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Ive never tried overclocking...I havent had the card but for a week and havent had a decent PC but for 3 months or so but Im already highly interested in overclocking. I spent over an hour searching Google on the tools and one pulled up a thread in this site. I have an EVGA 7800GT and downloaded the recomended Nvidia forceware drivers(NHancer) and downloaded the tiny Coolbits file. I clicked on the file and when if asked if i want to add to the registry, I say yes. This is supposed to open up an additional tab called 'Clock settings' to my understanding but i dont see it anywhere. Will this be in the Nvidia icon menu or nHancer's menu? Basiclly i need a Dummy walkthrough.

Eventhough Im new at this, Im conservative and am not going to risk blowing a 300$ card...so no need to warn me.
 

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Its in Nvidia display just right click on your desktop and click on that. After this it should bring up a menu and on the sidebar is where the clock settings option should be.
 

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Dell 8400
1.5 gigs of RAM
EVGA 7800GT
3.4ghz Intel HT

One funny thing I noticed wh I first tried to install nHance was that it failed and said I had to d/l another file(.net 2.0....some Microsoft file). After doing so, the program would install.

I dont guess the Dell mobo could be the thing preventing me from doing this could it?
 

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Originally Posted by Dawn of War
Dell 8400
1.5 gigs of RAM
EVGA 7800GT
3.4ghz Intel HT

One funny thing I noticed wh I first tried to install nHance was that it failed and said I had to d/l another file(.net 2.0....some Microsoft file). After doing so, the program would install.

I dont guess the Dell mobo could be the thing preventing me from doing this could it?

I've never heard of it doing so but it quite possibly could be. Now did you order this computer with the 7800 or was that purchased seperately?
 

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I've never heard of it doing so but it quite possibly could be. Now did you order this computer with the 7800 or was that purchased seperately?

Ordered the card seperately a few days ago. I think the highest Dell offered to the 8400 was the 6800.
 

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go to the "run" option in the START menu and put in "regedit", once you open this window look on the sidebar and go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARENVIDIA CorporationGlobalNVTweak" once your there see if there is a line that says coolbits ... if htere is then i can't tell you wants wrong except maybe your doing something wrong, if not , '[right click on the little widnow where the rest of the file lines are and go to add a new "DWORD value" once you do this name it "coolbits" without the quotation marks, then right click on COOLBITs and go to modify. change the value data to "3" and click ok. reboot your system and then right click on your display and go to the nvidia display option on the right there will be a new tab in the advanced settings called "Clock fequencies" , you can now overclock your gpu =] -trey
 

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If it worked, when you go to right click on the desktop and click nvidia display there should be an option on the side panel that says "Clock Frequency Settings". Click that then click manual overclocking, and you can raise the core/memory speeds until the test fails, or you can have it detect the optimal frequencies for you. Normally you are able to go higher than what they detect as the optimal frequencies.

After you set your speeds run some graphics intense applications such as 3DMark05/06, BF2, or HL2:LC and see if there are any artifacts. In case you don't know what artifacts are, they appear when your graphics card incorrectly loads a texture and your normally will see little lines or random looking things in the game.

If you're not sure about doing that, you can always download ATITool and run there artifact scanner and that should tell you if your card is stable or not. BTW...you do not need an ATI card to use their artifact scanner.
 

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go to the "run" option in the START menu and put in "regedit", once you open this window look on the sidebar and go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARENVIDIA CorporationGlobalNVTweak" once your there see if there is a line that says coolbits ... if htere is then i can't tell you wants wrong except maybe your doing something wrong, if not , '[right click on the little widnow where the rest of the file lines are and go to add a new "DWORD value" once you do this name it "coolbits" without the quotation marks, then right click on COOLBITs and go to modify. change the value data to "3" and click ok. reboot your system and then right click on your display and go to the nvidia display option on the right there will be a new tab in the advanced settings called "Clock fequencies" , you can now overclock your gpu =] -trey

Yeah thats the hardway that some overclocking sites listed and i just followed the process...thanks a bunch. However, I also noticed that they recently released a version of Forceware(83.60) that seems to be Dell specific...so Im d/l it before I reboot.

Again, thanks for the help.
 
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