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Intel [email protected] & HD4870 512mb DDR5

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alain3x

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montreal, QC, CA
Hello, I just bought a HP Pavilion pc with the following specs:

cpu: [email protected]
RAM: 4g DDR2
hard drive: 500g
OS: Windows 7
Motherboard: crapy hp motherboard

I added a 600w power supply So I could install an ATI Hd4870 512mg DDR5. It works well but I am woundering if my cpu (Stock E5200) is limiting the potential of my video card for Gaming. I would like to overclock it but I need a new motherboard for that. Can you awnser my question: Should I overclock my cpu? Is my cpu handicaping my gpu?

Thank you!
 

Bobnova

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May 10, 2009
Yes, how much it is depends on the resolution you game at.
The lower the res, the worse the CPU bottleneck.
 

Lavacon

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With a single 4870 in that box you could get away with bringing it up around 3-3.2ghz on stock voltage and give that card plenty of room to breathe. Luckily, if you did go out for a new mobo, it wouldn't be very costly.
 

Lavacon

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I think you might be better served on that board with the clock down to 3.5ghz so you can tone the voltage down a bit.
 

Bobnova

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May 10, 2009
1.54vcore is rather of a lot for a 45nm CPU. I'd try to get it under 1.45 at most, personally.
What're the load temps?
 

qisoed

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Oct 17, 2009
Get under 1,5v for safety and beside that, have U try stability test with p95 or OCCT, If U have then its good but still get below 1,5v to let your processor live longer, if U haven't that is worst coz if your system unstable, it is like a time bomb that can die at anytime on its own