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    Old 01-25-2013, 03:22 AM
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    Default So overclocking?

    I know it increases performance but that's about it... Is it worth it? Is there any chance to mess something up? Oh and you can overclock a CPU and GPU right?
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    Old 01-25-2013, 03:23 AM
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    Yeah, you can.

    It really depends what you want to do with it to determine if its worth it. GPU is most of the time.
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    Old 01-25-2013, 03:28 AM
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    Yeah, you can.

    It really depends what you want to do with it to determine if its worth it. GPU is most of the time.
    With a 7950 would it increase fps over all games? I really don't get low fps in any game except ArmaII/dayZ and also for whatever reason Gmod even though it's on the source engine... I was getting like 30fps once in a server but I need to check to make sure i'm not overheating.
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    Old 01-25-2013, 10:05 AM
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    Overclocking increases heat output, so make sure you have good airflow.

    Most modern processors are fast enough not to worry about overclocking them, more so with Intel. You will get additional FPS with the GPU overclock, but you have to weigh up the cost of performance gain to added heat. It's worth giving it a try in regard to the GPU, see if it improves to a noticeable & worthwhile amount.


    MSI Afterburner, SpeedFan are some tools you can use to monitor heat.
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    Old 01-25-2013, 02:02 PM
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    main thing to check on your GPU is cooling, if it's a reference cooler just forget all about overclocking as your going to run into heat problems before you even get anywhere. if it is a non-reference cooler you need to check if it has cooling for the RAM and other chips as this is the most common failing point of stock OC's on graphics cards as there is no monitor on the GPU RAM or other chips so you don't know they are overheating till they cause a crash.
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    If you're gonna be fooling around with voltage, make sure your video card/ motherboard can handle it.


    I think I may have busted something on my GPU from bumping up the voltage to high because it smelt like something was burning in my system and i narrowed it down to my GPU. Still works though.
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    Old 01-26-2013, 09:01 PM
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    main thing to check on your GPU is cooling, if it's a reference cooler just forget all about overclocking as your going to run into heat problems before you even get anywhere. if it is a non-reference cooler you need to check if it has cooling for the RAM and other chips as this is the most common failing point of stock OC's on graphics cards as there is no monitor on the GPU RAM or other chips so you don't know they are overheating till they cause a crash.
    I guess in that case i'm going to hold off XD Considering my cable management is terrible. The cables from the PSU are really thick and hard to do anything with and I only have 2 fans that came with a cooler master case. As of now I get about 45 C in like a arma 2 benchmark.
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