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Thread: boosted 9700Pro up to 9800 speeds

  1. #1
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    May 2003


    I was pushing my ATi 9700Pro up gradually and testing it between 5 or 10 MHz increments with UT2K3 and managed to get the core up to 378MHz and the memory up to 327MHz with no problems.

    I finally decided to go that last step and push the memory up to 338MHz to match the specs of the 9800 and then ran 3DMark03.

    : party ha : party ha : party ha :thumbs do

    Uh oh! had to abort within about 30 seconds into the first test and quickly reset the card to defaults, barely able to see my screen. I rebooted and all is normal.

    Scared myself a little. I think I was just too agressive. I'm wondering how I could cool this thing a little better but on the other hand I have a damn fine card and I think I'll leave it alone. At least for a while until I'm getting reckless again! : party ha

    Maybe the lesson learned is rather than have a specific goal you want to reach (mine was the specs of the 9800), maybe a good overclocker should concentrate on getting the most possible performance to avoid that temptation to push things just a little too far.

    Has anyone else managed to get their 9700Pro up to theses speeds reliably?
    ASUS A7N8X Deluxe, Athlon Barton 2500+ with SLK-800 and 4800rpm 80mm fan, ATi 9700Pro(AIW), Dual 256MB Corsair XMS 3200c. Seagate Barracuda SATA. 200MHz fsb with 11X multiplier, RAM latency: 2,2,2,5

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    Join Date
    Feb 2003


    I've heard Zalman heatpipes are pretty good, and if u threw a 80 mm fan on top of it the cooler u would be able to lower the temps by a few degrees C.
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