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OC my quad to 3.6Ghz?
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Im running God of War 2 on 2.5ghz quad core OCed to 3.0ghz. and i usually get fps of around 50 -55 but on really demanding stages, it drops to a mere 30 fps. So i was just wondering if its worth pushing it to 3.6ghz. Will i get better fps? Is it better to buy a 3.0ghz quad and OC it to 3.6? any help would greatly be appreciated Happy

PS: I love quad cores Tongue
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how far you can overclock depends a lot of the cooling solution you are using, your motherboard (and the functions it offers for overclocking like raising voltage etc) and the "built quality" (is this the correct word, dont know...) of your cpu.

try to overclock stepwise, not to much change of fsb, voltage or whatever in one step, try just little steps and always check if your system is still stable.

yeah, i love quadcores too, but they dont give any boost for pcsx2 at all, cause it only can use 2 cores as of now.
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currently im still learning to oc well. my mobo has a fsb setting of 133 - 500 Mhz. Its currently set to 400mhz. for some reason i cant go past that without my mobo not detecting my hard drive. therefore i cant boot into windows Glare
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You should really look up some overclocking guide for your particular motherboard or cpu. Use them as a reference. From the looks of it, you are not setting the voltages correctly (you have to fiddle around with that for your particular setup). Some voltage settings are ok to leave on auto, while others aren't.
Like Cyphox said, you'll also need a good cooler if you want to overclock. To push a quadcore to 3.6 would mean paying $40+ on an aftermarket cooler.
Last, but not least, the power supply. Is it more than enough to power your entire system or just the right amount? Remember, overclocking will also increase power requirements.
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no matter what i do, i just cant get my fsb to go over 400 mhz. ive tried cpu voltages, memory voltages, north and south bridge voltages. it just wont go over 400. Sad I have given up on this processor. Ill just have to get one with a higher multiplier to start with. I have my eyes on this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6819115130 . I hope that will at least get me steady 50 - 60 fps
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#6
Get the Q9550 instead, it overclocks just as well as the Q9650. Also, the 400 FSB limit might be overcome if you change cpu ppl by just a tiny bit (+/- 0.08v), this is the thing that helps your CPU stay in sync with your memory. Also, if you increase FSB, its best to underclock your RAM/DIMM to the lowest frequency (so you don't experience RAM instability when OCing).

On a side note, w/ the cost of that Q9650, I'd get i7 930 for 199.99 and a ASUS P6X58D-E for around 150-200 and OC it to 4.0Ghz easy on aftermarket air cooling.
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(09-19-2010, 05:51 AM)frosty5689 Wrote: Get the Q9550 instead, it overclocks just as well as the Q9650.
Yes it overclocks as well but pcsx2 is like an ever hungry beast for cpu performance. Still regarding my efforts of not being able to pass the 400 fsb mark. I can only go by this:

Q9650 = 9x multiplier (cpu speed = 9x400 = 3.6Ghz)
Q9550 = 8.5x multiplier (cpu speed = 8.5x400 = 3.4Ghz)

i know its just a .2 ghz increase in performance but i just cant take the chance. currently im running at 3.0ghz and pcsx2 still lags a lot. i want every ounce of performance i can get even if it means spending 50 bucks more for the Q9650.

(09-19-2010, 05:51 AM)frosty5689 Wrote: Also, the 400 FSB limit might be overcome if you change cpu ppl by just a tiny bit
what is cpu ppl?

(09-19-2010, 05:51 AM)frosty5689 Wrote: On a side note, w/ the cost of that Q9650, I'd get i7 930 for 199.99 and a ASUS P6X58D-E for around 150-200 and OC it to 4.0Ghz easy on aftermarket air cooling.
That would be nice but also consider that ill have to buy ddr3 memory and a new cpu cooler to fit the 1366 socket.

I greatly appreciate ur help. i think i might even buy the i7 930 and board as well.

All in all i just want to know what computer specs i should get to run pcsx2 perfect or even close to perfection. Is this possible at all? Or at least run God of War 2 perfect(i love god of war Tongue ). Am i dreaming at something that will never come through? Have anyone been able to get it to run perfectly? If yes can u advise me a setup plan? Much thanks
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(09-19-2010, 12:15 AM)XS Butter Wrote: Im running God of War 2 on 2.5ghz quad core OCed to 3.0ghz. and i usually get fps of around 50 -55 but on really demanding stages, it drops to a mere 30 fps. So i was just wondering if its worth pushing it to 3.6ghz. Will i get better fps? Is it better to buy a 3.0ghz quad and OC it to 3.6? any help would greatly be appreciated Happy

PS: I love quad cores Tongue

list your graphics card please.
your card may be bottle necking you

EDIT:
sorry i didnt see your card you posted

i would definetly get an upgrade you will see a great preformence boost.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...-_-Product
139 dollars

i have this one it works fantastic it gave me a 40 fps boost in pcsx2: dbz tenkaichi 3
i get 120 fps during gameplay

my cpu is an amd athlon ll x2 235e 64 dual core 3.0ghz *over clocked*


my last card was an ati 4670
i had 80-90 fps



or you could go with
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6814130563
$189

if your an nvidia fan

really i dont care which brand
its mainly price and preformence too me lol



also pcsx2 doesnt have support for youre other 2 cores
and wont have for a while

but the reason you see low fps is your graphics card
upgrade for cheaper and i promise you will not regret
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(09-19-2010, 12:05 PM)kekdeyardrat Wrote: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6814130563

You know gigabyte GTX460 768MB is only 169.99 whilst having a better cooler right?
Those few mhz are easily overclockable yourself.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLis...geSize=100
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You know gigabyte GTX460 768MB is only 169.99 whilst having a better cooler right?
Those few mhz are easily overclockable yourself.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLis...geSize=100
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probabobly shoulda got that card

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