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is it worth overclocking my geforce 2 mx pci?

post #1 of 12
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I was wondering if it would even be worth over clocking my geforce 2 mx 400 pci? I only play half-life with it. Thanks.
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post #2 of 12
It's always worth it, if only for curiosity's sake. See how high you can get the speeds
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What program do you suggest I use for overclocking. Thanks.
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post #4 of 12
Anything is worth overclocking if you can get more performance out of it.
To know if you are actually getting more performance you will have to overclock (with something like CoolBits) then test (with something like 3DMark05 or the new 3DMark06) and compare results.

Download "CoolBits" and use it to increase your card's core and memory speeds. Only increase the speeds gradually (3 to 5 MHz at a time) and always test for stability after that.
Test with 3DMark and compare to see if your benchmark scores are improving.

Check this guide on how to do it
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I guess a score of around 500 for 3dMArk 06
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post #6 of 12
I tyically use coolbits to OC my gfx card. I used to have a mx420 pci that clocked to 420/425 without artifacts.
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I dont think he will be able to use 3dMark 06 or 05.
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I like using rivatuner...simple...
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post #9 of 12
hmm theres my old ge-force 3 (top of the range model, forget whats its called) in the pc me rents use for emails and stuff, i might OC that lol.
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post #10 of 12
I Have a geforce 2, i looked on the net to see what the best drivers were and a lot of people said 53.03 were best, i dont know this yet as i havent tested them coz i dont have a monitor , my stock settnig on my GF2 is 200/334mhz i got them to 220/365mhz and then it started to play up, i think i got an extra 1fps in games so really its not worth it
    
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