Overclocked 6600gt - is this it? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-18-2005, 02:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 342
Default Overclocked 6600gt - is this it?

I've overclocked my XFX 6600gt to 582MHz / 1.17 GHz. When i try to go higher and test, it says the test can't be performed properly. SO is this it? No more overclocking for me? Or can i increase the voltage to O.C higher? Thanks in advance....
__________________

__________________
INTEL PENTIUM 4 3.0 GHz
512kb L2 Cache S478/ Zalman 7000B-AlCu cooler
Antec Solution Series 3700AMB Case 350W
XFX GEFORCE 6800GS VF700-AlCu VGA cooler
ASUS P4P800-SE
1 GIG CORSAIR/1 GIG GEIL DDR400 PC3200
Benq Lightscribe 16x DVD ReWriter
SAMSUNG 1.44MB FLOPPY DRIVE
WESTERN DIGITAL 80GB 7200RPM 8MB CACHE HARD DRIVE
Philips 17\" MONITOR
LG 52X24X52 CD-RW
Logitech MX518 Optical Mouse
MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP HOME
MADWAD is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 02:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
Field Engineer
 
SHAWN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,697
Send a message via AIM to SHAWN
Default

Those are some nice numbers. Have you noticed a difference in game play at that setting?
__________________

__________________
A+, Network + , HP Certified Tech and MCP

Specs: AMD Phenom II X6 1095T, Asus M477TD, 8GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 1T, 128GB Crucial M4 SSD, ATi HD4650, W7, 27" HL272 Monitor
SHAWN is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 03:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
KorKwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 293
Default

Nice OC! It is possible to add voltage but I'm sure it requires a hardware modification. I don't think it's too complicated though. Google it! Oh, you may want to upgrade your stock cooling to something better like an all copper heatsink or watercooling.
__________________
It's not a race, unless it is a race.
KorKwin is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 03:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 342
Default

I've noticed a great improvement in gameplay actually, needless to say i'm very happy with it. I think this is where i'll stop O.C my 6600gt though, Hardware mod seems a little too much for my computer skills,lol. Yea, Korkwin i have a Zalman 700 alcu cooler on my 6600gt and i'm not concerned with my temps at all. anyways thanks guys for the advice.
__________________
INTEL PENTIUM 4 3.0 GHz
512kb L2 Cache S478/ Zalman 7000B-AlCu cooler
Antec Solution Series 3700AMB Case 350W
XFX GEFORCE 6800GS VF700-AlCu VGA cooler
ASUS P4P800-SE
1 GIG CORSAIR/1 GIG GEIL DDR400 PC3200
Benq Lightscribe 16x DVD ReWriter
SAMSUNG 1.44MB FLOPPY DRIVE
WESTERN DIGITAL 80GB 7200RPM 8MB CACHE HARD DRIVE
Philips 17\" MONITOR
LG 52X24X52 CD-RW
Logitech MX518 Optical Mouse
MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP HOME
MADWAD is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 04:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS
Default

That's basicly your limit

Powerstrip will probolly let you OC higher, but that's xtreme one shot overclocking
DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 04:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 342
Default

DJ-Chris, you have the same graphics card as me right? Whats your O.C?
__________________
INTEL PENTIUM 4 3.0 GHz
512kb L2 Cache S478/ Zalman 7000B-AlCu cooler
Antec Solution Series 3700AMB Case 350W
XFX GEFORCE 6800GS VF700-AlCu VGA cooler
ASUS P4P800-SE
1 GIG CORSAIR/1 GIG GEIL DDR400 PC3200
Benq Lightscribe 16x DVD ReWriter
SAMSUNG 1.44MB FLOPPY DRIVE
WESTERN DIGITAL 80GB 7200RPM 8MB CACHE HARD DRIVE
Philips 17\" MONITOR
LG 52X24X52 CD-RW
Logitech MX518 Optical Mouse
MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP HOME
MADWAD is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 05:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Nubius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600
Default

madwad, that's a good OC considering you aren't using ridiculous cooling methods and the fact you haven't done a voltage mod...which is the only thing that'd allow you to go any further.



Theres how you do it....you use a 10k variable resistor and solder each end to where it's pointing then using a multimeter, you check the voltages where it's pointed out.....

wouldn't particularly suggest it for you though unless you're feeling brave/drunk/insane
Nubius is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 05:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,013
Send a message via AIM to DJ-CHRIS
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by MADWAD
DJ-Chris, you have the same graphics card as me right? Whats your O.C?
I got up to something like 598 \ 1200

But I run it much much lower because the card was acting a bit weird, it was stable but didnt get enough voltage. I couldnt see a big enough score difference to warrant keeping it at those speeds

Right now it's 566 \ 1.13
DJ-CHRIS is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 09:37 PM   #9 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 342
Default

Just thought of something......Would using a different forceware driver allow me to O.C higher? I'm currently using 76.41 beta......
__________________
INTEL PENTIUM 4 3.0 GHz
512kb L2 Cache S478/ Zalman 7000B-AlCu cooler
Antec Solution Series 3700AMB Case 350W
XFX GEFORCE 6800GS VF700-AlCu VGA cooler
ASUS P4P800-SE
1 GIG CORSAIR/1 GIG GEIL DDR400 PC3200
Benq Lightscribe 16x DVD ReWriter
SAMSUNG 1.44MB FLOPPY DRIVE
WESTERN DIGITAL 80GB 7200RPM 8MB CACHE HARD DRIVE
Philips 17\" MONITOR
LG 52X24X52 CD-RW
Logitech MX518 Optical Mouse
MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP HOME
MADWAD is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 09:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,220
Default

OCing is card-dependant, not driver-dependant in any way

however, there are some drivers that perform better than others, so just take few popular ones that people use and test all of them(under the same conditions) and see what results you get
__________________

__________________


Quote:
I don\'t play for fun, I play to win and winning is fun.
diabloII is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.