With BF3 just around the corner I have cleaned up my machine in preparation for the glorious event. I formatted the drives the other day so that I have a fresh and totally clean computer with nothing but the essentials loaded. Windows 7 only took about 30 minutes to install, but several hours to update. I also installed a new back-up drive because Memory Express had them on sale. So I now have a Hitachi 2TB Deskstar 7K3000 SATA III w/ 64MB Cache as my storage drive. That should be plenty of room for the video capturing I plan to do when BF3 is released.
The pre-load is downloading as I write this, and I’ve heard that there is already a 400 meg update once that completes. I can’t wait. I have done all the over-clocking I plan to do in the near future. Current over clocking stats for the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T are:
FSB = 225
coreV = AUTO = 1.344v
VID = 1.3000v
NB Freq. = 2250.2MHz
idle = 26c
average (fan lo) = 49c
max = 52c
This has been stable for several days now, although I am not pushing the CPU with Prime95 anymore. I did some tweaking to my video card as well.
Current stats for the Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E are:
GPU clock = 920 Mhz
Memory Clock = 1320 Mhz
We will see how well the game runs and records with this setup. Hopefully I can get a new video card by Christmas so I can up the graphics a bit.