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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 02:00 PM
I have a Creative Geforce 3 with 64Mb, it is standard clocked at 200/460Mhz. I would like to overclock it, anybody knows how far I can up the Mhz without dammaging my card, it is fitted with a standard fan from Creative. Thanks in advance.

XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 02:00 PM
I have a Creative Geforce 3 with 64Mb, it is standard clocked at 200/460Mhz. I would like to overclock it, anybody knows how far I can up the Mhz without dammaging my card, it is fitted with a standard fan from Creative. Thanks in advance.

XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 02:11 PM
It depends on the individual card.. Some can go farther than others. You can simply keep going up a little at a time until your machine starts to crash, then back it down a bit.

Have to experiement and see. Its always possible to damage it, so if you are not comfortable trying it, you would be better not to.

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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 02:51 PM
i had a gf3 ti 200 standard cloked to 175/400, i overcloked it to 220/470 each time i was gonna play, then back to normal when not palying anymore

XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 03:51 PM
if uve got 3dmark that helps
basicaly clock the ram first, go in 5mhz steps, when u see errors uve gone to far, quit and back it down a little
do the same with the core
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then let it run for a hour+ to make sure its stable

XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 05:41 PM
Hi,

Perhaps this topic is more for the tech forum but...

When you were o/clocking, did you employ any additional cooling for the card? I have an XFX GeForce 4 Ti4200 that, in reviews, it says should be overclocked to the hilt because it will go 'all the way'.

However, I don't wish to damage it. Does sitting a stonking 240V fan, sucking heat away from it's own fan, sound like a reasonable idea? I can't be arsed to go out and buy 30m of tubing and a cryogenic cooling plant..I'd just like to o/c it without burning it out after 5 mins.


Cheers,
Norris

XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 06:19 PM
I would recommend not overclocking unless you really, truly feel the need.

If you do, just know that the warranties are probably voided.


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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 06:36 PM
GeForce 3 is an antique by now, so clock away, unless you can't afford to replace it. Run mine at 200 and 480, have run it higher, but no real gain over this in quality. It does help eye candy and frames though.

XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 07:16 PM
Yup push it if you can afford to replace it but back off a smidge if it starts to smoke...





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XyZspineZyX
11-03-2003, 08:34 PM
I think it really depends on who manufactured the card, because they decide what type of cooling goes on it. I overclocked my GF3 ti-200 using rivatuner, a common download. I think guru3d is a good place to go because they have so many downloads (sort of like window shopping).

I recommend doing a google search for your particular card, and finding what other people have had success with. That will give you a ballpark for what you can do. Overclocking raised my 3dmark scores from 850 to 1050, so I think it was worth it.

I don't know how much you know about overclocking, but if you start to see "artifacts", like strange shapes that shouldn't be there, turn your speeds down about 10 Mhz for both core and memory, then advance each one individually until you find the culprit.



Message Edited on 11/03/0307:35PM by TD_Klondike