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Beginner overclocking questions

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March 10, 2011 8:41:35 PM

I've decided on a Radeon HD 6850 Toxic as a new video card, and, being my first relatively decent video card, I figured I should get the most out of it. I have a few questions about overclocking it:

1) Does it void your warranty?
2) Is it an overly technical process, or is it something simple enough that I can follow a guide for?
3) Is it reversible?
4) Would I need any sort of aftermarket cooling, or is the basic fan on the card going to be enough? If I don't need something aftermarket, should I constantly keep an eye on the temperature of the card?
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March 11, 2011 2:07:42 AM

when you install the drivers and package it will have a program in it so you can overclock
ATI Overdrive is what it's called. I oced my 5850 and it works fine it won't let you go overboard with you oc so it will be safe.
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March 11, 2011 2:16:34 AM

Overclocking will almost always void your warranty, however, this usually isn't an issue because overclocking won't kill your GPU unless you set voltages way too high or something crazy.
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