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Old 04-08-2006, 09:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it bad to swtch clock speeds on my graphics card to higher when I play games and stock when I'm not?

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Old 04-08-2006, 09:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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why not just keep them the same higher speeds? kinda annoying to go back and switch the settings every time

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Old 04-09-2006, 07:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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there is no point in switching the clocks back down. it won't really give you any benefits. so its just simpler to leave the clock speeds up presuming you don't have overheating problems and if thats the case you definitely shouldn't overclock it to play games
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Old 04-09-2006, 11:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You do realize a video card has 2D and 3D clock frequencies, and when you are simply idling in windows in an environment that is not doing any heavy rendering instructions the core will revert to much slower 2D frequencies as the full power of the core is not needed

When you start up a game the core will revert back to 3D settings and speed up significantly
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Old 04-09-2006, 03:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Isn't it better to keep your video card alway's at the same speed? Also, aren't you supposed to keep the 2D and 3D the same?

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Old 04-09-2006, 03:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm assuming the 2D to 3D shift will be automatic. I use ATI tray tools and just switch profiles from "Original" to "Best."
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Old 04-09-2006, 03:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally posted by reggie_da_man
Isn't it better to keep your video card alway's at the same speed? Also, aren't you supposed to keep the 2D and 3D the same?
i don't know if your supposed to keep them the same since they aren't the same to begin with but i know your not supposed to overclock teh 2d since it doesn't give you any performance gains.

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