Originally Posted by blancs3030
alright the power supply and the gto came in this week and i installed them this weekend. Very happy with the neopower it is very quite. the 6800 gto performs just as what i hoped it would. on farcry and hl2 the autos for video is veryhigh and moves easily. with CS:S im running 125 fps with maximum settings (aa4/af8 i think it is).
A question about overclocking gpus, is it worth doing, and is there such a thing as a safe overclock? i dont want to call the fire department on this thing.
You probably won't burn up the card overclocking it before it would just shut down due to a thermal condition. You can usually overclock to the point at which the the card locks up, or does something goofy, then back it down from there.
An example on X800 XT PE is that I can't overclock it at all really, I think that ATI pretty much maxed it out at the factory, I am sure someone with a 6800 will reply.