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Old 01-12-2005, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have two question.

#1 - I have bought what I though was a ATI Radeon 7200 64meg video card, but when I ran the ATIinfo on the card the information I received is that this card is a 32 MB DDR SGRAM / SDRAM. Could this be correct? Could I have just be rip off by this mom and pop computer store? Is there another software that I can run that will provide me some info on this video card? I just want to see if they match up with the same information, so that I can provide this to them if I have to take it back to them.

#2 - As I said I have a ATI Radeon 7200 (hopefully 64meg, like I was told), I have installed all the current driver and Catalyst software. I've also install RAGE3D Tweaking software. Now I need to know just from experance from anyone here, what would be a safe limit to overclocking this type of card? Both the Core and the Memory are set to 164.25 Mzh. How much can I incease this card too?

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Old 01-12-2005, 10:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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RADEON® 7200
Experience the excitement of 64MB of 3D graphics power.
The RADEON® 7200 features rapid 32-bit color 3D graphics, advanced 3D technology and robust T&L engine for graphic realism. ATI's CHARISMA ENGINE™, HYPER Z™ and PIXEL TAPESTRY™ bring your images to life providing advanced graphics performance and processing capabilities.


* Powered by the RADEON® 7200 graphics processing unit (GPU)
* 64MB of powerful single data rate (SDR) memory
* Integrated Transformation, Clipping and Lighting (T&L)
* Accelerates today's top 3D games
* Industry leading video playback
* Supports 3D resolutions (32-bit color) up to 2048x1536
* AGP 2.0 Compliant BUS - AGP 2X (3.3V), AGP 4X (1.5V), or AGP2X/4X based systems
* Video-out option available for European customers
* Designed and manufactured by ATI
* Featuring CATALYST™ - ATI's industry-leading software suite with frequently scheduled free updates providing additional features and performance over the product's lifetime

Its 64bit rate, 32 memory.

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Old 01-12-2005, 10:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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OK you just confuse me. The advertisement says 64MB of powerful single data rate (SDR) memory, but Its 64bit rate, 32 memory. What am I missing here? The package says 64meg, but the software says 32meg. I know that 32 X 2 = 64. Would that be double rate insted of single rate? I know about memory on a mobo, and theirs all kinds of them running from single bit to double bit, DDR, PC2100Mzh and so on. But you just confuse me on that part. And what about overclocking? Do you know much about overclocking this video card?
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Old 01-12-2005, 10:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Take it back, If it only says 32 on the info. And on the box it says 64. Its not worth overclocking a card with 32mb vram on it.
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