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I apologize in advance if I started this thread in the wrong spot. I am brand new to these forums.

I am very new to overclocking and am looking for help. I am finding that one of the weakest links in my system is the graphics cards. Can I overclock these and how do I go about it? This didn't start out as an overclocking machine. I had always wanted to build a computer from scratch and found rebates on components and ended up with what I have now. After finding out the E2180 could overclock I started playing around.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Here is what I have
XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Motherboard
E2180 @ 2.8 1.304V
FSB 1120
Masscool 8W553

2GB PC640 Corsair XMS2 4-4-4-12 2.1v

2 X SLI XFX GeFORCE 8600 GT XXX 620MHz
2 X Thermaltake Silent CAT 120mm (1 intake, 1 exhaust)

Ultra X2 750-Watt Power Supply
250GB Seagate Barracuda SATA Hard drive
First Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E2180 XFX NFORCE 680I LT 2 SLI XFX 8600 256MB DDR3 PCI-E XXX 2GB CORSAIR XMS2 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
250GB Sata Seagate Barracuda 22 Acer Ultra X2 750-Watt Power Supply Ultra Black Aluminus ATX Mid-Tower 
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E2180 XFX NFORCE 680I LT 2 SLI XFX 8600 256MB DDR3 PCI-E XXX 2GB CORSAIR XMS2 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
250GB Sata Seagate Barracuda 22 Acer Ultra X2 750-Watt Power Supply Ultra Black Aluminus ATX Mid-Tower 
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I apologize in advance if I started this thread in the wrong spot. I am brand new to these forums.

I am very new to overclocking and am looking for help. I am finding that one of the weakest links in my system is the graphics cards. Can I overclock these and how do I go about it? This didn't start out as an overclocking machine. I had always wanted to build a computer from scratch and found rebates on components and ended up with what I have now. After finding out the E2180 could overclock I started playing around.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Here is what I have
XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Motherboard
E2180 @ 2.8 1.304V
FSB 1120
Masscool 8W553

2GB PC640 Corsair XMS2 4-4-4-12 2.1v

2 X SLI XFX GeFORCE 8600 GT XXX 620MHz
2 X Thermaltake Silent CAT 120mm (1 intake, 1 exhaust)

Ultra X2 750-Watt Power Supply
250GB Seagate Barracuda SATA Hard drive
Welcome to OCN

Yeah wrong section for help, this section is for introductions.

Anyway read this thread for CPU/Motherboard help and post questions in the appropriate sections.
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Crucial M4 256 Glacer 240L W8.1 K272HUL 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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Cooler Master Glacer 7 Ultimate 64 SyncMaster Eclipse 
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One foot in..
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mATX
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K M7-Impact Strix GTX980 Samsung 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256 Glacer 240L W8.1 K272HUL 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Seasonic X-650 Prodigy MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
4770K/45/43 Maximus VI Extreme R290X R290X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung Crucial M4 64GB RAIDR LSSWM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cooler Master Glacer 7 Ultimate 64 SyncMaster Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
XFX 1050 BE 600T Silver MX518 Desk 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-4330 Z87 Gryphon GTX690 G.Skill RipJawsX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD Blacks Hyper 212 W8.1 ACER 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Ultra X3 1000w Corsair 230T Orange Razer 
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To overclock your graphics card use either rivatuner or ati-tool then scan for artifacts in ati tool. Take it slow and good luck.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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Phenom 9750 @ 3.0 Foxconn A7DA-S XFX HD4770 G.Skill Pi Black 2x2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40GB Intel X25-V & 2.5TB Storage Samsung DVD/RW SATA Vista x64 Envision 22" 
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Antec Basiq Plus 550w Rocketfish Lian Li 
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