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Well ill be getting the ram soon and then its ocing time!!!

I want to know how far i can increase the volts on the AGP b4 i blow my graphics (or worse, my mobo) up?

im going to be using riva tuner soon, and that will be good, but i want to change the volts also.


and also, im going to be getting a 9800 Pro soon. So how far can that go?

thanks. Unl33t
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You don't have any GPU cooling..? Hm, probably not that much unfortunately. I would google to find out what safe temperatures are for your card, and then monitor them as you up your memory and core clocks.
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No, i dont have any gpu cooling. I was thinking of getting something, but I wasnt sure if it was necessary. Obviously it is. what do you suggest?
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zf-900. get that. then look up volt mods for your specific card on google....
"mx440 volt mod"
without a good cooler stuff will go ker-put
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without a good cooler stuff will go ker-put
lol aint that the truth.
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I would not go for a VF900 but a cheaper cooling solution. My MX4400 had only a heatsink on it and worked fine when I had it. So at best I would suggest at best a VF700. Although I saw at some online stores that the difference in price is small between the 700 and 900. If its affordable then buy the 900 whic his better. I suggest you do avoid the one that are half aluminium since the are not that good.
    
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I would not go for a VF900 but a cheaper cooling solution. My MX4400 had only a heatsink on it and worked fine when I had it. So at best I would suggest at best a VF700. Although I saw at some online stores that the difference in price is small between the 700 and 900. If its affordable then buy the 900 whic his better. I suggest you do avoid the one that are half aluminium since the are not that good.
oh ok then. ill have a look around then.


I noticed that you have the x800 in your sig rig. are they good cards? im looking to get one, but im not sure how they perform.

im looking at the AGP x800GTO 256Mb version.

or mabey a x1650 PRO 512 Mb
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I have a 8800GTS now that u bought yesterday but did not update yet the profile. Anyway my X800 GTO is like one of the best cards I ever had! It was really stong. I had it overclocked to 600/600 which is small overclock. I was able to play fear with small problems in FPS and oblivion. The oblivion only went slow when I was changing areas and it was loading a lot. Anyway I highly suggest it! =3 I had Sapphire one rigged with a VF900. Used the latest omega drivers and worked very well. I do not know whats the price difference between the x800GTO and GTO2 but I know that you could unlock some extra pipelines or something and that would make it act like an X850XT. Check here http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/.../vidcard/127/1
    
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Well im looking to play F.E.A.R, NFS Carbon.... and of corse CS:S ... with my CPU/ram, do you think it will run ok?

**im getting 1Gb of corsair soon
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Quote:
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Well im looking to play F.E.A.R, NFS Carbon.... and of corse CS:S ... with my CPU/ram, do you think it will run ok?

**im getting 1Gb of corsair soon
Get something like a 6600GT, 6800 series card, X1600 series,

X800 only has SM2.0
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