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post #1 of 6
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I've just started getting more heavily into higher end games, and just gotten up the nerve to overclock my system. My current GPU is an ATI Rx700 Pro PCI-E128. My Aquamark3 score is around 56000 (currently overclocked a bit). What I would like to know is whether I should continue to attemp to further overclock the GPU or just buy a new one.

Other system specs:
CPU: Pentium 4 w/HT 3.2GHz @ 3.45GHz (my ram sux too much for more)
PSU: 450W
RAM: 2GB PC3200
OS: Windows XP Pro SP2

If you need anything else, just ask.
Thnx in advance for any help.
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post #2 of 6
If you can afford to upgrade that's always the best option... You can sell the card you're using now to cover the cost a bit.
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post #3 of 6
Overclocking wont help that much when trying to play new games.

NEW GPU!
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That's pretty much what I figured but...
Is my current good enough?
And, what kind of Aquamark3 scores should I be getting to get a decent fps on relatively high settings?
ty again
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post #5 of 6
my aquamark score is 6678...............
haha



get a new GPU
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post #6 of 6
You should fill out the specs of your system... Go to User CP and click the link on the menu on the left-hand side at the top of the page.
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