Just finished my first build and first overclock. Here's my build: (1). Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz (2). GIGABYTE ep45 ud3p (3). OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) (4).SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 (5).ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120 cpu cooler (6). CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V power supply (7). Antec p182 case (8). Western digital caviar 640gb hdd (9).Vista Ultimate 64 bit (10). LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST: Excellent support and advice from all u guys
thank you :happy:
OK , here's how it all came together.... first I ordered my mobo , cpu ,hdd,O.S., cpu cooler , vid card , and thermal paste from New*** . (found deals on other stuff elsewhere). Well , I ordered just after Christmas and the weather was pretty bad , so it took longer than expected for everything to arrive. When it got here , (approx. $740 worth) it was in a ridiculously small box, and looked like it was kicked all the way to my door. Upon opening it , noticed that the motherboard box was pressed against the side of the box that was most damaged!
The cpu coolers packaging was badly damaged and the fins are bent!!!This stuff isn't even packed in peanuts, just brown paper covering the top!! So I contacted Newe** , told them about the packing prob. and they said they would do whatever to rectify the situation. So anyway , to make a long story short , I became impatient and went ahead with the build , and had minimum problems thanks to YOU GUYS!!!!
Anyway , blah blah ... here are my settings and temps. I would like to prove my temps , O.C. , etc. , but I can't figure out how to add images. Can someone please tell me how? thanks. (1). e8400 @ 4.23 (470x9) (2). PCIE freq. 100 mhz. (3).Sys memory multiplier 2.00(B) (4). RAM @ 5-5-5-15 (5).Vcore 1.3875 V (6). perf. enhance (standard) (this is MIT Intelligent Tweaker) (7). I'm getting temps of 30-31 idle and 48-50 under load(ran prime95 for 10 hrs.)
(8). Vid card is OC'ed as well. I used ATI'S Overdrive utility to get a stable GPU clock of 690mhz and a memory clock of 1190mhz.
One question: I ran the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. CLEAR SKY benchmark and scored 6359. I think I can do better. How can I maximize fps? Should I get another radeon hd 4830 and crossfire? Any other suggestions to maximize performance? I've tried fine-tuning the gpu with minimum benefit. Oh , yeah , how do I make a nice , clean thread like u guys?