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Old 06-16-2005, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey, just wanting to know a bit about oc'ing. i have been told that it can seriously reduce the life of your hardware. i have a dell system, so i cannot oc the processor, as i cannot change the fsb or the multiplier in the BIOS, but i can oc the GPU core and memory. i have ATITool, but am a bit scared to use it. my GPU has no fan, just a small heat sink. how easily will it overheat?

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p4 3.00Ghz ht
512Mb DDR2 RAM
ATI X300SSE 128Mb
Dell mobo
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Old 06-16-2005, 12:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i did try once, just a 10Mhz increase on both, and the GPU got quite hot so i got scared and set it back to defaults. since then i have installed a case fan on the back on my pc just above the graphics card, but i dont know how much difference it will make
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If you have adequate case cooling, you will be fine. Just go in small increments of 5 to 10 mhz at a time and monitor the temps.
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Old 06-16-2005, 02:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yea only problem is that i have speedfan but i can only get the harddrive temp. i dont think the hardware monitoring chip is compatible. the cpu fan does speed up and slow down on its own under load tho...
i only know the gpu was hot coz i had the case open and i put my hand near it.
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hey man i use ati tool for my 9500 pro and i overclock it like crazy
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watch out for those artifacts tho!!
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