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Old 02-16-2012, 03:46 AM   #21
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Luckily for you the mobo has whats called a UEFI BIOS, that makes it much easier to overclock, I actually have the board, it wont be a problem for you at all.
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You'll also need a new cooler, as I diddnt see on in the combo
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I told him the 212 plus was good.

Also i did say 2500, that was asking if he needed the keyboard/mouse/monitor/speakers too and also for upping to 7970's.

If you can now it's always better to pay more now so it lasts longer, to go up to 7970's it's be about 100 a piece, then to get a good ssd would be another 100-130, which i recommend doing all of those, but they aren't needed if you don't want to spend that much.
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I second the 7970's and 212 plus
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But the combo only has a 750w power supply which concerns me with the crossfire
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So how do you overclock and do u overclock the processor or graphics card?
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But the combo only has a 750w power supply which concerns me with the crossfire
750w from a good power supply is more than enough for two cards.
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There are tutorials on youtube, but for the processor you need to go into the BIOS (or UEFI in your case) and change some settings, the graphics cards settings can be changed in windows with a easy little program.
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Oh yea, i forgot that the 7*** series uses far less power
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But the combo only has a 750w power supply which concerns me with the crossfire
750w is plenty

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/510?vs=508

a single 7970 uses 357w for the entire system when under load. So if you attribute even 300w of that, which it would be way less than that, you're still only pulling 650w, which leaves a good bit of headroom. We recommend about 100w at least headroom i think normally, and this achieves that, normally we give a little more actually going by this, never paid too much attention, just picked up on the normal numbers and said those, but now i know why thanks to this .

For overclocking, youtube is a good thing but asking in the cpus and overclocking area is better. you can get a better explanation there, but to sum it up, you don't need to overclock the gpu at all but you probably can, as for the cpu, you must up the multiplier by .5, adding .05ghz to the clocks, then boot and run prime95 or another cpu heavy bench to stress the processor, while monitoring the temps to make sure they don't hit ~60 normally so you know you're safe, then reboot raising the multiplier again and checking again, then rinse and repeat until desired speeds with good temps are reached
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