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Old 08-22-2006, 11:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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ahh idk...I just want to tweak it.

About to OC my CPU and GPU...stay tuned! lol.
This works great to oc video card:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloadge...1c5f664e0110f7
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Okay...I got that..but I have the old drivers because the new ones tunr my fan on FULL in every game. How come I cant OC my 7900GT past 550? It won't let me set it that high....please help. Do i need the newer drivers?
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Get the Newest Nvidia Omega Drivers. http://downloads.guru3d.com/download...766efcc84db3a1
I never liked Rivatuner since it doesnt tell you in numbers if its artifacting. Theres got to be some other program!
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and it limits your OC due to your drivers. but new drivers = loud fan. If i can turn that off and the limit goes away...then boooya.
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At this point, there's really not a lot of good 'bang-for-your-buck' upgrades you can do. Anything you do is going to be a minor visible improvement.

However, if you insist on upgrading, I have a few upgrades in mind. From most drastic to least:

1) 2nd 7900GT
2) WD Raptor + 2GB RAM
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4) 2GB RAM

The Raptor wasn't mentioned but it most certainly helps when used for your OS and other hungry apps (Photoshop, games, etc).
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since next year is the release of vista and not to mention directx10 and a bunch of direct x 10 native video cards.. you mine aswell keep with what you have until next year.

I voted for another gig of ram because thats the only thing that would set the rig up for the futur and leave everything else open for other parts.
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2nd gb of ram is a lot cheaper than the other upgrades mentioned.. you can probably do 2 of the cheaper ones... anyways.. the 2nd gig of ram seems most important right now. but if this is for 5months down the road (i assume due to incoming money..christmas maybe? ) then i wouldn't even be thinking about it right now since the computer world is gonna drastically change... and prices are gonna be all over the place... with the impending release of 2 gpus, 1 or 2 cpus, and even an OS.. impossible to predict what best to get now.. so wait till you're ready to upgrade, with w/e monies you're willing to part with, then make a decision based on the current facts.
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mmmm..I'm not planning around christmas so much, more like my tax return and payment for next semester of college lol. But I think I have a plan to tweak my pc for only a few more bucks...

Arctic Silver 5 = OC 3800 X2 to 2.2 - 2-6GHz maybe

80/120MM Fan = Blow on 7900GT

Somehow get the new drivers to work with my 7900GT W/O autofan control...I put on the new drivers last night and omg...the fans went on automatically when i started annnny game and boy is it LOUD. I would like the new drivers too because riva won't let my OC any higher than 550 on the core. I gained like 7 fps in FEAR already so I want more! lol.

A 2nd GB of ram would probably be purchased in the next few months, oct/nov. That would reduce those harsh stutters when you enter a new area or turn around really fast in most games.
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Um..how about buying aftermarket HS/F's for your GPU and CPU, that way you can OC them without problems...

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I already found the max OC (hit artifacting at 550 core) and its not loading too hot. Im running the old drivers too so the fan doesnt kick into 100%...soooo

Results:

Core 550MHz
Mem 390MHz

Idle 54C
Load 77C

Low/Quiet Fan Speeds
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