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post #1 of 10
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OK, so I have this fx5200 for a long time already, and it had been overclocked since the very then. Recently I mounted a fan over it and the temperature has dropped a lot (measured by hand) but still, I can only get a little bit out of it (20Mhz). Stock 250mhz core and 333mhz memory, overclocked to 280mhz core and 450mhz memory (before mounting the fan), 300mhz core after mounting the fan. If I overclock farther than that like 305mhz or 310mhz, the games I play will usually freeze for 10 seconds (about once in 3 hours).

Does this mean I have to up voltage for the AGP (it's at Auto right now)? I wouldn't worry about heat cuz I still can touch the heatsink when it freezes. Thanks
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post #2 of 10
Heat on memory when it gets to it limit it will artfact or freeze so get some heatsink on the memory.
If you really what more out of it
    
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My card's memory has been running at 450mhz for quite as long now and I don't get the freezing thing, only when I up core mhz too much though. You think upping mhz core affect the mem too? I don't want to lower the mem mhz cuz it would really affect fps...
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post #4 of 10
It my be a volt thing at these point since you are going so high.
    
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http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/7929...tml#post810135
heres what i done when i had mine :]
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How about AGP/PCI frequencies? Are any chance that it bottlenecks the system -> usual freezing?
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post #7 of 10
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Quote:
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http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/7929...tml#post810135
heres what i done when i had mine :]
Did you have to do any voltage changes? Btw, my memory is on 450mhz baby
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post #8 of 10
i didnt push it lol :] lol i did realy like 64bit or somthing and 128mb ram and agpx8 lol was my first card i bought and i done so with all my birthday money when i was like 10 lol :] for £48
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post #9 of 10
I also have the FX5200, But no Fan for it yet. Would it be ok to overclock it with out fan? Sorry but i a new, i have never tryed this so i dont know where to even begin.

I did have to Go back to DirectX 8.1 only for CS. source. and i used a beta Tweak Driver for it. it has helped, bit i SO want to try and over clock. Could i and where to start?

ooh and i amd going to be getting a new\\Better Card soon.
post #10 of 10
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Overclock w/o fan is achieveable. But you might want to mount a fan somewhere to blow part of the hot air out. Part is to keep temp underlimit so it'd not be throttled down, part is to protect your hardware.
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