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Overclocking a nVidia GTX 260 to EVGA FTW clocks

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How realistic is my hope, in that I am deciding between a 4870 and a GTX 260, but want to overclock the 260 to the speed of the EVGA FTW edition - 666/1404/2214 over stock= 576/1242/1998.

Do they use the same heatsink?

What would my chances be of reaching this? The reason I'm asking is because the FTW beats the 280 by some degree...

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/evga_gtx260/
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Anyone?
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It should be easily doable and you might even get a bit more, but that's depends on how lucky you will get with the chip. As for heatsink then no, both use the same stock heatsink which is quite good.
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So what would you say? Stay safe with the 4870 or risk it with the 260?
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I easily reach 666/1404/2214 and more with my xfx gtx260.

My specs are below. My idle temp doesnt go above 49 when its overclocked to 666/1404/2214, and load temps dont go above 70 with 55% fan speed, and all that on room temp of 30 degrees celsius.

I think this is pretty good temp and overclock.
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well i would go a few mhz higher or lower than 666mhz...just something about that number that scares me

but 100mhz increase shouldn't be to hard, just be sure to get ear plugs when you turn your fan speed up past 75%.

i got my 9800gtx to the stats in my sig with stock cooling (stock 675, o/c 774)
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I'm sure its doable, alot of the time a stock card can hit the highest factory overclocked specs with no problem. I'm curious as to how they screen chips for overclocked editions, since my current stock evga 8800gt is getting garbage for overclocks, but I had a BFG 8800gt OC edition I "rented" from best buy for a few days while my evga was being shipped...and it got 35 more core and about 75mhz more memory stable. If companies select better chips for their overclock editions, then the stock chips as a whole may be slightly less overclockable.

What does that all mean? Good luck, I'm sure you can do it. But the chances of your chip hitting the max overclocks of a FTW chip are slim
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That is, in my humble opinion.

Unless I'm completely wrong as to how companies select their chips for overclocking, since I am absolutely sure it cant be random
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