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Old 04-13-2005, 06:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question VGA Silencer VS. Zalman FV-700

Hey everyone,
I have an Ati Radeon 9800 Pro (128MB), build by Ati, and I wanted to overclock it to XT speeds, I have a few questions though . I asked this question before, and I got mixed results. What is the best cooler for the price of a Zalman FV-700 and under for my Radeon 9800 Pro, and which one is better the VGA silencer series, or the Zalman (post links of comparisons if you can), and also, what are the benefits of flashing the bios to an XT version? Is it true that I will be able to read the temperatures on the card (because currently I cannot), and lastly, what are the dangers of flashing the bios to XT version?

One more thing, I understand that if I raise the CPU FSB too much, the AGP and PCI is raised too, and this is not good as far as I understand, my motherboard doesn't isolate the FSB as far as I know, so if I overclock the video card, would the PCI and CPU go up too? Like a reverse effect?

I know this is a lot of questions, but any help would be appreciated.
Current System Specifications:
Motherboard-->MSI-VIA KT4v
CPU -->AMD Athlon XP 2100
RAM -->512MB of PC2700
Hard Drive -->WD 40 G-2MB Cache, and WD 80 G-8MB Cache
Video Card -->ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
Case -->Antec Performence 2 (full-tower)
Power Supply-->Antec SmartPower 400Watt
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