Graphics Cards and over clocking?
Posted on 2004-04-06
I was wondering if you could give me a few bits of advice about my computer, here is the spec:
1.AMD Athlon XP2600 333mhz 512 L2 Cache Barton Retail Boxed Inc Heatsin & fan 3 year warranty-
2.XFX Geforce FX5200 128MB DDR AGP8x TV-Out Low Profile Retail Box
3.Mercedes Style PC-179 ATX Tower Case 350w PSU White
4.Abit SoA VIA KT400A ATX A L mother board
5. 512MB 184DIMM PC2700 NP CL2.5 RAM
Even tho this is a relativily decent spec system, games such as splinter cell 2 and Far Cry are not looking their best, and i have to set them on minimal graphic quality setting for them to run smoothly, what wrong with my spec, will a new graphics card help? If so what cards would you suggest would make a big differenct, bearing in mind i dont wanna spend to much money?
What setting to i need to over clock my computer correctly:
i currently have them at:
CPU FSB Clock(mhz) : 166
ratio(FSB:AGP:PCI): 5:2:1 (im not sure about the middle number i could be wrong)