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Windows 7: Overclocking AMD Processor How? Is It Safe?

18 May 2014   #11

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

Because anybody has access to eBay and can list whatever they want at whatever ridiculous price they want.

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18 May 2014   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

I think you need to do some googling on computer parts and their uses :)

msi board mean nothing im affraid. msi is a brand and they make many of components.

your 2 main concerns with games when building a computer is the cpu and the graphic card (gpu). neither are "designed" to play certain games, the are just capable of doing so.

for a decent gaming setup you want a quad core minimum. most modern games have highly compressed audio that is normally allocated to 1 core, if you only have 2 youve halved your power.

next the graphics card, in simple terms, thw more you spend, the more you get and the better it is.

now if youre sat there with a budget monitor with a 1024x768 display you dont need a super fast high end gpu. but if 1080p is your goal you want something like a 750ti, 660ti, hd7870 or r7 260 minimim.

you mention capture card, so you intend to be the next pwediepie?!? then you need basically an even better system, if youre recording game content while playing then it needs added resources to handle that.
Nvidia cards have a feature called shadow play which can record the last 30mins of gameplay at the push of a button. which is a cool feature if youve just had a good game of cod ect.

your best bet is not to spend any money on this pc. its old, very old. nothing you buy will make it much better, as it will just move the problem to the next weakest link or bottleneck in pc terms.

use what I listed as a rough guide to the components you need. I build a few computers with thise components for people. people who are on a budget but still want a decent pc experience.

p.s dont get an xbox.. both current gen consoles are soooo bad. id be offended if modern games like watchdogs only plaued at 729p at 30fps.. my 4 year old backup pc in my shed is capable of that!!
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18 May 2014   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

The main reason is why I swapped the boards around is so I can at least get on the internet as I didn't trust the other board it kept breaking down and having issues first the on board then the slots (including the pci slots)

I did have a nivida 650TI Graphics Card which played games perfectly but only tested on newer machines so I might buy that.

What I might do is stick with this board for 6 months get A decent graphics/sound Card & HDD so everything is ready the as i'm currently using A IDE HDD.

I already have a low budget 420P Monitor been using the same monitor for 6 years now (Dell) so that should save some lag.

As for caption card you could say yes & no, Not exactly the next pewdiepie as i'm not him but I aim to be unique and I do you tube because I love gaming not because I want to be like pewdiepie

For the xbox I agree that's the whole reason why I moved to PC gaming but my whole problem is not finding a board that is reliable.

How did my
asus p8b75-m lx
Intel Penitum Sokcet 1155

Play games perfectly that was not the best processor but my first desktop a few years back. then again it was ddr3.

For a old computer the MSI board i'm using now seems to multi task good not sure about games yet but like you said probably won't play modern games.
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18 May 2014   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Would it be best to just sell this machine? then go without a computer for a few months till can get a decent board and cpu. selling it will help towards the money for a new build.

Be lucky to have $25 to my self this pay due to the high bills etc..
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18 May 2014   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

in all honesty youd probably only get $100 for your current pc if that.
older tech never holds its value very well. keep what you have for now and be happy with it till you can afford a new one :) theres plenty of classic games that you can enjoy that will run perfectly well.
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18 May 2014   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Sounds great I guess
Also need to think what I can do for the channel now :/

Thanks all for the help

I mark this as solved.
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18 May 2014   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Since the socket type I 2004 i looked it up an there are some alright games back then
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18 May 2014   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I just tried to run Need For Speed World and it plays it fine

That's only with 1gb of ram installed..
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09 Jun 2014   #19

windows 7 ultimate,windows 8 pro

just a tip if it hasn't been said or you dont know if your running amd use amd overdrive its a good way to get more power and you can watch temps and stuff there aswell
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09 Jun 2014   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Nevermind now

Decided to get a newer ddr2 refurbished board for only $20 it has been refurbished by the manufacturer which is msi themselves

So now I am now running with Intel Pentium D 3ghz what games could I play when a get a proper graphics card?
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