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PCI-E X800XL Overclocking, is it worth it?

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As stated above I have an x800xl, what I want to know is if overclocking this cards core from 390-420 and mem from 490-520 is worth the potential risk of damage, will the performance boost really be that significant.
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There shouldnt be any damage done providing you have good cooling plus that is not a very high clock, I have had my x800gto at 600/600 but that was with the AC ati silencer
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I get artifacts at anything above 427core and 540 mem
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X800 XL cores don't overclock much because of techincal limitations but whatever you can squeeze out of it while maintaing stability and a decent temperature will add to its performance and is not dangerous.
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Try harder on the memory. But the core is R430, which as Cowblazed stated, is a horrible overclocker.
 
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i will re-affirm that the r430 core used in the x800xl series is a bad bad bad overclocker. they don't even use good memory to overclock with on the x800xl series.

its just a pretty decent card for stock purposes.
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