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Galaxy Geforce GT 620 Overclocking?

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February 3, 2013 12:34:06 AM

Hello, I run a Galaxy Geforce GT 620 2GB video card. It's already factory overclocked.

Core Clock: 710MHz
Memory Clock: 510MHz

I can run the games I plan without a problem but I would like a little bit more performance. I currently play Skyrim on high settings without AA or AF at 40 frames. That is of course reasonable for me but, if I overclocked would my performance be a lot better? I already downloaded MSI Afterburner, what settings should I try overclocking the card to?

I am totally new to overclocking and I would really like some help. The card currently runs at 30 C. I'd imagine if I OC it too much I may run into trouble of it burning up. What would recommend me overclocking it to? Thanks so much! Below I will show my exact system to be as descriptive as possible.

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CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($26.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.00 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GT 620 2GB Video Card ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $446.66
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February 3, 2013 12:41:42 AM

I dont think you'll see much of an improvement because the gt 620 is a low end card.
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February 3, 2013 12:44:35 AM

Azn Cracker said:
I dont think you'll see much of an improvement because the gt 620 is a low end card.


As I know... I am buying a 7770 once I get the extra money. Would overclocking give me any performance boost at all?
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February 3, 2013 12:47:52 AM

maybe an extra 3-5 fps but nothing major that your eyes would notice
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February 3, 2013 12:54:16 AM

ARICH5 said:
maybe an extra 3-5 fps but nothing major that your eyes would notice


What would you recommend me overclocking it to?
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February 3, 2013 1:14:22 AM

have you overclocked before?
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February 3, 2013 1:36:08 AM

ARICH5 said:
have you overclocked before?


No I am 100% new to it. I knew to get MSI Afterburner though.
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February 3, 2013 1:51:46 AM

well first of all is do some research. see if anyone on youtube has tried to overclock a 620. google gtx620 overclock and see if there are tutorials on your specific card. when you feel confident enough try afterburner and use small steps in a gpu intensive game. i use 2mhz jumps. when you get too high your game will have artefacts and bad graphics...dial it back down a bit till its stable and it should be good.
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February 3, 2013 1:58:04 AM

ARICH5 said:
well first of all is do some research. see if anyone on youtube has tried to overclock a 620. google gtx620 overclock and see if there are tutorials on your specific card. when you feel confident enough try afterburner and use small steps in a gpu intensive game. i use 2mhz jumps. when you get too high your game will have artefacts and bad graphics...dial it back down a bit till its stable and it should be good.


Okay thank you, I was tweaking around with the settings and figured it out. I clocked the core from 710 to 900 and I got 10 more frames in Skyrim. Although the temp went up 5 degrees it's totally worth it.
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February 3, 2013 1:58:20 AM

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February 3, 2013 2:07:10 AM

ya if you got good airflow you should be fine...10fps is a decent jump.
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