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When i built my new system, i didn't really want to go through the whole overclocking process again...

But seeing that i like to play games on the highest settings possible, I might need to. Right now, i can play Crysis (With system listed below) with 1680x1050 all High no aa/af with an average of about 26 fps.

So, my question is that if I overclock my gpu and cpu, how much of a difference will i notice?

Thanks,

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Can't say for sure what kind of a performance increase you will see, but I say try overclocking the GPU and see what it does for you. It's really not all that time consuming if you just OC the GPU. Anyways give that a shot and see where it gets you, I would if I were in your spot.
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the cpu overclock probably won't do much, the gpu will. With good OC maybe 5-10fps, there is no set algorithms to find the amount of performance gain its all estimation.
    
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Thanks for your input. What is a good tool for nvidia gphx card overclocking?

Thanks.
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ATITool should do. RivaTuner is good too.
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To be honest Crysis isn't the best game to use for figuring your system's performance.

I forget who said this but ... "Crysis is not a game, it is a benchmark and the state your computer is currently in"

I really doubt theres any systems that can run this game balls out...its buggy as hell in terms of performance and I doubt it'll ever be optimized.

I will say Crysis looks "Good" but I wouldn't rate it as visually orgasmic to justify its lack of performance on any system.

Your CPU is damn good, maybe use ATI-Tool to tweak your 8800
    
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Rivatuner.

Be sure to turn up your fan speed. ATI tool is good to check for fracturing.
    
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To be honest Crysis isn't the best game to use for figuring your system's performance.

I forget who said this but ... "Crysis is not a game, it is a benchmark and the state your computer is currently in"

I really doubt theres any systems that can run this game balls out...its buggy as hell in terms of performance and I doubt it'll ever be optimized.

I will say Crysis looks "Good" but I wouldn't rate it as visually orgasmic to justify its lack of performance on any system.

Your CPU is damn good, maybe use ATI-Tool to tweak your 8800
Yea, thats what i am going to do... until my step-up gets through EVGA so i can get my 9800gx2... currently #580 in queue lol...
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