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Hi,<br />
I'm new here and new to overclocking as well. I know my way around computers its just I haven't ventured into overclocking at all. I did read the stickies and I have a few questions regarding my videocard. Its an AGP 8X<br />
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I just ordered the card a few days ago and it arrived today. I was wondering which driver I should use if I'm planning to overclock it. Should I stick with the one the provided or download one from nVidia? Also, how high would you reccomend me going for my first overclock? <br />
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Thanks in advanced,<br />
-Fallen
 

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Download the latest driver from the website, always <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> It's the same thing as on the disc only newer and more improved.<br><br>
For your first overclock I would recommend going until you see artifacts in games and then back off about 20mhz, for both the core and mem.<br><br>
BTW, I believe that card also has a chance on unlocking aditional pipelines, so you should check into that too.
 

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Depends on which core you have. Download RivaTuner to see max OC and if you can unlock anything.<br><br>
I personally use Omega Drivers. They're supposed to be faster and better, but I can't tell the difference...
 

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Thanks for the input guys, it really helped <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
I just finished installing the card and driver now I'm installing Rivatuner.<br />
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My Stock Core clock is at 350 mhz, Stock Memory Clock is at 1000mhz.<br />
The Max that Riva would let me go is 525mhz Core and 1500mhz Memory
 

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Thanks for the great advice guys <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
I just overclocked the core clock by about 60mhz and i ran a 3DMark05 Test.<br />
My score was: 3387. <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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EDIT: I just overclocked the Memory Clock a bit and now my score is 3550<br />
Im watching the Hardware monitering thats built into Rivatuner and i see that there is activity on the Core Vid after i overclocked the memory clock, is this normal? should i be worried? I notice that the acitivity only appears when i did the test but after the overclock, theres constant activity.
 
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