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Old 06-14-2005, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an older system that I just purchased a video card for. Up till now I had been using the onboard video. After installing it I noticed it acting a little odd. I checked with tech support for the card and they determined my psu was not enough for the new card. I found another psu through a co worker no problem. The thing is he said that I should back my video card off a bit as it is overclocked.
These are my specs:

VIA VT8601T Appollo PLE 133T
Biostar M6VLQ
celeron 1.3 Ghz.
192mb SDRAM
NVIDIA Geforce FX 5500 OC
Win 98SE

Should I in fact slow the card down and if so just how do I go about getting to it?
Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 06-14-2005, 10:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what is its stock speeds and what did u put it to.

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Old 06-14-2005, 10:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Umm, the manufacturer overclocked it. I'm sure they tested it and ensured that it was properly cooled, so you should'nt have to worry.
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The stock speed is 270mhz but it is supposed to be set to 290mhz. This was done by the manufacturer.
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