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Should i overclock my XFX Geforce 8400 GS GPU ?

I've been gaming on XFX Geforce 8400 GS on my Vista PC having PSU of just 300 watts. I have had no problems till now(6 months on vista).
Now i'm planning to overclock the GPU to improve its performance (to play latest games).
Should i overclock the GPU ? If yes, then which of these two softwares should i use :- RivaTuner or nTune ?

My pc config:-
INTEL Pentium 4 3.06 Ghz HT
80 gb hard disk
2 Gb dual channel ddr2 ram
XFX Geforce 8400 GS 256 MB
300W PSU
Intel 945 chipset
Windows Vista ultimate SP1

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In reply to: Should i overclock my XFX Geforce 8400 GS GPU ?

overclocking won't do much for it since it's just too low-end to handle recent games at high detail levels and/or high resolution.

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In reply to: Should i overclock my XFX Geforce 8400 GS GPU ?

Before you attempt any overclocking, get a bigger power supply. 300 watts is borderline as it is and overclocking will tax it even more. Also, if the GPU is overclocked it will generate a lot more heat and extra cooling will be required or you wiil damage the chip.

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