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I have a Zotac 9800gt http://www.zotacusa.com/zotac-geforc...ges5p-fdl.html And it is overclocked at stock volts 70% fan in a poorly ventilated case and never goes over 72 degrees
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Thats a 18% overclock. If you get a huge fps increase in your games then it is a good overclock.
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I have a Zotac 9800gt http://www.zotacusa.com/zotac-geforc...ges5p-fdl.html And it is overclocked at stock volts 70% fan in a poorly ventilated case and never goes over 72 degrees
I see your getting a GTX 560 Ti soon Good choice. I got the MSI Twin Frozr II Gold Edtion GTX 560 Ti. It runs and OCs very very good. I would suggest getting a MSI Twin Frozr II (Regular or Gold) unless you are going Water Cooling or 3rd Party Air Cooling.

In my eyes any OC is better than stock. ^_^ If you can even get it 20 MHz over stock that's better than nothing (even though it probably won't show theoretical difference.)
    
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That's not a bad OC actually. I think the highest any 8800/9800GT factory card came with is 700mhz core. I had to dig through some old posts of mine but I found my old BFG 8800GT I was able to overclock it from 650 stock to 750 stable. I'm not sure if my EVGA ever got up that high, but I don't think 800mhz core was something many of these cards saw unless they were under water.
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Thats a 18% overclock. If you get a huge fps increase in your games then it is a good overclock.
although is that a good oc for stock volts and 72 degrees?
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yes for 9800 GT thats a very good oc .
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although is that a good oc for stock volts and 72 degrees?
Nvidia cards are meant to handle more heat than AMD cards. Just look at the Die size of those things lolol. AMD cards run a lot cooler because their die sizes are smaller which generates less heat. My card tops out @ 99c THAT'S HOT!
    
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good OC!
my BFG 8800GT OC hit 730/800/1782 (im not a big memOCer), and ive seen thats what most 8800/9800GTs get to.
    
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