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Thread: How to overclock geforce 5200 proprely




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    hi, i have a geforce 5200, and i would like to know how can i overlock it proprely, when i try to overclock the ram, ( from 400 to 430 mhz) i see little pink dots in the screen when i play. If i overclock the 3D core, it also makes dots and you can see "3D distortion"

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    What utility are you using? Also does you card have a fan? If not i do not recommend overclocking. Well anyway, you can't just do a big jump like that when overclocking. Use 3-5 mhz increasements. First overclock the core and leave the memory at stock. After you clocking use 3dmark01, 4th game usaully is best for finding artifacts(3d distortion). Repeat that for the core until you reach a stable clock. Then do the same for the memory. :cheers:
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    If you see dots or anything when increasing the speed, dont overclock it. Your cooling is probably crap or something.

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    first of all, my card does not have a fan, so its not crap, second, i have 3dmark03 so ill give you scores with that, so ill try increasing by 5 mhz by tries...


    ill give news soon:confused:

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    Quote Originally Posted by XblackdemonX
    first of all, my card does not have a fan, so its not crap, second, i have 3dmark03 so ill give you scores with that, so ill try increasing by 5 mhz by tries...


    ill give news soon:confused:
    no wonder it artifacts at low OC's, you want it to have a fan : omg:

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    (finally, ill do increasement of 10 mhz each time becaus almost 6 minutes per test, its

    kindda long ....

    here are the specs of 3dmark03 pro for my testing (to reduce the time of testing, ill do

    only the 4 games (5.6 minutes):

    resolution: 1024X768
    anti-antialising: none
    texture filtering: optimal
    max anisotropy: 4

    3D clock(default):250 mhz
    ram clock(default):400 mhz
    result: 1068
    ---------------------------------------------
    3D clock(default):260 mhz
    ram clock(default):400 mhz
    result: 1091
    ---------------------------------------------
    3D clock(default):260 mhz
    ram clock(default):410 mhz
    result: 1097
    ---------------------------------------------
    3D clock(default):270 mhz
    ram clock(default):410 mhz
    result: 913?!?!?!? :snip:
    ---------------------------------------------
    3D clock(default):270 mhz
    ram clock(default):420 mhz
    result: 1001
    --------------------------------------------- :snip:

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    I didn't ask you to do the whole test, only the nature test(game 4) because that is the one that usaully breaks your card. :)
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
    SC: Audigy 2 zs
    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
    Mouse: Logitech G5

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    well, you don't have anything else to say ?

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    You have found the point at which it throttles back to 2D clocks.

    You're going to need better cooling if you want to push further. Otherwise, you found the "sweet spot".

    FX5900 - 3DMark2001 [20,566] - 3DMark2003 [7,281] - Aquamark3 [56,694]
    Ti4400 - 3DMark2001 [16,028]

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    how can i cool my video card if there is no fan on it ?:confused:

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