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Hey guys, so im going to my friends place to work on his rig, currently he has a gtx 260 and some maps in BFBC2 would crash on him. I was thinking of maybe OCing his graphics card, and adding some fans also since he also says he has a overheating issue also.

i was wondering what sort of oc's i could put on his gtx260 with evga Precision?

Also i think hes running a e8400 (at stock since his mobo wont OC), could that be a small bottleneck there as well?

Thanks!
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What kind of overclocks is really luck of the draw. Different cards with different coolers overclock different. A XFX GTX 260 is much more likely to overclock better than a Sparkle GTX 260.

BFBC2 sounds like a bug in the game, and would be totally unaffected by overclocking.

Is the e8400 bottle necking? Depends on what you are doing with your computer. Would a e8400 bottle neck in Dead Space 2? no. Would a e84000 bottleneck doing video encoding? Yes. If your friend does a lot of gaming i might start thinking about replacing his processor sometime in the next year or so.
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What kind of overclocks is really luck of the draw. Different cards with different coolers overclock different. A XFX GTX 260 is much more likely to overclock better than a Sparkle GTX 260.

BFBC2 sounds like a bug in the game, and would be totally unaffected by overclocking.

Is the e8400 bottle necking? Depends on what you are doing with your computer. Would a e8400 bottle neck in Dead Space 2? no. Would a e84000 bottleneck doing video encoding? Yes. If your friend does a lot of gaming i might start thinking about replacing his processor sometime in the next year or so.
hmmm... so sounds like it really depends .. its a evga reference 216 core, so what ever those can do..

But maybe would trying to reinstall bfbc2 be a good option to try? he got it though steam, and i dont have any issues with that one *shrug*

But yeahh his rig was made of a bunch of donated parts, at the time he lost his job and used his savings to pay for his brothers med bills (he motorcycle got ran off the road by a drunk driver @70mph ) .. im thinking maybe some the parts he has could be inconpatable/not good for what he uses it for

thanks for the suggestions +rep

Edit: oh anyone have any recommendations how i could bring some system stability and a small performance boost with his system? i can post some his specs if it helps
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EVGA's tend to be pretty solid overclockers. Honestly, just start overclocking it and see what happens. As long as temperatures/voltages are "safe", you will not damage your computer. If you overclock too high, the computer will restart and no harm will be done. It might go anywhere from 5% to 25% faster than factory settings. I can get my 8800GT up to 18% faster than factory defaults before it becomes unstable.


Reinstalling through steam would be a good place to start.
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