Beginners Guide to GeForce 8600 GT Overclocking

Posted on Saturday, Jun 23 2007 @ 07:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Today we are going to provide you with a basic step-by-step guide on how to overclock a graphics card. The GeForce 8600 GT is the test subject and while we do not feel this graphics card is the best gaming solution at its standard clock frequencies, with a little overclocking it can deliver respectful performance. In order to achieve respectful performance the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) must be bumped up by nearly 30%, while the memory will take a 30% frequency injection.

As you are now aware, overclocking your graphics card can be a quick and easy way to squeeze a bit more performance out of your system without having to spend any more money. In this case we were able to push the GeForce 8600 GT, which costs around $135 US, to rival the more expensive GeForce 8600 GTS graphics cards, which cost roughly $190 US. The advantage to doing this with an 8600 GT graphics card is that it can be powered for a basic 300-400w power supply and there are no additional PCI Express power cables required.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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