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Overclocking Geforce FX 5200

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Since I can't afford a new computer(or GPU) I decided I would try to overclock my current GPU. I googled it and found this site. I poked around the Nvidia Drivers and found a clock settings panel so I turned on overclocking and the default settings were:

[EDIT]
The card is a Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 128MB AGP Model (MSI Brand)

Passive Cooling(No Fan or Water Cooling)
[/EDIT]

Core Clock frequency:
250 MHz

Memory Clock frequency:
800 MHz

I was able to over clock to using the Detect Optimal Frequencies:

Core Clock frequency:
306 MHz

Memory Clock frequency:
907 MHz

But 3DMark 2001 SE kept crashing so I lowered it down to:

Core Clock frequency:
296 MHz

Memory Clock frequency:
873 MHz

After reading some of the other posts I noticed people were only getting frequencies of about:

Core Clock frequency:
260 MHz

Memory Clock frequency:
430 MHz

Is this an error or do I need to restart my comp after changing the settings?

Note: This is through the Clock Frequency Settings Panel of the Nvidia Drivers.
post #2 of 8
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I could not get my PNY Fx5200 to O/c well at all. And this was only about 2 months ago...
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post #4 of 8
thats fairly normal actully

also after the 85 drivers it doubles the mem clock your only really getting 436 on the mem and normal is 400.
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That makes sense so it's not really at 875-900 MHz it is half?
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yes
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Thanks
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no problem, the easiest way to get more from that FX 5200 is a volt mod, but you need a better cooler, the one of the FX5600 or a nice zalman would do it, because you can volt mod the core to work at 5200Ultra spec.
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