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Hello guys, im very new here and till now i never Overclock my Desktop PC but i Overclock my Pocket PC and from some time i want to Overclock my CPU and my VIdeo Card but not to the Max just a litle bit..

Befor to register myself here i read alot of this and i think that i have a problem

About my GeForxe 8600 GT

I download the app called : EVGA Precision, because i saw that have easy and cool GUI so will be easyer for me

And also download FurMark to test ...

So even without to Overclock my Card when i RUN FurMark the temperature go to over 95-100 C durring the test WOW.. and i read that is not good to be over 80 for example but why i have so hight temperature?! is this is normal durring the TEST

Now when i open EVGA Precission just to monitorin the CARD and etc without to change any values its show me 58C Temperature without to do anything on the PC i mean Not gaming not testing etc.. do this is Normal or not?
I know that always for the Overclock need to have good Colling system and etc but i do not want to overclock my PC to the MAX i just want a litle bit u know what i mean..

Like i say im not an Idiot and i have expirience with Pocket PCs but i never overclock my desktop PC and i wana try it and make it more faster good etc..

Will be glad if someone from here can help me with info.. what i need to do, and do this with the temperature is normal.. also recomendet settings etc!

Im with GeForce 8600 GT
My processor is Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.20Ghz
And i have 2GB RAM
Asus Motherboard P5GC VM
I want to Overclock Litle my Video Card and my Core 2 Duo
My Power supply is 550 Wats
and i think that can handle tinny Overclock


P.S few hrs befor to post this i was reading and reading and i just few times go to my Bios and i Cant find im missing this Menu with the CPU Speed franquencies where you can edit and set other values..
Im with ASUS motherboard so i was thinking my Bios is Old one.. so i update the Bios with the Latest Avalible from ASOS but still this Menu is missing

Im using exactly P5GC VM

I know this section is for Nvidia and i will not post another Thread for the CPU Overclock

I Hope just some of you advanced guys who can help me to write me here what i should do and how to Overclock safe my PC
Thank you in advance
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crank the fan to 100%
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What version of the 8600 do you have? DDR2 or DDR3? (Use GPU-Z to check)

Also, have you cleaned it recently? The Heatsink and Fan on my old 8600 used to get clogged up with dust pretty easily, these can affect cooling.
Also, you may want to purchase some thermal paste, clean off the old stuff and apply the new stuff.

Also Fan speed as said above, the Fan Speed can be too low for the heat they put out.

Use ATiTool or GPUTool to check for stability, FurMark and OCCT is far too harsh on them cards I find, and will heat them more than anything else, no games you will ever play will heat your card that much (except SIMS 3, lol).

My 8600GT 512MB (DDR2) had stock of:-
Core: 540mhz
Shader: 1150mhz
Memory: 400mhz

I replaced the Thermal Paste on it with some Arctic Silver 5 and on the stock cooler ran:-
Core: 750
Shader: 1600
Memory: 460mhz

The memory really didn't clock well at all on DDR2.
 
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