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Hey guys, this is my first actual thread, and I was just wondering what you thought would be the better increase in actual performance.

I have an 8600gt which I can stably clock to 700 core, and 800 memory.

And that is 100% stable and stays below 75c in game, at or below 82c maxed.

However, If I drop the core back to 650, I can raise the memory up to 850 no problem and it is stable, but I cannot do both.

So I'm thinking raising the core is a much better plan right?



I have much less experience OCing GPU's than anything else, which is why I'm coming to you to ask.
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i'm in the same boat as you, i got a lower core but a higher memory OC on my evga 8600gt.
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Higher core has given me better results.
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Really the only well to tell is benchmarking, I've always had more of a performance increase with a massive mem OC paired with a mild core oc.
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Thanks for the replies guys...I will have to do the benches myself.


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Really the only well to tell is benchmarking, I've always had more of a performance increase with a massive mem OC paired with a mild core oc.
Really? But at what resolution?

I figure OCing the memory will benefit more at higher res. But like I said, I'll try both and I'll repost here with my results.
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