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XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 06:58 PM
First of all... i didnt know whether this topic should be posted in the general topic forums, or the tech one.... but i choose this one (so sorry guys if this is the wrong forum)

Secondly, i bring you back to the main topic 'overclocking'. Basically... i was wondering how to overclock my graphics card, and if this is possible; what difference would it make to the preformance of my graphics card?

Help appreciated
Thnx

XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 06:58 PM
First of all... i didnt know whether this topic should be posted in the general topic forums, or the tech one.... but i choose this one (so sorry guys if this is the wrong forum)

Secondly, i bring you back to the main topic 'overclocking'. Basically... i was wondering how to overclock my graphics card, and if this is possible; what difference would it make to the preformance of my graphics card?

Help appreciated
Thnx

XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 07:40 PM
It would make a big difference depending on how far you overclock it. You need to download software to do it. Make sure you also have a really good cooling unit on it. Tell me what video card you have.

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XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 07:43 PM
Well, if you're new to overclocking, then be CAREFUL. If you push the card too much, then you can easily burn the chipset up and you'll be crying.

Now that the warning's taken care of (you did post this in the correct forum), here's what you need to do. First off, you need a good overclocking program and a good benchmarking program (3dmark2001 or 3dmark2003 are some of my favorites). If you have an ATI card, go to www.guru3d.com (http://www.guru3d.com) and download the Rage3d program. If you use Nvidia, search that site for a good Nvidia utility (I don't know what the name of one is right off the bat...).

After you have the software installed and you have restarted your system, you're ready to go. Just go to your video card properties and select the "overclocker" tab (ATI) or the Nvidia counter part. Move the slider up about 10Mhz for RAM and Core clock speeds. When you do this and there is no corruption on your screen, run the benchmark and pay attention to the screen and see if you notice any artifacts (places where graphics should be). If you see any, move the sliders down a few Mhz and rebench. Keep doing this until you're satisfied with the performance. The RAM setting will not be able to go as high as the core, so be careful there.

My settings went like this:

Core: 378-434
Ram: 338-360

3dmark2k3: 5100-6032

As you can see, there is a difference here, but just always remember to BE CAREFUL. I hold no responsibility if you damage anything.

Happy overclocking /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 07:48 PM
my graphics card is as follows......... NVIDIA geforce 4 mx 440, 64mb ddr

XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 08:07 PM
Go to google.com and type in coolbits. Then download coolbits and install it. It will install in your registry and enable overclocking. You can now go to your video card's properties and see an overclocking option. From here you can raise the core and memory clock speeds. I suggest you raise the core 5MHz and the memory 15MHz. Then run some benchmark tests to see if it's stable. Then raise it by that much some more. And keep going. It really depends on what cooling unit you have. With my MSI GeForce FX 5900, I was able to overclock it from 400 core/850 memory to 450 core/920 memory.

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XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 08:08 PM
ok.... im gona sound like a n00b now, but what is a cooling unit?? (the fan?)

XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 08:21 PM
The heatsink and the fan on the video card. Here's a picture of my video card. Your video card's cooling unit probably won't look anything like this. Mine has two silent fans on it:

http://www.msi.com.tw/images/product_img/vga_img/8929.jpg


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XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 08:54 PM
I had one of those cards, MX 440, and it didn't have a fan, just a heatsink on it. BE VERY CAREFUL, if there is no fan, you may only be able to push it so far.

My system:

AMD XP 3000+ @ 2.23Ghz
1 gig of Corsair DDR PC2700 RAM @354Mhz
Radeon 9800 Pro video w/TV out core @434, mem @720
Windows XP SP 1
Microsoft Directx 9.0b
Antec TruePower TrueBlue True480 PSU
16x Antec DVD drive
24x10x40 Plexwriter CD-RW
1 Westerndigital 40 gig harddrive, master
1 Westerndigital 100 gig hdd, slave
Asus A7V600 VIA KT600 mainboard, 4-in-1 4.48
Thermaltake Aquarius II liquid cooling system
Additional PC version help:

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