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How fast should I be clocking my GPU & Memory?

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May 4, 2014 4:03:54 PM

My question is, how much MHz should I clock my GPU and Memory? my system is as below

Kingston /8G HyperX Desktop Memory Kit - 16GB (4x 4GB), PC3-10600, DDR3-1333MHz, 240-pin DIMM, CL9, 1.5V, Non-ECC, Unbuffered

BIOSTAR TA990FXE AMD 9-Series Motherboard - ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD 990FX Chipset, 2000MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gb/s, RAID, 8-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, CrossFireX Ready

•XFX HD-685X-ZCFC Radeon HD 6850 Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16), 2x DVI, 2x Mini DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, Eyefinity, CrossFireX Ready

AMD FX-4100 Processor - Quad Core, 8MB L3 Cache, 2MB L2 Cache, 3.60GHz (3.80GHz Max Turbo), Socket AM3+, 95W, Fan, Unlocked,

OCZ Technology 256GB Vertex 4 Series SATA 6.0 GB/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) With Industry's Highest 120K IOPS And 2-Year Warranty

Cooler Master Hyper N520 - CPU Cooler with Copper Base and 5 Heat Pipes (RR-920-N520-GP)

Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Sleeved Cables, Matte Finish, 3-Year Warranty

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May 4, 2014 4:16:36 PM

My old HD 6850's were at 1000/1200 with 1.3v for gaming.
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May 4, 2014 4:36:40 PM

Don't really know what I'm doing, as I'm new to this kind of information. I had both set pretty high and it kept on freezing on me with gray and black strips. I turn it down some after. Currently I have it set at GPU 835 MHz and Memory at 1130 MHz. I do concept art on photoshop and edite videos on camtasia. Play games here and there. Any advice would be grateful!
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May 4, 2014 4:40:16 PM

Then my advice is to do your homework before you start overclocking. By the way, your CPU is a notable overclocker as well.

But anyways, for your GPU, you are going to want the latest beta version of MSI Afterburner. Also download the latest version of Kombustor. It has a very nice test suite for verifying stability.
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May 4, 2014 5:55:02 PM

Thank You damric! Doing my homework as we speak.
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