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my question is what will render better results overclocking the ram more or the GPU

I know that overclocking a GPU is a balance between the two but which one will give better benchmarks and real results in game ?

right now I am running the BFG 7950 at stock speeds but have had it as high stable as 600core/750mem

but I have seem many people with a much lower core and higher mem and it got me wondering which would perform better?

Thanks in Advance
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post #2 of 9
i believe mem will make a greater impact but u do need to overclock ur core along with it.
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OC'ing the memory will give you better results in games.

But like stated, you should trya nd max out both
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Actually i notice a bigger difference with oc-ing the gpu edit: at least in benches
Just overclock both

It sounds like you already know how to oc ur gfx with atitool or coolbit, so just keep an eye on those temps and fanspeed and push everything as high as it'll go
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Yea I think the memory would help more too, but why not max em both out.
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I don't know how far you guys have actually pushed your GPU, but from my experience with my 7900GS card, I went from a stock 4200 point on 3dMark2006 up to 5400 after over clocking my GPU and video card memory.... that’s 1200 points.

After I over clocked my system BUS/cpu/memory my score only went up a few hundred points (keeping in mind I only have a P4).

IMO I believe Video card OC for gaming will yield better gaming and bench marking performance.
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post #7 of 9
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yeah I agree that overclocking both is necessary but there seems to be a sweet spot that performs best. if you raise the core to high the mem will not go as high and vice versa.

Was hoping there would be a more definitive answer. but I may have to look into just trying different settings and going from there.

I believe it is best to find the core max and then the mem max and then the combo of the two. Using the Core for the base line.

I wonder if you would get better results from doing that in reverse. Mem and then core and then the combo using the mem as the baseline.
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post #8 of 9
I would try both increasing your cpu/bus/memory as a stand alone over clock, then run a Bench mark.

Then return your cpu/bus/memory speed back to default and then simply over clock you GPU/video card memory and run another bench mark.

I can almost guarantee your results will be higher with the GPU/video card memory bench.

Then try over clocking both your cpu/bus/memory and your GPU/video card memory and run a 3rd bench mark.

Try it out and give us an update, I'm very interested in seeing your results.
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post #9 of 9
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okay so the results of a crap load of testing


more benefit from Oc'ing the core then the mem, but both should be Oc'ed to get the optimal results


if you want the actual number hit me up on IM
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