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Thread: ATI Radeon 9200 can I overclock it




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    Hey guys,
    I got a radeon a little while ago, and its an OK card.
    I was wondering however if I could overclock it.
    I have a dell desktop with a Intel P4 processor, and I think I read before that you couldnt overclock a video card if you had an Intel processor, tell me it aint so and that I can overclock it.

    Thanks
    Jack

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    No, a video cards overcloking capabilities are independent of processors, and most other hardware. Go and download Rage3D Tweak and slowly start increasing the core clock speed by 3-5 mhz increments, and test for artifacts with the usual games that you play, and when you see glitches, turn it down until they are gone. After you have reached a suitable overclock with the core, do the same with the memory. Hope that helped.

    PS My friend has the Gigabyte 9200, and I can't say that he got lots of headroom out of it, but try it out for yourself.

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    Thanks,
    I though tI was not going to be able to do anything.

    a couple of question before I try.

    Is there any chance that I might ruin anything (hardware or software) by trying to overclock.

    Also I have the ATI built Radeon 9200, since you said your friend didnt get allot of headroom, will there be a noticeable improvement or should I not even bother?

    And when you said "and test for artifacts with the usual games that you play" what do you mean by artifacts and what shoudl I look for in them.

    Ive never overclocked a card before.

    Thanks
    Jack

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    Well, to make a long explanation short, you will not ruin anything as long as you only go up in 3-5 Mhz increments, and test for artifacts at about each step. Bu this I mean any kind of video glitch that is out of place, or you know isn't supposed to be there. For example, when I was overclocking my beast, I tried out many games, and the first to give way was UT2K3, I was playing a map, and I saw little white specs appearing every now and then, and at that point I went to lower whichever part of the card I was overclocking, until the "snow" went away. Hope that helps.

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    Yea, Unreal Tournament 2003, is a very good game to test oc'd cards on. I've used quake III before, but it doesn't really test cards these days.. I would overclock my 9600pro to like 533/400 and q3 would run fine.. Then i would open Unreal 2k3, and my machine would just freeze. So Now i use unreal to "burn in" my overclock.. Did it at 467, and now i'm at 496. 4 more MHz to go before I get XT speeds.

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