old technology yes, but in saving up for a car and a new Tippman marker, I can't really invest into my pc hobby all that much anymore.. so, I've gone into overclocking this thing to its full potential!
Alright, so I have a 256mb sapphire 9600xt, stock speeds are 500/300. I popped out the dinky stock fan and replaced it with a decent Vantec Iceberq5 copper heatsink/fan combo (with copper ramsinks)...
[Note: I figured that since the copper heatsink solution is better than any stock aluminum solution, that I'll be able to recycle my Iceberq5 with whatever card I upgrade to in the future]
...and I've been able to overclock the already overclocked card to 540/325 with the same stock voltage (I'm hoping to learn how to volt mod it so that I can get enough juice to overclock it further). Idle, the card run at 34 degrees core and 37 in environment and in load it will reach about 47/48 on heavy load, which is seriously not bad at all.
In ATI tool, I noticed that not only can you tweak the frequencies but the memory timings as well:
I've done my fair ammount of research on this and found jack ****.. Considering what I have, can anyone point me in the right direction as to where to start in terms of modifying my memory timings for my 9600xt? Thanks in advance for any help.