Overclocking Pentium D 945 to avoid bottleneck 4870

lee-gamer

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Should I overclock my Pentium D 945 to avoid it bottlenecking my 4870.
I have an Asus P5Q-E motherboard, 2 GB Corsair CMX2 @ 800MHz, PSU 650w Antec TP3

By how mcuh can I overclock the Pentium D 945 on the Asus P5Q-E motherboard.
 

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smartel7070

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^+1 for 50bmg

Unless you live near the arctic circle and you need extra heating I would not oc that PD. If you do you will accelerate global warming ! ;)
 

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I'd say don't spend any money on a new CPU. Instead over clock that pentium D to... oh let's say... 8GHz should do it. Or you could take the easy way out and just get a modern CPU, but that would be too easy.
 

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Well I think I'm gonna go for an E8400 since its a cheap new processor and its very good to overclocking according to reviews.

I wanted to have a Quad core but since no games and little applications use that then a Core 2 Duo will do the right thing.

The Peuntium D seemed dead. It was a great CPU when it came out.
I had a Pentium 4 2.4 and upgraded to that CPU.
When I put it in my new custom-built PC I see little performance despite having two cores.

Hope the same thing won't happen with the E8400.

I just need to have the right CPU.

I can't wait for the new generation to come later this year.

Well Thanks guys!!!!