean it for browsing, oc'ing, customising and playing videos/movies but not games.

Now i was looking at graphics cards and thought to myself, does it really matter what graphics i use, even though i only want to oc the CPU?

Thanks
Lucky
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It's early in the game, but web browsers are eventually going to take advantage of 3D hardware acceleration.
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13 Apr 2010   #4
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luckystar View Post
Hey peeps,

I am building a 'fun' pc for my next project. By 'fun' i mean it for browsing, oc'ing, customising and playing videos/movies but not games.

Now i was looking at graphics cards and thought to myself, does it really matter what graphics i use, even though i only want to oc the CPU?

Thanks
Lucky
Buy the best graphics card you can afford. That way, its' useful life is longer as the graphics applications that use it improve in quality.
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13 Apr 2010   #5
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

I'd suggest just getting a $100 9600 GT. Not only will it play almost any game out today, but it'll allow you to stream videos and all that. You could go with an 8000 series if you wanted to save money or even a nice motherboard with a good oboard video card. Of course the equivalent in ATI will work as well.

Example of Mothboard w/ decent integrated gfx: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813141015
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14 Apr 2010   #6
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 
Mistaken origianl post

I think you have all mistaken my post, but then it may just be a 'blonde' question.

Let me re-phrase my question, I want to overclock this new PC, It will have a C2D E8400 (I was told the best one for OC'ing). 4 GB of OCZ Reaper HPC and will be nestled on a ASUS P5E Deluxe.

When i was looking at graphics, i was thinking of a HD4770 or a HD4830. But what i am asking is will either of those cards cause any types of bootlenecks or limitations when OC'ing the CPU and RAM.

Here is a run down of what the PC will be used for:

There is no gaming involved for this PC, I already have one, read my system specs below. This new build is purely for 'fun'; browsing (Seven Forums, Facebook, Email and general research); OC'ing CPU and RAM (Graphics OC'ing can wait for now (To learn the basics and to get the hang of it all)); watching films and videos (If i want to watch in the front room on the big telly then i will connect the PC to the TV by wired means, as the case is only a little standard ATX case). This means there is no need for X-Fire (Until the cards above come right down in price)
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14 Apr 2010   #7
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
I'd suggest just getting a $100 9600 GT. Not only will it play almost any game out today, but it'll allow you to stream videos and all that. You could go with an 8000 series if you wanted to save money or even a nice motherboard with a good oboard video card. Of course the equivalent in ATI will work as well.

Example of Mothboard w/ decent integrated gfx: Newegg.com - XFX MI93007 AS9 LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 9300 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
You are on the right lines of what i am thinking, but i am going with an ASUS board.
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14 Apr 2010   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luckystar View Post
I think you have all mistaken my post, but then it may just be a 'blonde' question.

Let me re-phrase my question, I want to overclock this new PC, It will have a C2D E8400 (I was told the best one for OC'ing). 4 GB of OCZ Reaper HPC and will be nestled on a ASUS P5E Deluxe.

When i was looking at graphics, i was thinking of a HD4770 or a HD4830. But what i am asking is will either of those cards cause any types of bootlenecks or limitations when OC'ing the CPU and RAM.

Here is a run down of what the PC will be used for:

There is no gaming involved for this PC, I already have one, read my system specs below. This new build is purely for 'fun'; browsing (Seven Forums, Facebook, Email and general research); OC'ing CPU and RAM (Graphics OC'ing can wait for now (To learn the basics and to get the hang of it all)); watching films and videos (If i want to watch in the front room on the big telly then i will connect the PC to the TV by wired means, as the case is only a little standard ATX case). This means there is no need for X-Fire (Until the cards above come right down in price)
Actually the E8600 is the best dual core for overclocking but the E8400 is a close second. It won't help with watching movies but there are many other tasks that will occur just a bit faster if your processer is running at 4.0GHz compaired to 3.0GHz. Not a big difference unless you are gaming and if it's not completely stable you will end up hurting performance and crashes will also occur.

As for overclocking memory, it's highly over rated for any real world type of performance increase and pretty much isn't worth the effort. If you want faster memory just buy the faster type of memory and be sure and use the proper divider for the FSB being used. Fast DDR2 memory would be PC2 9600 like I'm running at 1200MHz, very stable and fast.
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14 Apr 2010   #9
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If no gaming, then get the cheapest HDCP compliant card you can get. Being concerned about bottlenecks [cpu or gpu] is when you are gaming and are looking for the highest fps.

Look at this: http://www.sevenforums.com/chillout-...tem-build.html

No bleeding edge videocard here either...
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15 Apr 2010   #10
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Quote:
Actually the E8600 is the best dual core for overclocking but the E8400 is a close second. It won't help with watching movies but there are many other tasks that will occur just a bit faster if your processer is running at 4.0GHz compaired to 3.0GHz. Not a big difference unless you are gaming and if it's not completely stable you will end up hurting performance and crashes will also occur.

As for overclocking memory, it's highly over rated for any real world type of performance increase and pretty much isn't worth the effort. If you want faster memory just buy the faster type of memory and be sure and use the proper divider for the FSB being used. Fast DDR2 memory would be PC2 9600 like I'm running at 1200MHz, very stable and fast.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
If no gaming, then get the cheapest HDCP compliant card you can get. Being concerned about bottlenecks [cpu or gpu] is when you are gaming and are looking for the highest fps.

Look at this: http://www.sevenforums.com/chillout-...tem-build.html

No bleeding edge videocard here either...
Thanks guys for your help, you have now sorted my issue.

mpcrsc562, I will just get the HD4830 in that case. I was not sure about bottlenecking and whether it was an issue as i have only built two systems so far, one below and one for my mum and both are used for gaming (Yes my mum is a silver-surfer and a gamer, even if it is only basic games).

One thing though, Chevy64, You say a Dual Core would be no good for Movies. Could you please explain as to why?
I will only be using for downloaded films from Itunes and playing DVD's, don't own any HD films as yet.

Lucky
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