Originally Posted by Muppet
Other than ones with a different heatsink and fan, all overclocked ones I have seen are the same as reference models.
Factory overclocked cards are never clocked much higher than the reference ones to start with. I upgrade my components all the time and have never had issues when clocking to the overclocked versions. I must say, I never stop there though. I always want more speed.
Yah, most factory over-clocked cards I have seen run on stock coolers.
There are special editions (that new Phantom card springs to mind) which has better cooling, but the basic ones aren't really that special.
I got a good deal on the SC so I purchased it and, for the most part, it was a great card. It played pretty much everything maxed out even with my aging processor. There was only 1 issue with it and so, I am replacing it with something else which, I hope, will be a bit better in performance while giving me no issues with the capacitor whine