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Poll Results: Is your GPU overclocked?

 
  • 22% (7)
    Overclocked via BIOS
  • 51% (16)
    Overclocked via program
  • 25% (8)
    Not overclocked at all
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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Now, while I know it's blasphemous to NOT overclock anything while being a member of OCN, I still want to know this. I haven't seen this anywhere, so I just thought this was fun question to ask then.

Do you overclock your graphics card or leave it stock?
I have this feeling I am one of the few here who actually doesn't, but I am sure there are others. I've tinkered with it a few times, but I normally leave it stock (besides the FPB EVGA had which I applied). This also leads me to add if you actually do overclock, is it via BIOS or by a program like Precision or Afterburner?
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post #2 of 12
You can overclock using the crystals control centre to overclock ATI gpu and nVidia control panel for nVidia GPU. This two software came together with the driver. There are also some software that came with the manufacturer. It have more overclocking ability like enable you to adjust the voltage for higher core clock. overall to me is worth to overclock. It can increased the fps and you are able to feel it while gaming. =D
post #3 of 12
I try to keep my cards running stock. If I need a boost, I will overclock, but if the game plays just fine like I want I won't do it.
post #4 of 12
I usualy do some BIOS overclocking (to safe and stable clock) and then top it of with some additional overclocking with a program.
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post #5 of 12
It depends.
A piece of hardware must work near iit's max capabilities.
If a thing clocked below it's capabilities in order to be fit into some price point, lineup, etc..it MUST be oc'd imo.
If it's really getting most out of itself, i'll leave it stock.
post #6 of 12
I overclock until it gets too hot or starts artifacting/crashing.
In the case of my HD4550, it didn't get too hot, but it started crashing my games when I went too high, so I left it at 645/845
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post #7 of 12
I voted not overclocked, because that's how I have it most of the time. But I set up an overclocked profile in Afterburner that I will use on occasion if I feel a game needs it.

Plus running Kombuster benchmark is kind of fun.
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post #8 of 12
Stock. When I overclock my 470, I'm having graphical issues in my games even if it's minor. It's a reference card thus hotter. I only overclock my CPU if it has a cooler (:
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post #9 of 12
Msi Afterburner is your wife

save money, go with stock & overclock it by yourself... treat her right.... and you'll be in for a big surprise !
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post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by denydog View Post
Plus running Kombuster benchmark is kind of fun.
Yeah, I enjoy playing with Kombustor too. It's kinda mesmerizing. LOL
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