View Full Version : Overclocking Memory Pointless?

05-16-06, 02:15 PM
Ive decided that for my graphics card that overclocking the memory is utterly fruitless .Being a lame 6800td the stock is 700 but clocking it at 880 gives a mere 4 fps difference. As I use an NV5 with its heatsink plate that covers both ram chips and gpu I think that its best not to overheat the heatsink for the sake of a few fps coz this surely just makes things hotter for the gpu. Any opinions?

05-16-06, 07:12 PM
Yea, it's not really worth it from what I've found. The core is where its at ;)

05-16-06, 07:19 PM
Omg Fatality Tha Pro Gamer!@#11

05-16-06, 11:50 PM
Omg Fatality Tha Pro Gamer!@#11
Or a wanna-be?

But yes, I too have found that overclocking the memory doesn't have as much of an effect on FPS as core clock does. But it does help a little bit so you might as well overclock it..

05-17-06, 12:21 AM
It's not pointless.
It depends on GPU.

Slow GPU usually doesn't need high memory bandwidth.

05-17-06, 01:58 AM
It can be great in some cases on some cards ,like if you had a 7900GT reference card clocked at 450/1320 and overclocked it to 500/1600 ,it makes a big difference ,but on some cards I agree it makes little difference ,but in some games that 4 FPS to 5 FPS helps alot.

05-17-06, 02:05 AM
Omg Fatality Tha Pro Gamer!@#11

No offense to this Fatal1ty, but i would guess that the real one has a better rig, not that yours is crap, but well, you see what i mean :D