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This is my first post so bare with me. This is my own personal way, alot others may use it but, the way i got taught was alot different. Well here it goes. Before we start just thought i'd say, don't hold me responisible for what may happen when you start to overclock. I'm gonna try my best to give you the easiest & safest way to overclock but its technology and they do what they want in the end.

Also if your new to overclocking or graphics cards here is a little something to kick start your understanding.

Core clock is the clock used by the GPU, i.e. the graphics chip.

Memory clock is the clock used on the communication between the GPU and the memory chips.

Performance is reflected by both clocks.



First of all you will 2 programs.

ATITool - HomePage - Download

RivaTuner - HomePage - Download


And the latest nvidia drivers.

Click Here


Once you've install both ATITool & RivaTuner we now can start to overclock.

Load up RivaTuner you be presented with this





Next you will want to click on Customize... Arrow - Then click the Graphics Card Icon System Settings





When you first load it up, RivaTuner will display your default clock speeds (or unless you've overclocked using something else)




From this point, don't try overclocking just yet. You will now need to load up ATITool. Once you've loaded up ATITool you don't need to play with it until you start overclocking. If your GPU Tempature is higher than 50c idle, then i suggest you get some better cooling before you overclock.



Right we can now start to overclock.




1) Click Enable drive-level hardware overclocking ( Make sure you've selected Performance 3D from the drop down list.



2) Click on Detect Now (You don't really need to reboot, but you can if you want)



Right this is where you now start to overclock.



You can start to move the slider across on the Core Clock first, remember with the Core Clock you might want to increase the MHz by 5 each time. When you've done this click Test and if everything is alright, click Apply.



Once you've increased the MHz this is where ATITool comes into place.




To make sure your graphics card is okay click on Scan for Artifcats and let it run for 10 seconds or so. If you get a error it'll say Delta in such numbers in such area, this is where the graphics card can't go no further and it produces errors.



Now with Memory Clock you can increase the MHz by 10. You do the same with what you did with the Core Clock overclocking with checking for artifacts. Remember to swap from overclocking the core & memory, so start with the Core increase by 5 then check to make sure there isn't no artifacts, then overclock the memory and check that. Keep doing it this way, until you can't go no further.



That's all you really need to know. Also if you a FAN on your heatsink, then you can increase how fast the fan spins by clicking the Fan Tab on RivaTuner.



The higher you increase the MHz on both Core & Memory you might want to increase on how long you leave the Scanning For Artifacts duration on for.



Note: Your GPU Temp will increase dramaticly when Scanning for artifacts don't worry about this to much, if you scanning for artifacts more than 15 secs, let the temp drop down to a reasonable temp before scanning again.

Also, click Save on RivaTuner to save the overclocking settings, if you don't save it, then when you restart it will go back to default and will have to overclock it manually again.




That's about it really, just be careful.

Thanks, empty9091
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nice guide, good effort. I sense a bunch of people will be using this. Rep +
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Thanks for the guide
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Thanks for the guide
nice guide 4 teh noobs rep
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cool, I just used ATITool for my oc, thanks all the same for this..
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Nice guide, but does anyone knows where to get ATItool for vista 64-bit if it even exists xD
/edit i got it working now atleast the artifact screen is working lol. But when I watch the temperatures in Everest i got 3 temperatures:

-GPU:46
-GPU Envoirement: 43
-GPU diode: 51

Which is the one to look at?
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Nice guide... now I'm gonna see how far a can push my PCX5900
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nice guide. but why use atitool and rivatuner? i just use atitool and it works fine for me
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well with my experience just a lone running atitools my tempeture jumped from 40c to 50c with atitools running
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great guide for us noobs, thanks! reppage for you
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