Hi, I had a question on how much OC translates to gaming performance.
I OC'ed my laptops graphics card, the 9800m GTS 1GB, from the stock 600 Core/799 Memory/1500 Shader to a stable 750/850/1750.
Don't worry my temps were fine, after a 4 hour gaming session my max GPU temp was 66C. The thing is, I wasn't sure how much the OC was really helping when it came to increasing gaming performance. I ran a Passmark G3D benchmark and with the OC I received a score of 1,336(so close I know ), which was a huge difference from the average 9800m GTS score of 801.
In a desktop scenario that was similiar to going from a Geforce GT 240 to a GTS 450, which seemed incredible to me.
How much would this OC benifit my frames? The games I primarily play are BFBC2 and Black Ops. Like I said, I had a hard time seeing the difference, so If OC'ing only translates into 5 or less frames then I might consider downclocking. But If theres the potential that I could get an extra 10 frames then I might consider even pushing a little further.
I should also add that I am bottlenecked by a Core2Duo p8400 @ 2.26. Would my CPU cause any GPU OC to be irrelevant?