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gtx 280 - squeezing some power out!

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Currently I have overclocked this using EVGA precision to

Core lock : 705
Shader Clock: 1517
Memory clock: 1250

It seems to be stable, but i'm not noticing a great improvement. Are those values unbalanced, also how much more could I squeeze out as my temperature is barely going above 55 degrees.

My PC specs are:

Videocard: 1024MB GEFORCE GTX280 PCI
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad Q9650
Mainboard: ASUS® P5QL
Memory: 4GB CORSAIR DOM 1066
PSU: tx750

I currently have my CPU overlocked to 3.2 ghz.
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Overclock your cpu to at least 4GHz then you will see the difference.
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If you want you can pick up another gtx280 for $100 or less to sli.
    
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what is your bios settings at?? 100 105 110 115 for the gpu?? that will push it up a bit but you need to be very carefull with it or you will fry the card..... if you are not to sure, leave it alone on auto or 100 i have not been able to oc one yet... but on the xfx 8800gt i can get it to 115 and really push the card inside windows as well and get supper crazy stuff from them, it is pretty mental how well those cards can oc (8800's)

the 450's do not push more than 112 with them... as most of te cards do not have vram coolers on it. the asus 450 top has vram coolers on it but the tim on it is horrible, so replace that with somethng good and keep the air on it to keep them cool.

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If you want you can pick up another gtx280 for $100 or less to sli.


that board does not sli... so it is pointless

btw.. that cpu and gu combo is a pretty good combo and very strong for its age
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