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Going to OC 9800GT, looking for advices.

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Hello overclock.net!

So, as You can see in the title, I am looking for some advices about overclocking Gigabyte 9800GT.
There are some questions:
Is my PSU(see picture) OK for overclocking? Parts of my pc are correctin the "System" signature.

How far I can go with it's default cooler(Zalman VF830)?

And how do you prefer to overclock? This is my first time of doing this.

Here's a full review of my GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125246
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8500 @ 3.16 (stock) P43-ES3G Gigabyte 9800GT - GV-N98TOC-1GH 2x 1gb 800MHz Kingston HyperX DDR2 
Hard DrivePower
Samsung HD502HJ 500gb, Hitachi Deskstar 7K80 GPS-550AB A 
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My System
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E8500 @ 3.16 (stock) P43-ES3G Gigabyte 9800GT - GV-N98TOC-1GH 2x 1gb 800MHz Kingston HyperX DDR2 
Hard DrivePower
Samsung HD502HJ 500gb, Hitachi Deskstar 7K80 GPS-550AB A 
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PSU is kind of meh, but should work fine if it's running it fine now.

How far you can go depends on heat and stability. Keep it reasonable (<90C). Consider setting a more aggressive, custom fan profile (very easy to do if using MSI Afterburner).

When overclocking a GPU, I usually start off by stability testing with OCCT at stock speeds for at least five minutes. After that, unlink the core and shaders, then start overclocking. If you're gaming, overclock the core first. Go up 10-20mhz at a time and then test, if it's still good, increase another 10-20mhz, etc. Rinse and repeat. When the core won't go any higher, do the shaders the same way. Then do the memory.

When you think you've found good clock settings, run it through at least a ten minute loop of OCCT.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700k @ 4.8 MSI Z270 Pro Carbon Zotac GTX1060 6gb GSkill TridentZ 16gb (3200mhz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 960 Evo 500gb Samsung 850 EVO 250gb WD Blue 500gb x2 RAID0 ASUS DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermalright Venemous-X Windows 10 Acer H257HU 1440p Razor Blackwidow 
PowerCase
Seasonic X650 Coolermaster Storm Scout 
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Finally an update
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700k @ 4.8 MSI Z270 Pro Carbon Zotac GTX1060 6gb GSkill TridentZ 16gb (3200mhz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 960 Evo 500gb Samsung 850 EVO 250gb WD Blue 500gb x2 RAID0 ASUS DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermalright Venemous-X Windows 10 Acer H257HU 1440p Razor Blackwidow 
PowerCase
Seasonic X650 Coolermaster Storm Scout 
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