Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › Any point in trying to OC a GT220?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Any point in trying to OC a GT220?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
I recently had my GTX 260 fail after around three and a half years of working great. So Ive been using a backup GT220 I had in another PC to do small stuff like browsing and watching movies.

Ive been trying it out in a few different games. Mainly Eve Online and a few steam games like CS:S. It works ok on the lower settings. Much better then i actually thought it was capable of. But I am starting to wonder if it has any potential to get better performance with a small overclock.

Has another ever tried to overclock a GT 220 and is it even worth doing?
Budget Setup
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-4170 Asus M5a97 R2.0 PowerColor HD 7870 PCS Tahiti LE 8GB Patriot Viper DDR3 1600 Mhz  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Western Digital Caviar Green 7200RPM 1TB Western Digital 500 GB 7200 RPM  2x LG GH22NS30 (SATA) 22x DVD +/- RW Dual Layer Windows 7 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH242H Razer Tarantula Thermaltake TR2 600W Antec 1200 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Razer Exact-Mat Asus Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
Budget Setup
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-4170 Asus M5a97 R2.0 PowerColor HD 7870 PCS Tahiti LE 8GB Patriot Viper DDR3 1600 Mhz  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Western Digital Caviar Green 7200RPM 1TB Western Digital 500 GB 7200 RPM  2x LG GH22NS30 (SATA) 22x DVD +/- RW Dual Layer Windows 7 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH242H Razer Tarantula Thermaltake TR2 600W Antec 1200 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Razer Exact-Mat Asus Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4

No.

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Oh. I see.
Budget Setup
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-4170 Asus M5a97 R2.0 PowerColor HD 7870 PCS Tahiti LE 8GB Patriot Viper DDR3 1600 Mhz  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Western Digital Caviar Green 7200RPM 1TB Western Digital 500 GB 7200 RPM  2x LG GH22NS30 (SATA) 22x DVD +/- RW Dual Layer Windows 7 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH242H Razer Tarantula Thermaltake TR2 600W Antec 1200 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Razer Exact-Mat Asus Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
Budget Setup
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-4170 Asus M5a97 R2.0 PowerColor HD 7870 PCS Tahiti LE 8GB Patriot Viper DDR3 1600 Mhz  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Western Digital Caviar Green 7200RPM 1TB Western Digital 500 GB 7200 RPM  2x LG GH22NS30 (SATA) 22x DVD +/- RW Dual Layer Windows 7 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH242H Razer Tarantula Thermaltake TR2 600W Antec 1200 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Razer Exact-Mat Asus Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
Never overclocked a 220, but I've overclocked a 520 which is practically the same thing and I'd say it's worth it. Testing 6 different cards I had no problem bumping up the core from 810Mhz to 1050Mhz, and IIRC the performance increase was around 10-15% without any measurable increase in heat. If you're stuck with a low end card for the time being, you might as well grab what extra speed you can get IMO.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: NVIDIA
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › Any point in trying to OC a GT220?