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Old 10-30-2005, 10:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so whats up.

I have a back-up Dell in case anything goes wrong with my build I have right now. The Dell has one 120mm case fan, which a shaft over it that directs air over the HS/CPU. Now my Radeon sits to the right of the fan, of which the 9550 has no cooling. Now if I were to use ATI Tool and let it auto-detect max core and frequency, could I do that and then link it to RadLinker? I figured it would be a cool project I could try. For example, yesterday before I went to bed I got it to 319mhz core, 250mhz memory before I aborted it. Now that is from stock 250/200. Would I be ok if I let ATI Tool do it for me?

Oh and BTW, I have ATI's SoftModded Catalyst 5.10 Drivers.
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Old 10-30-2005, 10:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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First question. If you have a machine like in your sig what are you doing messing w/ a dell? Second question, why in the world would you over clock a radeon 9550? Third questions, why would you try it w/out any proper cooling. Get some aftermarket cooling (if you can) and mount that on there first then try OCing it.
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1. Read the post carefully, please.

2. Again in the post, "I figured it would be a cool project I could try"

3. It's a Dell.
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Old 10-30-2005, 12:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I understand you using it as a backup but i dont see how it woud be cool. I guess to see the performance increase? Make it a real project. Do you have any older CPU heatsinks laying around?
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get a watercooling kit sey up in your dell/sarcasm
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Old 10-31-2005, 03:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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get an old cpu heatsink and stick it on ur 9550 somone did it and they got good temps. then oc or just get a room fan open up ur case and have that blowing in :P (a friend did this for like 4 days after his cpu fan died rofl)
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