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Can you overclock Any graphics card?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 4, 2013 7:26:07 AM

I've never overclocked anything but I wanted try and overclock a graphics card..
I was thinking of buying a Radeon HD 7850 and overclocking it.. but is it possible to buy any HD 7850 card? Or the version of the card has to specially made for OCing?

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a c 280 K Overclocking
a b U Graphics card
October 4, 2013 7:29:10 AM

You can overclock any GPU in the market, the models that comes with the "OC" in the box are just stock models with overclock from manufacturer.
October 4, 2013 7:31:39 AM

Afaik some GPU`s are voltage locked, thus not allowing for proper overclock.
If you want to be sure regarding the possibility of overclocking, search for reviews on the card you are interested with to get more details about this.
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a c 280 K Overclocking
a b U Graphics card
October 4, 2013 7:41:55 AM

Even a locked GPU can be overclocked, not at the same level that a unlocked one...but can be overclocked.
October 4, 2013 7:45:34 AM

That`s why I said proper overclock :)