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Are you going to get a significant fps boost in video games by overclocking your graphics card?
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Sometimes yes. Depends on what card you have and if you have any bottlenecks or not.
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Originally Posted by nbmjhk6;12861477 
Sometimes yes. Depends on what card you have and if you have any bottlenecks or not.

Could you take a peak at my system in my signature?
What would your analysis on that be?
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Originally Posted by spitfireguy123;12861511 
Could you take a peak at my system in my signature?
What would your analysis on that be?

You would see quite a big increase if you have good parts on the GPU. You could also overclock your processor and you will see another big performance increase from that.

Edit: Woah!! I just noticed you had stock CPU cooling!!! thats a no no for cpu overclocking. get a aftermarket cooler like the Coolermaster Hyper 212+, the Thermaltake Frio, or for something water related the Corsair H70
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Originally Posted by nbmjhk6;12861549 
You would see quite a big increase if you have good parts on the GPU. You could also overclock your processor and you will see another big performance increase from that.

I am using stock cooling though, I know very soon I will be buying a better cooling system, any ideas for a aftermarket cooler?

And when you say good parts what do you mean like not stock cooler?
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Originally Posted by spitfireguy123;12861554 
I am using stock cooling though, I know very soon I will be buying a better cooling system, any ideas for a aftermarket cooler?

And when you say good parts what do you mean like not stock cooler?

Look at my edit above for some recomendations on the cooling part.

What I ment was sometimes graphics cards manufacturers cheap out on some parts and make the gpu overclock not so well. EVGA is usually good though so you should get a nice overclock. Also Monitor those temps while overclocking. I would keep the temps under 85C to be safe.
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Thanks man, very much appreciated smile.gif. As soon as I get my aftermarket cooler I will overclock both items smile.gif.
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Originally Posted by spitfireguy123;12861681 
Thanks man, very much appreciated smile.gif. As soon as I get my aftermarket cooler I will overclock both items smile.gif.

Np. Hope you get a great overclock. Also I forgot to mention thermal pastes. I would personally buy some Arctic Cooling MX-4 or Zalman ZM-STG2 to go with your new cooler.
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anywhere between 5%to %25%.

could mean the difference between playable and unplayable at some settings.
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Yeah I planned on arctic cooling. tongue.gif
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