Well I'm trying to hold off on buying a new graphics card due to my crappy psu...
I bought Black Ops when it came out and have recently increased the graphics to:
Resolution: 1680 x 1050 (max)
bullet impacts: yes
Shader Warmer: yes
screen refresh rate: 56 (lowest)
sync every frame: no
texture filtering: auto
After several hours of changing the settings around, this is the best I can get it to look without having an fps below 20. I wanted to increase my average fps a little so I downloaded EVGA Precision tool, since it is the one I've seen friends use before (and I know how to use it whereas Riva Tuner just confused me).
Core Clock: 550
Shader Clock: 1375
Memory Clock: 500
Core Clock: 700
Shader Clock: 1750
Memory Clock: 560
My temperatures on full load normally are about 68-70, now they're 69-72.
My normal average fps is around 25, now it's around 30 (difficult to tell due to map changes..) which is a huge difference between choppy playing and smooth playing.
This is my first time overclocking, so I'm taking it very slowly (by 10).
From what I've read I'm supposed to keep going until the program (black ops) crashes or until I've hit a point that I want to reach. I don't really know what I'm supposed to do or how far I'm supposed to go...
Also, I don't really want to keep it overclocked all the time; only when playing black ops. Is it okay for the card to overclock it, play the game, then when I quit the game, to reset all the values (which is what I have been doing).