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Old 01-01-2006, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK. I just got this card and I'm ready to OC it....I think. How far do you guys think I can go on stock cooling? What would be too hot? Right now it runs between 35C-40C. Also, should I just use RivaTuner, or should I download some drivers (such as ForceWare or Detonator)? I just downloaded RivaTuner and am going to see what I can do with that, then run 3D Mark03 and see what I get (and check my temps).
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yeah ummm

i dont think that cards gonna oc very well....

also the stock speeds would be a nice hint on how high youll be able to take it. And yes i am that lazy
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Old 01-01-2006, 11:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if i were you i would use the coolbits registry mod but just make sure that the temps are good while you are playing games because gpu's go into a different mode when you are playing games which runs at a faster frequency settings.
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Silly me, forgot to put the standard speeds

OK, it runs at 250/400 stock. I just upped it to 300/475 on 2D using RivaTuner (which I'm really starting to like ) and saw a 1C change in temp.....I was going to try it and then run 3D Mark 03, but I figured I'd better see what the temps are when I run that program, so I have something to compare to.....

I'll have to run it tomorrow though, my mom's yelling at me already....
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im surprised you got it that far.

Yes lets try a bench, unfortunately i have a bad feeling your going to get artifacts
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I have the same card. The only reason I have it is because it cost $45 and it's something to get me going until I get something like the 6600GT. I read a review on the FX5500 and they said it only overclocked like 10 MHz or something pathetic like that. You'll probably get artifacts in your 3D benchmarks with clocks that high.
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lol whatch him prove us wrong, im curious as to what the results are
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PCI video cards OC like crap, and you will not see any performance difference because the PCI bottleneck is so big (well actually small :P).
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Yeah your card is hopeless on the ocing part but you wouldnt get much performance anyway with celeron D
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PCI video cards OC like crap, and you will not see any performance difference because the PCI bottleneck is so big (well actually small :P).
It's an AGP card.
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