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Old 07-07-2006, 12:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
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thats wat im getting at 2
OCing is not easy
...Unless your're not worried about breaking something. If you have the money. Just mess around with it for a while. You'll eventually get it.
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Old 07-07-2006, 12:15 AM   #12 (permalink)
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...Unless your're not worried about breaking something. If you have the money
theres the problem
i am worried about breaking somehting and
i am a teenager i dont have that sort of cash lying aroung
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Old 07-07-2006, 12:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
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the x1900xt is overclockable as well...
It also has Dual-Slot cooling and costs $70 more.

If you compare the high overclocks of both cards, they end up around the same. Note that a 7900GTX is slightly faster than a X1900XTX, and that an overclocked 7900GT KO SC surpasses a 7900GTX by quite a bit. You'd have to overclock the X1900XT a fair amount to get it up to the 7900GT's level. Yes, its that good.

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yeh but not everyone is confident enough to OC and also that requires better cooling, and if your isnt adequate then u hav to shell out again
If someone isn't confident enough to move a little slider from left to right, then that sucks for them. You don't always need better cooling when overclocking. Even if you do, a $30 aftermarket cooler isn't going to take the price of your videocard up to that of the next best thing.

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OCing is not easy
You obviously haven't overclocked then.

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i am a teenager i dont have that sort of cash lying aroung
Same with me, and yet I held the record for the highest overclock of my processor on this forum for a while, before people with more money moved on to bigger and better things.
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Old 07-07-2006, 12:27 AM   #14 (permalink)
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OCing is easy to do. But being good is hard. I think that's what he was getting at there.

BTW, what was the "highest overclock" you had?
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Old 07-07-2006, 12:32 AM   #15 (permalink)
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You dont need to be good to move a video cards clock slider over some. If i was a n00b id rather save and move my little slider before my warranty is up and learn and get better.
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Old 07-07-2006, 12:32 AM   #16 (permalink)
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you're talking as if overclocking potential is guaranteed.
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Actually now that I think about it, it was second-highest. 3200+ @ 2.7Ghz. That was way back when people on here actually had 3200+s. They've all moved up since then. I think only Gaara had it higher with a 2.8Ghz OC. But he got one of the earlier, better ones, so no fair. :P

Since then, I've got it as high as 2.85Ghz stable, with 55*C load. I don't run that 24/7 though. Its 2.6 for 24/7.

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you're talking as if overclocking potential is guaranteed.
It is the extreme exception when a very nice overclock in not obtainable.

But not overclocking at all, inexcusable in my opinion.
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On a 7900GT most is.
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