Lately I have been considering trying my hand at OCing my GPU and CPU. I don't want to go overboard with my OCing, but I do want to be able to see the difference after I OC.
After doing a good amount of research, and checking my computers current temperatures, it became quite obvious that I'll need better cooling in order to pull this off. Let me start out first by tell you what parts I'm considering upgrading the cooling on, they include:
CPU: Socket 939 AMD Athlon64 FX-60 stock clocked at 2.61GHz running at 52*C
GPU: ATI Radeon x1950 : gPU clocked at 506MHz (648MHz requested) and Graphics Memory at 594Mhz (999Mhz requested) running at 77*C
As you can see, both processors are running hot, especially the GPU. Here are my 2 solution ideas (not sure if retail links are allowed on site, so I'll just give the names):
ZALMAN VF1000 2 Ball VGA Cooler for the GPU
COOLER MASTER V8 for the CPU
Also considering Kingston HyperX KHX-FAN for my RAM, incase I decide to OC the RAM at a later date.
Completely self built liquid cooling system from DangerDen.
Obviously the Liquid solution is going to cool better, but it will cost almost twice as much. My question for the forum members: which cooling solution should I go with, considering the age of my parts and what I want to do with them?