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well i have a golden 9600GT which overclocks to 1000/1100,which is a 54% overclock.is there any guideline to figure out much of a performance gain i should encounter, i game at 1920x1080. i dont notice a huge gain in preformance in any games except COD4,which shows off a very good FPS improvement from an avg fps of 66 to 88 (fraps benchmark).here is a SS of gpu-z and cpu-z .
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The gain will vary from game to game. It should be a pretty good improvement considering how much you overclocked though

Also, your CPU might be a bottleneck
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even at 2.94 ghz?
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From what I've heard, vid card overclocking won't increase the gaming performance as much as the chance of your card to die a lot faster due to higher temps
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At that gpu speed, one thing that might hamstring the actual perf gains you'll see is your processor. Try testing very challenging games (crysis jumps to mind) at higher graphics settings, so that the FPS's you're getting are down in the 30 fps range. This should take cpu bottlenecks out of the loop for the most part and allow your score to be determined primarily by your gpu performance.

Games are all coded differently and have all these options and settings and whatnot, thus, different 'scenarios' put stress on different subsystems of the card, so it's difficult to establish what you 'should' see when you overclock your gpu core 55%. I would say I would expect to see perf improvements on the order of 30-40% from this overclock, but it's really gonna depend on the game and settings. An 4000x2 is really not enuf cpu power to keep up with your 9600GT @1000Mhz, bottom-line, so the bigger gains are likely to come at the LOWER FPS levels (i.e. higher graphics settings).

HTH.

That is one nice overclock, man!
    
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The CPU is fine. Don't listen to this "bottleneck" drivel; it's a fad that has taken over even the more respected enthusiast sites. Your performance will increase regardless, but yeah, it will depend on the game; if it's a VGA dependent game then overclocking the video card will yield the most increases, but if it's a CPU hungry game overclocking the CPU may be more beneficial.
Anyway, make sure, double sure, that the overclock is rock stable. An unstable graphics card will affect graphical performance in a drastic way.
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Can someone define "preformance" for me?
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performance, like the kind viagra helps?
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even at 2.94 ghz?
Thats fast enough that your cpu should never change (reduce) your maximum PLAYABLE settings on any given game (i.e. it'll do 30+FPS MINIMUM on any game out there). But benches are another matter. Many of the ones out there are at least to some degree cpu-limited, depending on settings, and the test itself.
    
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At that gpu speed, one thing that might hamstring the actual perf gains you'll see is your processor. Try testing very challenging games (crysis jumps to mind) at higher graphics settings, so that the FPS's you're getting are down in the 30 fps range. This should take cpu bottlenecks out of the loop for the most part and allow your score to be determined primarily by your gpu performance.
Ok so get the fps in crysis to a stable 30's then overclock the video card and measure the fps difference?


I g2g for about an 40 min, ill reply as soon as i get back.

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