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How Fast should i OC

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  • Intel i7
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August 18, 2009 12:19:13 AM

Guys i have 3 gtx 285 , and a i7 920, what would be a good oc number for my cpu because i am afriad it would be a waste if gpu don have any data to be fed.

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August 18, 2009 12:23:48 AM

Get a good heatsink, and OC it until it gets very close to 60C or you get to a speed you are comfortable with. Im not sure if its possible to OC it high enough to not bottleneck 3 GTX285s fairly significantly, the highest you can expect to be able to OC on air is about 4 GHz
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August 18, 2009 12:41:01 AM

use fraps to monitor your fps , watch your temps as well

are you getting a gain by making changes?
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August 18, 2009 9:12:11 PM

huh, well the thing is i dont have a system yet so according to how much oc i need, ill get the cpu cooler then
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August 18, 2009 9:18:17 PM

unlimitedro said:
Guys i have 3 gtx 285 , and a i7 920, what would be a good oc number for my cpu because i am afriad it would be a waste if gpu don have any data to be fed.

As high as the chip can go. Pretty simple.
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August 18, 2009 10:16:41 PM

huh... so i guess around 4 ghz, do you think a v8 would handle that? Honestly i am buying that probably more for its look than anything else.
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August 18, 2009 11:49:34 PM

The V8 isn't the best. It is hard to install (I know, own one myself). As for cooling, it isn't bad, but currently my system isn't overclocked. It is also expensive. Other coolers give you better bang for the buck. If you do decide to get that cooler, you could probably overclock to 4 ghz as long as your cpu is DO stepping. CO may not fair as well, but it's possible.
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August 18, 2009 11:57:58 PM

You really can't figure out how much your going to overclock before you do it. As for coolers, I really liked my domino a.l.c. (water cooler) and it was only $70. You can check it out on newegg or buy.com.
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