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Ok, I find this hard to believe, but I opened ATI Tool and it said 31 for the core clock and 183 for the mem clock.

i can push the core clock all the way up to 650 before it quits on me.

the mem clock can only get up to about 220 and i see it messing up on the screen.

i have no experience whatsoever in overclocking video cards, so can someone help me here?
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umm why a R100 based product to begin with?
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Ok, I find this hard to believe, but I opened ATI Tool and it said 31 for the core clock and 183 for the mem clock.

i can push the core clock all the way up to 650 before it quits on me.

the mem clock can only get up to about 220 and i see it messing up on the screen.

i have no experience whatsoever in overclocking video cards, so can someone help me here?
Here is some info on your gpu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon_R100 , its quite old so support for it might be limited. If ATItool is working for it I would go slow or try "find max" option for the core and the memory and then set them a little lower for each and watch your temps but do each seperately. ATItool has temp monitoring if your card supports it and that will help you to not push it to hard. The cards older architecure will limit you to what games you can play, I still have an AIW version of your card but I don't use it anymore but that card was a real good one in its day. It could play mame arcade emulator just great and D3D titles just fine at least older ones "Age of Empires" comes to mind.
    
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umm why a R100 based product to begin with?
It was free, so why not? It has DVI S-Video and DSub.

My question is why can I push the core speed up to twenty times it original speed before it locks up and I can only push the memory up about a tenth of it's original speed?

also, what good is overclocking it to 600mhz gonna do for me?
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Actually you will get more from the core being overclocked than the memory. Bench your card with 3dmark03 before overclocking, then after and see what performance gains you get from the overclock. http://www.futuremark.com/download/3dmark03/ Also your core might not be recognizing right as I don't think the core is that low. Try ATItraytools http://www.guru3d.com/article/atitraytools/189/ and see what it says. ATItraytools might give you more options like memory timing settings.
    
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i somehow doubt that you are actually pushing the core to 600MHz, even if thats what it says it is, ati tool is not optimized for those OLD OLD cards, so maybe its not really ocing it. i mean really think about that percentage increase...does that look even reasonably feasible to you??
    
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You are def not overclocking the core from 30 to 600... the card would explode lol. What is the core supposed to be at for stock?
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idk idk.... that is why i am here people

umm twenty times the original clock, i can understand what you are saying. that is why i asked the question. hah
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You are def not overclocking the core from 30 to 600... the card would explode lol. What is the core supposed to be at for stock?
OOO! That would be cool. How can I go about making it explode??
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oh and I downloaded that ATI Tray Tools, and it just resets my computer when I start the program. No warning, just 'click' and the screen is black and a few seconds later the motherboard will POST.

So that didn't work...
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