I have a 9800GTX with stock fan, waterblock or external cooler.
Windows Vista Ultimate 32-Bit
Intel Core 2 Duo 8400 @ 3.00 GHz
2 GB (2X1GB) Ballistix
Hitachi Deskstar 250GB
Case: Coolermaster something, kinda forgot. Aluminum & light. Front panel has waves/bumps.
I would like to know the overclocking capabilities of a 9800GTX. (Software only) I also would like to know how to overclock the 9800GTX's core, shader, and memory in software-mode and without using any money, (spending money on the overclocking program, buying an external cooling device or a waterblock (liquid cooling) and without killing and burning it to death. I am able to spend money on electricity bills, and I know how to use RivaTuner (lol a simple way).
Rivatuner is fine. The g92 core should reliably oc to 750mhz, with some people going as far as 800mhz. Keep shader linked to core for best performance/stability. It's not heat bottlenecked, so aftermarket cooler won't help. As for ram, keep it near stock. Ocing ram does not produce significant performance improvement, unlike core/shaders, and the possible instability/corruption produced is not worth the trouble.