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Hey, i have a 8600gt, i was wondering would it be worth to overclock it and would overclocking increase performance on this oldie?

cpu: intel duo cpu e8400 @ 3ghz
ram: 2gb
gpu: 512mb 8600gt

the gpu runs bad company 2 pretty decently...on squad deathmatch, if i try rush or conquest, my mouse starts stuttering at firebattles, which is really frustrating.

And by how much percent would gpu's performance increase?
What temperature would you suggest?
post #2 of 7
You could overclock it via msi afterburner.

Temps wise keep it around 80oc under full load.

You should get a increase in performance with a decent steady overclock
post #3 of 7
Overclocking that card will not help in today's games. It was even limited back when it came out with 128bit memory bandwidth. If you want to play modern games, it's time to start saving up and buy a new card.
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What temp does it run on at load atm? You might see a bit of a performance increase, but if the temps go too high it's hardly worth it.
    
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You won't see enough of a boost honestly to really justify it. That card is below minimum requirements on most of today's modern games as is. You need a new GPU to enjoy current titles properly. Overclocking that old thing isn't going to help enough.
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If you're OK with turning down some settings, this card will do you fine for a lot of games so long as you have a good enough CPU.

Before overclocking your card, monitor your CPU Usage while playing these games, If it reaches 100% at any time, that's likely the cause of your lag. Not the GPU.

I've owned it, and an upgrade from that to a 550 Ti didn't solve my lag issue. I ran the 8600 with a 2600K on games I've lagged in before and had no lag, and all the 550 Ti did was allow me to turn shadows/physx up to maximum.
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You'll gain about 5 fps more on the minimum fps if you overclock it.
Your cpu is fast enough for BF3, it just needs at least a GTS450 to get fully utilized.
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