I have recently built a computer and have a MSI K7N DELTA 2 mobo i was wondering if anyone knows MSI boards because when i enable the D.O.T my system becomes very very unstable even if the D.O.T is on the lowest setting and i dunno why i do have a shitty graphics card but i chouldent see why that would cause the instability i cant use it at all it would be good to know why i cant use the dynamic overclocking technology (D.O.T) plz help :) System spec: K7N DELTA 2 mobo Athlon xp 3.2 GHZ cpu 512 MB DDR 400 80 GB HDD Pro Savage 4 G-Card 32mb also do you people think this system would be allrite for gaming once i get a RADEON 9600 PRO 256MB G-Card
Overclocking causes your hardware to produce more heat, which can be the source for an unstable system. Temperature monitoring while system is under load can confirm / dismiss this theory.
Radeon 9600 is a pretty good card, its able to handle all games as long as you customize the graphics settings on each game you play.
Its just come to my understanding from using 2 MSI boards in the past that there D.O.T. technology never really worked all that well. I recommend turning it off and focusing more on your dirver settings and individual game graphic setting. And if you do upgrade your G-card, you will see an insane increase in graphic performance, a lot more effects will be seen in games with a 9600 pro.
kevlSystem spec: K7N DELTA 2 mobo Athlon xp 3.2 GHZ cpu 512 MB DDR 400 80 GB HDD Pro Savage 4 G-Card 32mb also do you people think this system would be allrite for gaming once i get a RADEON 9600 PRO 256MB G-Card
A 3.2 AMD! Athlon! XP! :eek:
With a wimpy pro Savage 4 G-card 32mb. :rolleyes:
Okay, Okay, the processor isn't amazing, compared to the AMD 64, but it IS a good processor. Unlike every "Intel Celeron' chips... or most "Pentium 4 Extreme Editions".
That Pro Savage is about the worst card you can get. Its an On-Board card right? That means it is good for NO games, usually.
An ATI 9600 will do Wonders, as Pestilence64 said. Heck a Geforce 4 would be better, and that is the lowest end nVidia makes, I don't know what ATI's weakest card is.
lol i know that card is the worst you can get i only got it for now its the cheapest i could find because i had no money lol i am hoping to get the 9600 pro card next week the system only cost £200 all together with top case and plenty of could cathodes lol
Well, I was just trying to make saying "Yep, that system will be alright for gaming, with an Radeon 9600 Pro." sound more.... Interesting. :)
I myself do alright with the following.
Intel 440bx based Symbion Dual processor mobo. Pentium III 600mhz x2 Geforce 4 MX440 64mb. 384mb RAM 20gb HD x2.