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just wondering. you know how cpu and RAM work 'best' at 1:1, is this also true when it comes to gpu/ ram? if not, what should run faster? cause i got an x850xt and the gpu can go up to 624 while the memory can only hit 594 stock they run at 520/540 (gpu/mem)
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The GPU has nothing to do with FSB, save for PCIe frequency. So adjust your GPU however you want.
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Yeah... the clock speeds and memory type on the videocard are completely separate from the rest of your system.... just dont go over zealous with the overclocking, bump it up like 5mhz at a time and then do a stress test to make sure that it is still stable.
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stable?! wha, i thought that mess was just for CPU OCing... any software to check if the vid card is stable, please
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stable?! wha, i thought that mess was just for CPU OCing... any software to check if the vid card is stable, please
ATITool.... Turn up Artifact Detection Sensitivity.... and then "Scan for Artifacts" for a few hours.
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ati tool in my sig is the link
    
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Is there a wrong way to overclock?? Yes, If you consider blowing up your computer the "wrong way". There are a lot of things you shouldn't do. And your Graphics Processor speed has pretty much nothing to with your Video cards GDDR RAM speed - they are pretty much independent of each other when it comes to overclocking.

And yes, having a 1:1 ratio between Motherboard's FSB and Memory speed is usually good, IMO. Just remember that DDR is Double Data Rate, as in it's FSB X 2.

Temps, V-Core, and Stability testing. Make sure you keep an eye on all three of those things when you are overclocking.

Don't let the temps go over 60C, don't up your V-core too much (different for every CPU), and don't stay at an unstable speed after testing the stability.
    
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the only wrong way to oc is to not oc at all
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the only wrong way to oc is to not oc at all
That's so much getting sigged
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hehe...lol..noshibby is right!
    
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