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Some one said something in my other thread about rumors of overclocking this card giving a lower score on benchmarks. I ran the tests and just thought I'd post a thread with my results for everyone.

I'm using an EVGA geforce 9600 GT 512MB

This is before overclocking, with factory settings of:

Core 675MHz
Memory 900MHz



This is after overclocking to the following settings:

Core 720MHz
Memory 950MHz



It seems like a pretty good boost to the score IMO. I'm no expert with benchmarking, but I don't see how overclocking this card is bad. Looks good to me.
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Its looks ok. Overclocking your CPU will help a bit tho.
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Its looks ok. Overclocking your CPU will help a bit tho.
My CPU is overclocked from 2.33 to 2.8. It was not changed between both tests. I had just posted this because someone said they heard that when you overclocked this card you actually got a lower score than with it at factory settings. Just wanted to share my findings
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Nice job with the 9600GT better score then I thought they were capable of.
    
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for that little of an overclock, maybe, but a 9600 should be able to put more out, shouldn't it?
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My CPU is overclocked from 2.33 to 2.8. It was not changed between both tests. I had just posted this because someone said they heard that when you overclocked this card you actually got a lower score than with it at factory settings. Just wanted to share my findings
Overclock that thing to 3.0ghz+

I can do it on my E4500 im sure you can do it with your cpu.
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for that little of an overclock, maybe, but a 9600 should be able to put more out, shouldn't it?
I didn't push it. I think you could go passed that. I'm actually running it a little higher right now with the core at 730. But I just stopped there because I was sure it was stable and just wanted to see if there would be a difference in scores. You could probably push it further I would think. But I'm good where it's at (I probably won't be able to control myself one day and push it lol)
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Overclock that thing to 3.0ghz+

I can do it on my E4500 im sure you can do it with your cpu.
I've easily pushed it to 3.2 and I'm sure I could go further. I just have it linked with my memory right now overclocked to 960MHz and everything is running perfect so I was content to leave it where it's at. But I love this CPU. I got it to 3.2 with no problems and the temps under load didn't even go above 34 idle, 40 load.
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I've easily pushed it to 3.2 and I'm sure I could go further. I just have it linked with my memory right now overclocked to 960MHz and everything is running perfect so I was content to leave it where it's at. But I love this CPU. I got it to 3.2 with no problems and the temps under load didn't even go above 34 idle, 40 load.
what cpu cooling do you have?, just curious
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Sorry. I forgot to list that in my system info. I'm using the Masscool 8WA741. I looked at many reviews before deciding on this one. This thing is a good price for what it does. I've had 2 and both have been great coolers. Using AS5 paste with it.
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