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Old 02-05-2002, 03:57 PM
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Overclocking yes or no?

I was thinking of overclocking my video card which I have heard it does great up to 200mhz. I was wondering if anyone has done this and if so do you know any good utlities?

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Old 02-05-2002, 08:09 PM
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Yeah, I highly recommend overclocking as long as you have the right hardware. Its a great way to get a bit more for your buck.

I run my c600 @ 900mhz and my Geforce 2 GTS at 250/400mhz (from 200/333), well above spec on both counts, and overall a huge performance increase.

Good luck, and if you tell me what card you have, I can recommend the best software to overclock it with.
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Old 02-05-2002, 08:31 PM
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I have a P2 350 right now and can go up to a p3 933 on my board. my video card is a Diamond viper v770 tnt2 32mb i clocked up to 200mhz tonight and it di'nt work right so it is now at 190 and sdram is at 243 works pretty good how fast could i go on my cpu?
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Old 02-05-2002, 08:40 PM
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The p2 350 wasnt the greatest of overclockers, but it was made from the same wafers as the 450 I think, so speeds close to 500 might be attainable with a little cooling, 400 - 450 without.

Remember, you cant change the mulitplier on these chips, so you'll have to modify your bus speed to get the speeds you want.

As long as you have a few choices between 100 and 133 (bus)just move on up a few mhz at a time and run some tests until it starts crashing, 400 should be well within reach.

As far as video cards go, its the ram that makes the most difference, so get that as high as you can. for Nvidia(GF2, TNT2 etc) I'd use NVmax or Powerstrip. Good luck.
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Old 02-05-2002, 09:07 PM
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yes my board will go to the 133 bus no problem i just have to find a slot 1 chip at a good price. I have the v770 at 200/240 and 200/243 is max
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Old 02-05-2002, 09:11 PM
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Your best bet is the p3-450, it will run at 133bus, 600mhz 90% of the time without a problem. Also its pre-coppermine, so its slot-1, though it may be difficult to find. But as long as you have many choices between 100 and 133, like 110, 115, etc, then any chip should give you at least 10% increase.
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Old 02-05-2002, 11:36 PM
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If overclocking video card, just make sure it has adequate cooling, and go up in little increments at a time until it destabilizes, then go back in speed until it stabilizes.

If overclockign your CPU, then make sure you have proper cooling and ventilation, a proper large heatsink with the right kind of thermal grease inbetween the processor and the heatsink. Up the computer's BUS speed until the processor is not stable, then back off until it is stable. IF you want to go even higher, you can increase the voltage in little increments, but do not go too high. The preferable method is to leave the voltage at default levels, otherwise you can fry your processor.

I had my P3 750 slot 1 running @ 900 mhz for several months before it fried. Intel will replace it for me, but instead I bought a 950 Mhz AMD Athlon as my Motherboard blew out from a severe power surge that killed my backup battery too and a hard disk.

That was it for me with intel as I got the AMD processor and board for $150.00 and I was able to get my system back up and running for way less than replacing it with the intel processor.

Intel processor @ 950 would have been around $200 or so, and a new board, like the one I had, with built in raid, would have been at least $150 just for the board. so I managesd to save a few hundred switching to AMD.

Only reason I switched is because I broke a customers AMD processor, and had to replace theirs, then AMD replaced the broken one for me as a one time swap, and so I just decided to go with it. I am very happy so far.

I wont be overclockign my system again as I have no need lately. I don't play games that much anymore, I mainly just use my computer for music, movies, videos, cd burning, DVD playing, web browsing, and e-mail now. But I can still play most games out anyway.

playing games isn't all about the cpu and memory, I was able to play Max Payne on a p2 400 with 512 megs of ram and a geforce 2 with perfectly acceptable framrates.

Ohh and Dan, if you are looking for a processor for a good deal, E-mail me and I will see what I can do to help you locate some good prices, I deal with many vendors of computer hardware, and some might have some lying around they will sell for cheap.

BTW, for less than $80 you can pickup a Geforce 2 MX 64MB with TV out, I've seen them myself.

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Old 02-05-2002, 11:49 PM
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Hey guys, I think a thread from NASA found it's way onto our board by mistake! What the hell are you two talking about. My clock hangs over my fireplace.

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Old 02-06-2002, 12:38 AM
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LOL Mr. Bill.

We are only talking about "Hot Rodding" our computers...

Overclocking = Running the CPU at higher than rated specs by the manufacturer.

If you need any more info, let me know, I have a wealth of computer knowledge... Its my job to know such things..

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Old 02-06-2002, 11:34 AM
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Alon,

Thanks for your offer to enlighten me. I guess I'm still working at the Texaco station on the information superhighway!

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Old 02-06-2002, 04:37 PM
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thanks ashman I will email you.

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