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I have a 8600gt can i overclock that?
My sig rig is what im using.

Bored right now.
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post #2 of 38
You can pretty much overclock anything these days. LOL

Just use MSI Afterburner and have a go at it. I don't know exactly what gains you can get on it, but have fun.
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Would it blow up if i mess it up?
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I was bored one day and overclocked my 6600LE. I wanted to see how high it could go. All it did was just shut down the computer. When I restarted, everything was back to normal.
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Would it blow up if i mess it up?
That's unlikely. Just make sure your using a proper guide if your not sure what to do and your temps are within the range.
    
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post #6 of 38
Overclock the crap out of it. I had a 8600GS (similar to the one you have) And I was able to get the core and memory up 30% and still work for almost a year with the stock "cooler" or whatever you want to call it.
    
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Ok ill post back if it goes well. If i die from the explosion, you will see it on the news.
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post #8 of 38
Use Nvidia nTune or the Nvidia Driver, it comes with a Stability test to see if your Overlock Was Stable.
post #9 of 38
Yup you can overclock the 8600GT. You may even be able to get some good performance boosts from it. There is a chance you may not see much of a performance increase though... I assume your Athlon 64 3400+ is a single core cpu? That could bottleneck the card. If you have any cash then I would seriously consider a one-time upgrade on your pc as it is ageing a fair bit now. I mean your cpu is dating 2004 or around that! If you dont require your pc for gaming or multimedia then forget anything I said, lol.
post #10 of 38
i got a 8600gt and i wasn't able to OC well only was able to get 50mhz tops in combination of the OC memory and core which didn't help much.
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