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I recently upgraded my PC drastically from a 266mhz FSB motherboard and processor and if you look at my current specs need I say more? Anyways, I am curious to know what you think I can squeeze out of this rig safely assuming I have decent airflow but stock cooling on everything (for now). I would also like to know what I should use to get my graphics card to shine its best. If you need more information just ask and I will provide. The current OS is XP Pro SP2. Thanks!


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You system looks great! On an aftermarket cooler you would be able to go up to around 2.7-2.8, I'm not sure about stock though. 2.4-5ish? You should be safe as long as temps dont go higher than 55C.

EDIT: When you say "shine your graphics card", do you mean an aftermarket cooler, or speeds you can get overclocking it?
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Originally Posted by xiongboi_91 View Post
EDIT: When you say "shine your graphics card", do you mean an aftermarket cooler, or speeds you can get overclocking it?
Not sure what I can do about aftermarket cooling since this card is such a beast other than rigging the SLI bracket fan I have over the top of the card lol. I mainly meant in the sense of OCing it =)

Thank you for your quick response by the way. I am at work and bored as hell lol.
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On stock cooling, I'd say you can get to 2.3 - 2.5GHz, since Brisbanes OC pretty good on stock voltages. I wouldn't raise the vcore until you get a better cooler though.

And once you have better cooling, you could easily reach the 3.0GHz+ mark.
    
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Originally Posted by DisillusionedMorals View Post
Not sure what I can do about aftermarket cooling since this card is such a beast other than rigging the SLI bracket fan I have over the top of the card lol. I mainly meant in the sense of OCing it =)

Thank you for your quick response by the way. I am at work and bored as hell lol.
Well, I've read about peoples pushing over 100Mhz on those babies.
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After reading some threads I see that ATI tool seems to be the prog to use when overclocking video cards so I will download it and see what I can safely tweak without starting a fire =)

If anyone has any suggestions for good cooling along with price ranges it would be greatly appreciated!!!
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post #7 of 8
Best tip is to go slow(small increases to Mhz at slowing as you go higher and only uping the volts at the smallest when needed to)) and test often to make sure your temps never go over what you want them to and that there stable.

I only say that because what we might tell you what you could get your chip could maybe not be able to do that

sure you also ready seen this

http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ing-guide.html
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Best tip is to go slow(small increases to Mhz at slowing as you go higher and only uping the volts at the smallest when needed to)) and test often to make sure your temps never go over what you want them to and that there stable.
I completely agree but for now I think I will stick with stock until I get some better cooling lol I don't really have the funds to replace anything right now =)

Thank you all for your responses!!!
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