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!!Help me OC GPU!! -GeForce 8600 GTS 512mb

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Hey, im running the NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS 512mb. (Running stock cooling)

Without any extra cooling, what gains can i hope to achieve.

With cooling, what gains can i achieve. (I don't want to mess with liquid cooling yet, but what are some good fans or other devices I can add to keep temp down.)

Current temps: (Degrees Celsius) While playing CRYSIS
Idle- 46
Load- 64

Thankyou all for you support. (Need any additional info?)
 
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I am not sure what sort of worthwhile gains you will see from OC'ing that card as it is not a high power card to start with so therefore lacks shader power.

You may be able to squeeze a couple more FPS out of it though.

Download a program called ATI Tool, from here you should up the core clock in small increments, (5-10Mhz). After every increment, run the Artifact scanner for 10 mins and the continue increasing if you see no artifacting.

When you see artifacts then lower the clock to the last settings and you can work on the memory in the same process.

Hope it helps.
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Tnx, i'll post results when i get around to OC it!
 
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