Originally posted by MADWAD
I'm in the process of overclocking my XFX 6600gt agp(please no comments regarding this card please) with coolbits 2. It seems easy enough but i have a few questions.
1- the settings were set at 300MHz and 900GHz, why? It seems really low..... (i'm using forceware 76.41)
2- When i "Detect optimal setings" it cranks it up to 560MHz and 1.12 GHZ. Should i trust this? or should i just do it manually?
3- When i look at "temperature settings" it's 43 C for gpu core and 33 C ambient temp at idle. I'm think that temp is fine but what can i expect temperature wise when i run games like doom 3 and so on? (it's not going to skyrocket up to 80C or 90C right?) also ( i have 3 fans in my case)
4- I know overclocking voids the warrenty but what kind of real damage am i doing to the card with the optimal settings or lower?
(higher then the default settings though)
5- can anyone(explain to me) or give me a link to what else i should do performance wise with coolbits 2 rather than just changing the clock frequencies?
I would really appreciate any help with regards to the questions above. Thank You
I have a really nice OC on my 6600GT, i have had 2 AGP XFX ones soo far. I am pretty sure I can push up for the fastest AGP 6600GT
1: Those are the 2d clockspeeds, alot of programs detect them
2: Detect are OK for a nice OC. I get about the same detect, but I have had my card up to 597 / 1.2 GHZ
3: Dont worry about temps, these things run hot, I wouldnt worry till your temps go above 90, I ran at 80.
4: Overclocking does void the warranty, however they have no clue if you do it or not really. You are highly dammaging your card by OC'ing it by drasticly lowering the lifespan. However it will still last until the thing is worth 10$ even with a pretty high OC.
5: Coolbits 2 is the overclocking thing intergrated into the driver right? I have my card at stock right now
until I get my audio bug fixed as well as making sure bad memory refrences are only caused by using FRAPS
I have RMA'ed a card I highly OC'ed and they didnt know. However I didnt break it by overclocking, I swear :bald:
EDIT: *Shakes fist at Nubius*