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post #1 of 10
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Here's my specces: (Aiming for increase in gaming, if i can overclock something else, tell me)
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System Information
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Time of this report: 4/13/2009, 13:15:06
Machine name: HOME
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.080814-1236)
Language: English (Regional Setting: Lithuanian)
System Manufacturer: FOXCON
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 589MB used, 2381MB available
Windows Dir: C:\\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: ASUS Extreme AX550 Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: RADEON X300 (0x5B60)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\\PCI\\VEN_1002&DEV_5B60&SUBSYS_01201043&REV_0 0
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6542 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 5/25/2005 05:07:52, 228864 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: ati2mtag.sys
Mini VDD Date: 5/25/2005 05:07:32, 1198080 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-1820-11CF-7D6A-2A21A1C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x5B60
SubSys ID: 0x01201043
Revision ID: 0x0000
Revision ID: 0x0000
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
post #2 of 10
Cannot and should not be done!
post #3 of 10
If you want an increase in gaming, I'm afraid that X300 really isn't going to cut it. However, you can always download and use ATI Tool or RivaTuner. Overclock it until it artifacts, then bring it down a notch until it stops .
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you could probably oc your CPU, not only the gpu but i am not sure.
Check in your bios for fsb optinons
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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
Cannot and should not be done!
Yes it can!

My first GPU was a VisionTek X300SE 325/200 that overclocked quite nicely to 484/287 (GPU/RAM). It could manage medium settings in HL2 at 1280x1024.

It's a great overclocker percentage wise, I've seen 500+ on the core before.

I think ATITool is the best to use for it, since the card is old enough to be supported by it.
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post #6 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
Cannot and should not be done!
Care to explain why?
post #7 of 10
Sorry, "cannot" was the wrong word.

What I should have said is that the marginal overclock you may be able to reap from such a card will probably equate to next to nothing in real world performance.

If i remember correctly from when I had a X300, they are passive cooled (could be wrong) and ran hot to begin with!
post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
Sorry, "cannot" was the wrong word.

What I should have said is that the marginal overclock you may be able to reap from such a card will probably equate to next to nothing in real world performance.

If i remember correctly from when I had a X300, they are passive cooled (could be wrong) and ran hot to begin with!
You can get 100% overclocks on the GPU and near 25-50% on the RAM. Performance scales with the clock rate.

You're not going to get amazing performance from it, but to tell someone not to overclock something on an overclock forum seems silly
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post #9 of 10
What kind of gaming are you doing on that computer?
In 99.9% of the current games, overclocking your rig will make the slideshow insignificantly faster.
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Yes it can!

My first GPU was a VisionTek X300SE 325/200 that overclocked quite nicely to 484/287 (GPU/RAM). It could manage medium settings in HL2 at 1280x1024.

It's a great overclocker percentage wise, I've seen 500+ on the core before.

I think ATITool is the best to use for it, since the card is old enough to be supported by it.
No temp sensor though, that's what always got me.

I have a Chinese Dell one and I got similar clocks after I reseated mine with MX-2.
    
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