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Dakisha
03-29-2004, 10:08 AM
Hey folks,

I figured that as it doesn't seem to have been mentioned, I'd post a few links to some graphics card overclocking tools.

http://www.omegacorner.com/ - Omega gaming drivers for both ATi and Nvidia, the newest ATi versions include an overclocking util (Not sure if this is also for Nvidia or not)

http://www.entechtaiwan.com/ps.htm - Powerstrip, an excelent overclocking util - shareware, it will forget your settings every couple of reboots until registered.

http://www28.brinkster.com/chrisww1942/ - Radlinker, very handy for having specific settings for each game, includes graphics quality & Per game/program clock rate settings. Very handy indeed.

http://download.guru3d.com/rivatuner/ - Rivatuner, a well known overclocking util. Personally I found it convulted, but each to their own.

http://www.3dcht4u.de/3dc/kfd53t5fes8z/artifact-tester.zip
or
http://download.factoryunreal.com/mirror/files/artifact-tester.zip - Artifact tester 5, run this test on hardcore to determine if your gfx card is stable at it's current overclock. A _must use_ imho. (Far Cry is also a great OC stability tester due to it's high load)

I'm sure there are loads more, but they have already been covered in previous articles by people way more knowledgable than me -- a quick google will fill you in on the details.

I haven't done benchmarks yet, but my 9800 non pro went from it's default 320 core/290 mem to 420 core/320 mem so far, and it's gained me at least ~20-30+ fps with everything maxed out.

Usual disclaimer, I don't take any responsibility for fried hardware, damaged pride, or realisations that you should have gotten an ATi card http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif (j/k)

Post your results here if you do OC, but what I will say, is READ UP ON IT.. There is a lot of info on the net, and reading will save the more inexperienced from frying hardware.

Hope this helps =)

Dakisha

P4 2.4C @ 3.0Ghz (1:1 / 1Ghz FSB / 1.6v core)
A-bit IC7 (bios 22)
2x256Mb OCZ PC4000
Sapphire 9800 Non-Pro (420/320)
Vantec Aeroflow TMD cpu-cooler
5x80mm case-fans

[This message was edited by Dakisha on Mon March 29 2004 at 09:33 AM.]

Dakisha
03-29-2004, 10:08 AM
Hey folks,

I figured that as it doesn't seem to have been mentioned, I'd post a few links to some graphics card overclocking tools.

http://www.omegacorner.com/ - Omega gaming drivers for both ATi and Nvidia, the newest ATi versions include an overclocking util (Not sure if this is also for Nvidia or not)

http://www.entechtaiwan.com/ps.htm - Powerstrip, an excelent overclocking util - shareware, it will forget your settings every couple of reboots until registered.

http://www28.brinkster.com/chrisww1942/ - Radlinker, very handy for having specific settings for each game, includes graphics quality & Per game/program clock rate settings. Very handy indeed.

http://download.guru3d.com/rivatuner/ - Rivatuner, a well known overclocking util. Personally I found it convulted, but each to their own.

http://www.3dcht4u.de/3dc/kfd53t5fes8z/artifact-tester.zip
or
http://download.factoryunreal.com/mirror/files/artifact-tester.zip - Artifact tester 5, run this test on hardcore to determine if your gfx card is stable at it's current overclock. A _must use_ imho. (Far Cry is also a great OC stability tester due to it's high load)

I'm sure there are loads more, but they have already been covered in previous articles by people way more knowledgable than me -- a quick google will fill you in on the details.

I haven't done benchmarks yet, but my 9800 non pro went from it's default 320 core/290 mem to 420 core/320 mem so far, and it's gained me at least ~20-30+ fps with everything maxed out.

Usual disclaimer, I don't take any responsibility for fried hardware, damaged pride, or realisations that you should have gotten an ATi card http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif (j/k)

Post your results here if you do OC, but what I will say, is READ UP ON IT.. There is a lot of info on the net, and reading will save the more inexperienced from frying hardware.

Hope this helps =)

Dakisha

P4 2.4C @ 3.0Ghz (1:1 / 1Ghz FSB / 1.6v core)
A-bit IC7 (bios 22)
2x256Mb OCZ PC4000
Sapphire 9800 Non-Pro (420/320)
Vantec Aeroflow TMD cpu-cooler
5x80mm case-fans

[This message was edited by Dakisha on Mon March 29 2004 at 09:33 AM.]

AKRY
03-29-2004, 11:14 AM
Rage3D Tweak 3.9 is also very handy.

http://www.rage3d.com/index.php?node=r3dtweak

I use it for OC my R9600 Pro... Stable so far..

Do You Have A http://members.shaw.ca/AKRY/pulsing_s.gif Personality?

mchart
03-29-2004, 11:31 AM
Or for nvidia cards using Forceware drivers, simply run the program regedit, go into the folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then software, then nvidia corp., then CLICK ON the nvtweak folder, then in the window on the right add a new DWORD Value, name it Coolbits, then give it the value of ffffffff (Eight F's). Close regedit, and if done properly you should have a "Clock Frequncies" page on the nvidia graphics settings page (Display Properties, Settings tab, Advanced Button, then click on the tab that says the name of your graphics card, then you will notice it on the left.)

To safely overclock your card, you can either press the auto-detect button (this gives you a safe, stable, overclock, but it may not be the fastest you can get.) Or Select your own speed, to do this safely first work on your CORE speed and bump it up 10mhz, Test it with a grahpically intense program OR benchmark such as 3dmark03 or UT2003 benchmark, if you see no graphical corruption (this includes white pixels flashing on the screen, or "Artifacts" which are black colored triangle shapes that flash on the screen) then bump it up 5mhz, test, and repeat the process over until you start noticing graphical corruption, once you notice this, go down 5mhz, repeat, until everything seems fine.

For the memory speed, do the same exact thing.

Once you have completed this, try playing an intense game for an extended period of time and see if your new overclock is stable!

*breathes*

Enjoy!