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Old 05-29-10, 12:06 PM   #546
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Default Re: Official "I just got a Geforce GTX 465/470/480" thread

Yep, overclocking is perfectly fine as long as you don't push things unreasonably far without knowing what you're doing.

I've overclocked every system I've owned for the past 7 years and I've never lost a CPU from it. The first system I did a significant overclock on in 2003 was my Athlon XP 1.47Ghz running at 2.0Ghz and it is STILL running at those clocks to this day. The settings haven't been touched, its actually been running for at least half of the time its been built and I don't think its even been cleaned out in the last 5 years. Its perfectly stable.

I've also overclocked most of my graphics cards as well, even going back to my first Voodoo 3 card in 1999... though the Geforce GTX 400 series is the first to be truly worth the trouble. You almost always see a linear performance increase with overclocking. 20% overclock gets you very close to 20% performance increase for free. That's the difference between a $330 GTX 470 and a $500 GTX 480 most of the time. Count me in.
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