I´m kind of new to the oc scene but i´ve just bought a new pc and decided to try to give my hardware a push up until it´s safe or sane.
I have several questions that might have already been placed here. I searched and learned a lot but now i need to clarify some things.
First my setup:
E6300 running 300x7(2100Ghz - 28º idle/35º full gaming) 1200fsb
Abit AB9 1.6 bios (only bus speed is changed to 300)
1Gb DDR2 800mhz PC2-6400 (only one module)
My first question is becuase i read that this cpu needs 2 ram slots populated so that the memory could work at full speed on bus. Is this correct? Because that crap about memory rate and bus rate/istructions per clock?
Another is about the graphics, i use forceware 91.36. I overclocked a litle and every option on drivers is enabled. I run a 17"lcd at 1280x1024x32.
Have you found this forceware version good? Earlier is better?
Last i´d love to know how far have people taken the E6300 and learn more on the options that the bios gives me to improove the speed. I tried to go to 2500ghz but it took a clear cmos to boot again. I only tried to make the but run faster.
I don´t have much experience in this so even if i try to learn it myself it´s a bit too much info right now.
I can´t complain as i play all games at 1280x1024x32 (at least the ones that go this high) and with everything at maximum in terms of video options (like 4xAA, 16xansiotropic, etc..) and i have a nice fluid experience. But i wanted to see how far i can get with my setup.
This graphic card is quite impressive and i believe on it.
I run SuperPI at 26s - 1M so you see why i´m kind of disapointed...
3dmark 05 gives me about 7100 (don´t remember exactly) and today i´ll run 3dmark06.
I have a nice box with lots of potencial for cooling and i have 4 box fans right now. Hdd usually sits between 29-33º, vga between 37º and 57 and cpu < 36º at full load on any game.