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I know i could run it with everything maxed out......infact i do
And my fps jumps between 120 - 200 average and 300 in closed spaces (indoors ect.)

But i want to OC my card and so im not sure whether to put everything on medium. What do you guys use?

Thanks

Also, would the max settins limit my OC because of more strain on the gpu?
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post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
I know i could run it with everything maxed out......infact i do
And my fps jumps between 120 - 200 average and 300 in closed spaces (indoors ect.)

But i want to OC my card and so im not sure whether to put everything on medium. What do you guys use?

Thanks

Also, would the max settins limit my OC because of more strain on the gpu?
If you leave your settings that same, your performance will go up by a good ammount. Overclocking will run the GPU faster, but will not put more stress/load on it. How you have your games set will have no effect on how you overclock.
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I can run CSS maxing out everything except AA, which I run at 2x but only because I sometimes play zombiemod, otherwise I could keep it at 4x and still get good performance in normal CSS
    
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This question does not make any sense, if you can max out everything and get between 100-200 FPS then overclocking will get you even higher. Since 60 FPS is smooth to the eyes then getting over 200+ FPS would be even better. Setting the graphics to medium would boost you into the 300 FPS range which would be worthless.
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post #5 of 9
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Yer true, but i thought max settings would limit the OC (more stress quicker artifacts) but however thats not the case......only just found out.

And i wanted to OC my gpu and my cpu to see what benchies i could get.
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post #6 of 9
what would be the pint of overclocking if you lowered settings? *****.

Raise the overclock and some games may even let you run HIGHER settings.

Just make sure it doesn't artifact in ATITool.

Yes, I said ATITool.
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post #7 of 9
I think I get what you are saying... don't run the card at full load so you can run it at unstable high speeds? I wouldn't recommend it.
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ok, whats a decent time to run it for in ATItool for checking artifacts?

Thanks so far
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
ok, whats a decent time to run it for in ATItool for checking artifacts?

Thanks so far
10 minutes is pretty good.
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