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Really any point in a overclock?

By Ollie30001 ยท 9 replies
Sep 8, 2006
  1. Is there any point in over clocking my 9600pro 256mb card.

    i cant afford any extra cooling at the moment so it will be keepin its stock fan and heat sink (not a huge over clock any way)

    and does any one know any REALLY GOOD overclocking utilitys that will enable me to do this in the 1st place, if possible one that will detect and change the best clocks for me card on its own.

    EDIT: hmmm, i think i found a solution to the coolin problem, if i open my case and nick the case fan and put it under my video card or something but keep the case open, i should be ok :)
  2. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Rivatuner is a good overclocking tool. And yes it is very much worth it. My 5500 overclocked to 305mhz from 270mhz, and my memory from 400mhz to 479mhz, and i have no overheating or freezing.
  3. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Overclocking is really a good way to screw up your PC easily.

    It can damage your componets and your video card. Also, if youre overclocking and you have an underpowered PSU, then it could completely fry your PC.
  4. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    If you need to ask ANYTHING about overclocking, then its not a good idea to do so. Just stick with your stock speeds, as sw123 said, it can easily damage your pc.


  5. Face of LA

    Face of LA TS Rookie Posts: 163

    word up,If ur **** is great no need to overclock it cuz its a bad decision, Just Drop the curiousty of overclockin it will Damage ur pc.

  6. i_am_a_newbie

    i_am_a_newbie TS Rookie Posts: 170

    Personally I see absolutely little to no performance gains even with large(30-40%) overclocks on my GPU/GPU Memory.

    Not worth it IMO.
  7. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    I got 5-10 FPS boost in CS:S, so thats kinda a big deal to me since now i have more frames to aim in, im rank 135 out of 10,500 people on a CS:S server, and the more FPS helps me pwn with the Scout ^_^
  8. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    Actually, it wont hurt anything if you know what your doing...As long as you're not a 12 year old kid that claims to be 22..then you should be fine.
  9. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    I claim to be 22 so I can stay on...unless they dont care. And I'm not a kid! lol
  10. cyrax

    cyrax TS Rookie Posts: 69

    overclocking worked well on my old 5200 250/331 to 285/421 gave me massive gains across the board...I just added a fan to prevent heating problems which thankfully never happened. Advice, overclock in small incraments. This is the best way to approach it.
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