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Overclocking my 2 8800GTX

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Hey guys! I was just wondering if it would be worth it/safe to OC my video cards a bit.

They're eVGA 8800GTXs. What software do you think I should use? What's the max temp I should keep them under?

Thanks!
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Sure, you can probably gain a good 5-10% boost from overclocking.

As for temps, they should barely increase as long as you're not overvolting (which you shouldn't as long as you're using stock cooling)

Just grab Rivatuner (http://www.guru3d.com/index.php?page=rivatuner) and bring up the clocks slowly until you get glitches/freezes. It'll take a while to hit the sweet spot, but the added performance is worth it.

Expect an overclock of about 650/950.
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Overclocking your video card is definitely worth it. I recently got around to overclocking mine because when I was playing ArmA my FPS would drop to a noticeably low level when I was in foliage thick areas. Overclocking my video card got rid of these problems and now my gameplay stays smooth no matter where I am.

As far as temperatures go just keep it under 90c. That's pretty safe temperatures.
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I just run mine at 626 Core / 1450 Shader / 2000 Memory.

Havent tried going higher as I have failed to see any FPS gains in game. However, my GTX's are running at OC2 speed
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