September 26th, 2008, 06:35 AM #1
Should I overclock my video card?
Well I do tend to play plenty of PC games and I'd like them to run smoother on my 8600gt,I got it used but in great condition in original box,I don't want to kill the card as I want to have it for atleast a year+,so should I overclock it?
The card does run a little hot at stock clock which is 71 degrees,so I would be worried about it overheating if I were to over clock.
September 26th, 2008, 07:11 AM #2
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Although GPU's run a bit warmer, that's still pretty warm before any OCing. More then likely, you could get some more out of it, but heat is gonna be your issue to begin with.
It's really up to you, but if you want that card to last for awhile, I'd probably just leave it at stock clocks.
If you got $20, pick up a Accelero cooler, and that'll let you OC like a mad man!
September 26th, 2008, 06:25 PM #3
Well it gets that hot under full load(as in crysis)I'll look into a better cooler for it and then I'll probably overclock.
September 26th, 2008, 06:38 PM #4
in all honesty though OCing the 8600GT probably won't net you much more performance anyways, (really depends on how far you can go with it, but maybe a few extra frames a second) it'd be like owning a GTS model which is all they really are anyways higher clocked GT models...
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