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Hey guys

it will be a while before i can get my new GPU (8800GT) and i was wanting to overclock this a bit to help keep up with a few games in vista.


here is GPUZ



i have ATI tool and Rivatuner, if that helps... I dont know much when it comes to overclocking Vcards

any help apreciated

TIA
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I dont think you can get a lot out of that card but just for kicks use rivatuner to overclock it. test it and run 3dmark06. if there are no artifacts and the temp is ok then your good.
You can also run ati tool for artifacts and monitor your temps.

Have you tested playing games w/ that card?
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Yeah. OC'ing the card's pretty useless.
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post #4 of 15
that 5.1gb/s memory bandwidth is what's killing you, so it's really only worth overclocking the memory. for comparison, my 9600xt from 5 years ago had 9.6gb/s. since it's DDR2, you're not gonna have much leeway, but it's worth a shot.
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I dont think you can get a lot out of that card but just for kicks use rivatuner to overclock it. test it and run 3dmark06. if there are no artifacts and the temp is ok then your good.
You can also run ati tool for artifacts and monitor your temps.

Have you tested playing games w/ that card?
im having issues with riva tuner and overclocking , does anybody have any tips?
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dbl post ... sry

just noticed this.. the MSI settings under display properties show the memory at 800Mhz.. but GPU-Z shows 400!?

who do you think is right here n

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Yes its ok 400 or 800. OC only 3D Clocks.
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Yes its ok 400 or 800. OC only 3D Clocks.
but if i dont do 2d , GPU-Z does not register the overclock
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what your 3dmark06 score

use ati tool or rivatuner
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what your 3dmark06 score

use ati tool or rivatuner

ATI tool wont work and riva tuner wont either .

ill test 3dmark06 now...
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