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Old 11-10-2006, 12:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Buying a new PC - Any tips for imp performance

Hi,
Im buying a pc with the following specs:

Intel D945 DDR2-667mhz, GB LAN, USB2, SATA, PCI-X, RAID
Intel Pentium D 3.4ghz 2x 2M cache, 800FSB, LGA 775, Dual Core
1024mb DDR2 667mhz ram
nVidia 7600 GS 256mb DDR3 PCI Express, Dual DVI, TV-Out
Seagate 160gb SATA2 Hard Drive 7200RPM

Overall this system was relatively cheap and it appears to be pretty impressive for gaming as thats its primary purpose, now.. i know pentium D arnt the best choice for gaming, so i suppose this post is more asking how to optimize my pentium D to get max Gaming performance out of it.

A friend said to overclock the CPU to 4.0GHz - is that the best idea? and if so, how do i go about overclocking the CPU and should i buy a new cpu fan or can the standard intel one supplied with pentium D's keep up with the heat?

Also, if there is anything else in that spec list that anyone can think i should probably overclock please mention / explain would be appreciated :-)

Im idealing aiming for max performence on games like Battlefield 2, Counter-Strike Source, Doom 3 etc.. so not old games.
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Old 11-10-2006, 12:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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even though it is a p4 setup it really isnt to shabby honestly i would go core 2 e6300 but none the less tha is a decent setup
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I would say. ditch the pentium d and upgrade the build to a e6300. I think you can do that can't you?
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change to a better board (p35-ds3l) and some sort of Core 2 Duo like an e2180 or e4400
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