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Old Jul 30, 2003, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default Could someone point me to a good "article" or "thread" on 9700pro overclocking.

I want to overclock my 9700pro. I have never done it before. I am using the Omega drivers which come with an overclock utiilty.

However, I am not sure what are "safe" numbers to use.

A little help in this area would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Old Jul 30, 2003, 02:59 PM   #2
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I want to overclock my 9700pro. I have never done it before. I am using the Omega drivers which come with an overclock utiilty.

However, I am not sure what are "safe" numbers to use.

A little help in this area would be appreciated.

Thanks
Look here at the sticky for the new Rage3D tweak utility and download it from the site listed. It's made especially for us. It adds tabs to your video control panel, doesn't use any memory, etc., etc.

Next, on the overclocking tab of it, you just bump the sliders up to the desired speed. A lesson I learned from everyone here is to go a little at a time. If you read someone's post that says, "I'm running 400/375!" and try to bounce your own card right up to that speed, you could damage your card for good.

With my card I started going up 5MHz at a time, let it settle for a day, then go another 5 and so on. I've ended up hitting 360/340 so far, which is the highest I ever got and with air cooling no less. I had hit 370/345 when I started getting artifacts after gaming for an hour, so I just backed it down and it (and me) seems to be happy there. Plus, I hit 17909 in 3Dmark2001se, which is also the highest number I ever got.

If you want to get hardcore, then you start crossing into higher voltages, volt-mods, watercooling and a host of other things that I'm not interested in so you'd have to talk to someone else. But the above should help you get going.

Enjoy!

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I forgot to add, I'm using Omega's drivers too and I didn't care for the tweak utility in it. It kept "shutting off" on me all the time. I used to swear by Rivatuner also, but since discovering Rage3dTweak, it's all you need. Also, if you're a gamer, it has a bunch of game profiles built into it, where you can force the game to run at your specific settings automatically when you start the game up. Nice feature!
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Old Jul 30, 2003, 03:32 PM   #3
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Thank you so much for the reply hamiltonm. I will take your advie and do it a little at a time.
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and if you don't have artifacts, you're still "safe"






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Thank you so much for the reply hamiltonm. I will take your advie and do it a little at a time.
Hey Magnumike1,

Since you're on your way with the 9700, have you tried O/C'ing your IS7 yet? I just got mine to 3.2GHz last night and am going to shoot for higher tonight. I had the worst time with it, with all the settings and GAT, but thanks to a couple of guys at Abit I got it cranked right up with GAT on Street Racer no less!

Right now my memory is at 214 on the FSB and I know it will go to 233 before it starts acting up, the FSB itself is at 265, 5:4. I'm running a new Volcano 7+ for the HSF, so I'm curious to see what that will take too.

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The highest I have managed to get mine is 275 FSB @ 5:4 with memory set to 2-2-3-5 and Turbo. I managed a 17,576 3DMark score with that.

The highest I was able to get @ 1:1 is 220 FSB 2-2-3-6/Turbo.

I know it would go higher but the memory maxed out there.

I have seen what the mobo/cpu will do overclocked on 3Dmark, now I want to overclock the Radeon to see if I can break 18,000.
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