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Old 02-05-2005, 12:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i want to get more fps in games. for now, i'm not going to oc my bfg with the stock cooler. its hot enough and i don't want to void my warranty by changing hsf. if i start oc'ing my cpu and ram, will i see a good increase in fps?
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No it would not offer a good FPS increase except in a CPU limited area. OC'ing your card is pretty safe, they have NO way of telling that you OC'ed it more.

Also if you buy a custom heatsink, if you even need to RMA your card (after 5 years that thing will fry, guarnteed) just slap the old one back on
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i ran aquamark03 which i think (can't quite remember) it gives u a score for a cpu and video. i think my cpu score was higher than my video but not by much. this means the card and cpu are balanced, not bottle-necking each other? if so, i won't achieve better video performance with a faster cpu/ram??
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You don't get more FPS from a CPU or RAM really. If it's OC'd that means it'll eliminate chances of the CPU or RAM causing a bottleneck for the graphics card, but I wouldn't expect to see a huge jump in FPS or anything.

OC'ing the graphics card is your best chance of getting more FPS, but with a 6800GT you shouldn't be lagging in anything anyway
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Try overclocking your GPU unit a touch using the software what you get with it.
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i want to get more fps in games. for now, i'm not going to oc my bfg with the stock cooler. its hot enough and i don't want to void my warranty by changing hsf. if i start oc'ing my cpu and ram, will i see a good increase in fps?
What kind of problems are you having with your 6800GT? I wouldn't think you would have lag problems with that card.
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my gt is being good now. but sometimes i get a drop in fps during alot of action. it doesn't happen alot, but sometimes. i'd like it to never drop below 60fps. just smooth as silk all the time.
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In what games? I would think his processor would bottleneck if he was doing games like HL2.

In HL2 playing with pysics, i get down to 9 fps on my 3400 OC'ed to 3800 (using 3rd party mod to let me do everything)
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In what games? I would think his processor would bottleneck if he was doing games like HL2.

In HL2 playing with pysics, i get down to 9 fps on my 3400 OC'ed to 3800 (using 3rd party mod to let me do everything)
9 FPS in HL2!?!?! What card are you running?
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