how much can i overclock?

br3nd064

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Most top out at about 3.6ghz. That's about when they hit the maximum recommended vcore of 1.5v.

The heatsink you posted is one of the best. It's worth the extra money to buy it.
 

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will most of the games out at the moment run on high with it at the stock clock speed for now with an EVGA 8800GTS 512mb?for now. because i don't plan on overclocking it until a couple months from now.
 

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A 8800gts 512 will run most current games (except crysis) at decent settings.

You should be able to overclock it between 2.8 and 3.0ghz on the stock cooler without problems, so that's something to consider.
 

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I wouldn't recommend overclocking just now... prolong the lifetime as you don't need to.

But I would ease into 3.5-3.6Ghz don't get adventurous and be safe...

Heatsinks a baddie ;)