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Hey,

Basically I was reading the thread on how to overclock your ATi GPU and as it doesnt look to hard, I thought why not give it ago.

However I have some questions im unsure of.

I have the Sapphire HD 4870 Toxic Edition with a 3.0GHz Duel Core CPU.

Now if I overclocked it, would there be any conflict with the CPU (bottlenecking etc?). Also, how much more power consumption would it have? As my dad pays the electricity bill so would feel kind of harsh if it did anything to major.

Have another fan on the way for my case so cooling shouldnt be a problem I hope.

Thanks
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It won't do anything major if you don't mess with the voltages even then it shouldn't change too drastically

and about the bottle neck? well Dual cores are becoming a bottle neck anyway so the next thing would probably be the CPU for you I recommend Get a nice Q6600 on ebay
    
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Hmm, or overclock mine? 2.4ghz aswell, I dont want to spend that much money atm (as i dont have much).

But I fold with my GPU aswell, guessing that wont effect much.

But i'll start with the GPU overclock, then maybe see what my CPU can do.
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Trust me, overclocking your GPU will not affect your energy bill.
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Ahh okay, I guess I will trust you

Just never done it before as never imagined it would be worth it performace wise xD
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Munchkinpuncher View Post
Trust me, overclocking your GPU will not affect your energy bill.
This statement is false. Overclocking your gpu will increase it's power usage, therefore increase your electric bill. Now, will the increase in your bill be noticeable? Probably not.
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