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Hello guys, currently experimenting with overclocking and its got me up all hours of the night, i recently did some minor overclocking on my PC to improve my FPS in CoD Black Ops, now i succesfully increased my FPS in to a more then acceptable range, i am now curious as to how much further i can push it?

I bought a GTX480 a while back and just stuck it in, ive been using the same computer for roughly 4-6 years now with some minor improvements along the way, please let me know what you think of my settings, and what kind of limits i could push this card to on an air cooled system, FYI GPU temperatures remain in around a 70-75 range whilest playing CoD however the stability test in Furmark sent the temperatures so high that i needed to shut it off

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I think stock GTX 480 is more than enough when playing Black Ops.
It is not a very demanding game.
how much fps do you get using stock settings?
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Don't oc that card any higher since you reached almost 100c.

I personally have mine at 800/1600/2000 but mine never reaches anywhere near 100c. The hottest I've seen mine reach is 75c.
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Hmm that was using the stress test on Fur, generally it sits at a pretty good temp.

Stock settings FPS was horrible although blackops generally is not configured right, and my CPU isnt the greatest. But i overclocked everything, changed the configs and went from getting around 60 FPS which spiked down to 0-15 any time i was to shoot.. or be shot.. very useful.. now i run between 80-140+ FPS and during heavy combat it can go down to around 40..
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Sorry i also checked the reccomendation for max temp before i let it get that high, knowing that the manufacturer says do not exceed 105 i knew it could go slightly higher but thought il just see where it gets, i hardly wanted to risk my card, but during gaming application the temperature usually sits around 70 mark which isnt too bad.
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Don't oc that card any higher since you reached almost 100c.

I personally have mine at 800/1600/2000 but mine never reaches anywhere near 100c. The hottest I've seen mine reach is 75c.
I think that he go it using Furmark but he said during gaming he reached 75 C which is pretty safe for that card.
I am sure when running furmark any reference highly overclocked GTX 480 will reach 97 degrees and maybe even more.
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Hmm that was using the stress test on Fur, generally it sits at a pretty good temp.

Stock settings FPS was horrible although blackops generally is not configured right, and my CPU isnt the greatest. But i overclocked everything, changed the configs and went from getting around 60 FPS which spiked down to 0-15 any time i was to shoot.. or be shot.. very useful.. now i run between 80-140+ FPS and during heavy combat it can go down to around 40..
Whats your cpu man? you didn't mention it so we can help you more. and what is your PSU?
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If i test my graphics card during an ordinary, gaming situation, what would you advise the max temperature to be, and at the same time, how much further do you think i could push it?
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Err PSU is probably a little embarassing i think its like a Corsair, 550 or 600 w.. cant remember.. had it for years..

my CPU is an Intel e8400 overclocked from 3.0 to 3.6 ghz runs nicely no temperature issues there.
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I think your PSU can hardly handle the GTX 480 on stock settings. let alone an overclocked GTX 480.
Yeah.. no kidding. the GTX 480 is a very very power hungry card. and since your PSU is old the power output weaken over time. and to be safe I suggest you going to a better psu before anything happens.
Also your dual core E8400 is horribly bottlenecking the GTX 480 thats explain the low fps you get.
COD in general is a very CPU dependent game .
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