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Do you need to overclock your video card to play games?

Do you have to overclock your video card to play the games you like?

  • Yes, I have to OC my 4870

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes, I have to OC my 4850

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • Yes, I have to OC my 260

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • Yes, I have to OC my 280

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • Yes, I have to OC my 3870

    Votes: 2 3.6%
  • Yes, I have to OC my 3850

    Votes: 3 5.4%
  • Yes, I have to OC my 8800 GT

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • Yes, I have to OC my 8800 GTS 512

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • Yes, I have to OC my 9800 series

    Votes: 2 3.6%
  • Yes, I have to OC my 9800 GX2

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes, I have to OC my 3870 X2

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes, I have to OC my 4870 X2

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I only OC when benching

    Votes: 14 25.0%
  • Yes, my card is mod'd

    Votes: 5 8.9%
  • No, my video card runs fine at stock (I will post which one)

    Votes: 25 44.6%

  • Total voters
    56
  • Poll closed .
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#1
Do you find yourself having to overclock your video card to play the games you like with AA and AF? Lets see what the polls say.
 
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Wanting is more the descriptive in my case. I can run everything well enough at stock, but its always better if I OC them...lol
 
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i OC so i can play crysis @ high settings. its all about getting higher fps, or 3dm scores etc..
 
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I have a 4870 an I overclock when necessary. I mostly play CSS or TF2 so no overclocking is required, but if I'm playing Crysis, I'll OC to 850 core and 1100 memory.
 
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I don't HAVE to oc usually, most would do fine at stock, but I usually do anyway. Some games I do need to oc, but b/c of the way the poll was worded, I said no.
 
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For Crysis yes. for everything else, no. lol.
 

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i oc cause i like to and just leave it there i really don't need it to play games all the way up lol
 
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#9
I think you need to add a category: I overclock because I enjoy it.

I don't NEED to overclock for any reason other than just to do it.
 

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Runs stock everything, 8800GTS G92
 
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I think you need to add a category: I overclock because I enjoy it.
i think we also need the category: I overclock so i can play crysis :p
 
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Or perhaps I oc b/c it gives me better all around performance, even though I don't necessarily NEED to.
 

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I selected NO, only because I don't need to overclock my cards to play the games I like, including Crysis. However, I do overclock them 24/7 because it makes the games I play slightly more enjoyable.
 

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#15
Overclock for benchmarking.
Stock for games.

The small increase in performance in games doesn't justify the increased power usage and heat output, when overclocking my HD4870.
 

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Don't need to overclock them, but do for the <free> increased performance. If I HAD to overclock my videocard to play a game, then I would rather buy a second videocard to run sli/xfire or buy a whole new videocard.
 
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only ever overclock for benching, and crysis. Games like crysis and COD:4 tend to run smoother tbh. However, like another guy on here, the game i mainly play is CS:S which requires no overclocking at all. Then again, i am using a TOP model so its practically overclocked 24/7, unless i over-overclock it . . . lol.
 
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I generally dont OC much. Most games I play dont need it. I generally just bench my card, and mod it to enhance stability and longevity.
 
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#19
I overclock for F@H and Crysis... 3850 runs too slow at stock.

But soon I won't have to :) ordered a GTX 280 a few days ago.

EDIT:

Well I wanted to order a GTX 280... never did.
 
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#21
I overclock for F@H and Crysis... 3850 runs too slow at stock.

But soon I won't have to :) ordered a GTX 280 a few days ago.
Beleive me, you'll still want to OC for crysis. :rolleyes:
 
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#22
HD4850 FTW... I can play anything perfectly well at max settings.

Gotta oc when benching though.
 

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depending on the driver i play stock with my 3870x2:rolleyes:
 
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OCed only for benching :laugh:
gaming sessions runs fine without OCed
 
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#25
I was going to answer that poll, then I realized that all I use my system for it benching, so I can't answer that, but of course my 4850's are OCed.