Graphic cards are occupying a major part of hardware today. As we can see today's motherboard are more and more compatible with many high end graphics cards. This had made the users a resource hungry creature which always demands for better processing power to get the best on their system. SLi support has given a add-on benefit to use around 4gpus on a single system. Surely that is a high end system. Overclocking is another term which keep taking pace in technology. Today many of use are quietly aware about this. Many now that today Graphic Cards comes with more power and to unlock the same we need to overclock them. By using specialized tools you can increase the clock rate which can force the graphic card to work on a high speed and give you optimum performance. But beware, this pressure can blow you card out which will result in a dead system. The same applies for the CPU also. Some geeks do not stay behind because of this. I had seen many samples where users has just destroyed their new GPU's within some time of purchase. The reason can be lack of awareness. Via overclocking you can harness the entire power of GPU for sometime, especially when you are playing a game or want to do some resource intensive work. I had tried to cover the best tools that can provide aid to overclocking, certain tips and top GPU overclocking tools.
What I was talking before is about lack of awareness. Today companies from their side work and develop easy to use feature which allows you to overclock your system. You just need to go in BIOS or use your mouse to enable Boost you get a higher performance. But do you really consume or use that entire power. Not really. This is true. Some motherboard comes with Boost Utility which offers you to overclock your cpu in ease. And the unaware user keeps it on every time. This in result degrades the GPU's life. A grahic card or cpu is not destroyed by overclocking but it is destroyed or detteroirate becaue of power fluctuation. If your system has as table power supply you can avoid easy dieing of cpu. So in this part you must understand the minimum power consumption before playing with the clock rate. First whenever you are going for a overclocking especially for a GPU do not forget to add a power supply which much be not less than 700w. There are some companies which provides dedicated power supply specially made to handle overlcocking pressure. Second important thing that matters is the cooling. If your system is not properly ventilated then nothing can be done here. Liquid cooling is one of the best and costly solution for this.
Important points to be considered before Overclocking
Maximum Cooling : Your cpu cabinet much have maximum cooling support. Do not see budget here or else you will loose your precious hardware. Your cabinet should be ventilated enough. If you are using liquid cooling remember that you had properly tied up every thing without any leakage. You must keep in mind that adding more fans in your system does not mean that your cpu will stay super cool, but on the other hand it will eat more power. You must buy a fan which can provide you a better heatsink and good speed. The design is waht all matters. There are ample of cpu fans which are made specially for overclocking.
Buy a Better System Case : Overclocking can be appropriate if everything is fine. In the cpu cabinet also matters. If you buy a small size which is conjusted enough with wires and other stuff then that can block the flow of air. A big with lot of space here is recommended so that the cpu fan can continuous through out heat. It is also better if you can leave the side panel open at the time of overclocking.
Get a good CPU/GPU fan : Usually gpu is comes with fixed fan but for cpu I will recommend you to buy a new one. Do not really with the traditional one which comes with the packet. You can install any third party fan which is better in the market. Regular fan lacks design and are slower also. Go for a higher one.