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Question: Should I overclock my video card?
Yes! Every FPS matters! - 3 (37.5%)
No! DANGER! - 5 (62.5%)
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Teggy
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« on: January 04, 2012, 09:09:04 PM »

I've been reading that my GTX 560 Ti is easily overclocked. Should I go for it, or just be happy with what I have until I am ready to go SLI or get a better card? If I do, will I set fire to my PC?
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2012, 11:03:47 PM »

Even though I voted yes because I enjoy OCing, really I don't think you're going to see much difference.  You may get a few points on some benchmarks but in the real world it's tough to see a few extra framerate points.  More often than not some other factor will make more of a difference.

In terms of risk, I don't think there's much if you have a good power supply and cooling.  Just bump up slowly if you're going to do it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012, 02:04:00 PM »

Quote from: rittchard on January 08, 2012, 11:03:47 PM

Even though I voted yes because I enjoy OCing, really I don't think you're going to see much difference.  You may get a few points on some benchmarks but in the real world it's tough to see a few extra framerate points.  More often than not some other factor will make more of a difference.

In terms of risk, I don't think there's much if you have a good power supply and cooling.  Just bump up slowly if you're going to do it.

Agreed. You're going to get an extra 5%-10% or so. In the real world, you're talking an extra frame or two per second. On a very, very negative side, it's going to make your computer even louder as the fan(s) on your card are going to ramp up to deal with the extra heat...
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