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Old 09-29-2004, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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With stability in mind how far past the default settings could i push my Radeon 9600 pro? Default speeds 398.3 (core) 297.0 (mem). If cooling is an issue, i have a exaust slot fan below my vid card.

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Old 09-30-2004, 12:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hmmm.. well what you'd want to go is take those numbers up little by little and everytime u take them up run a demanding 3d process like 3d mark or something... u know uve pushed it too far when u get errors or artifacts on 3d mark.. hope i helped.. but u shud wait for a cpl of more opinions before u go for it
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What software utility do you suggest for my video card to change the settings?
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Use ATi Tool to overclock.

I would recommend changing the cooling device as you won't be able to push it very far using the stock heatsink/fan.

Keep in mind that you will not be able to increase the memory's frequency very high without VRAM heatsinks, or something similar.
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What type of heatsink or fan would you recomend for my video card?
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Use the one in my specs.
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I am assuming that this takes up a pci slot, right?
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One more question, when you oc your video card every one says to clock it up a few Mhz at a time and look for artifacts when it has reached the peak. What exactly am i looking for when this occurs? Is it in the benchmarking software or what? Can some one describe this for me?

I have looked at the settings for my card and the core is at 397 and the memory is at 296, is this right? Every review I look at the memory is always higher.
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