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Can gaming with an overclocked 8800GTX or any other video card actually hurt my performance or make weird things happen????? .......(I know it raises your 3dMark score)
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It will just get hotter. Thats about it.
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ok just making sure
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post #4 of 25
Sometimes unstable overclocks will produce artifacts in game, actually give less FPS, and of course get hotter. Just be reasonable with your overclock if you intend to game often and for extended periods of time.
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Actually you can hurt performance.....crash your card.....make your card run too hot making it unstable at higher frequencies.....that's why it is said to find the highest stable OC.
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its at 610/1429/955

after 10 mins of artifact scanning it hit 84'c top
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post #7 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by shizdan View Post
its at 610/1429/955

after 10 mins of artifact scanning it hit 84'c top
@ what fan speed?
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Originally Posted by shizdan View Post
its at 610/1429/955

after 10 mins of artifact scanning it hit 84'c top
Have you set the fan to run at full speed constantly? If you have, grab a 120mm fan and mount it blowing right onto your card (the closer the better); should help.
    
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Fan speed at 100% all the time

those temps should be fine right?
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Originally Posted by shizdan View Post
Fan speed at 100% all the time

those temps should be fine right?
If you want higher clock speeds, you could pick up an aftermarket cooler for it. I know I can hit 660/990 with my WC loop, but 610/900 was about the max I could do on stock as well.
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