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Thread: OC older hardware for better gaming [merged]




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    HI, right now my specs are 800mhz, 512 RAM, 24* dvd/cd rom, ATI 7000 radeon.

    I was wondering If there was a way to overclock my system so I can get better performance for this game I got, CNC GENERALS:EA.

    Which runs OK right now.
    But would be much better if I could get it to this.

    1.8ghz.

    Nvidia Ge Force3?

    If there's any other info you need, plase ask I have a CPU-Z program that gives any info you might need.

    If I don't reply right away I will soon gotta pick the kids up from school.
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    Help All my games run to slow.

    Ask for additional info please, I got it.
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    Well full system specs would help but with that videocard.

    #1 Check that your motherboard supports it.
    #2 Buy a better videocard.

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    I had one of those before(vivo model). If yours is the sdr model, it will be real bad with performance on par with a tnt2. But it is a dx8 card. Thats dx8, not dx8.1, not dx7.
    Anyway if it is actively cooled, with radeonator available at www.guru3d.com , you may get a 5-20% oc from it. I got one of those to oc to 171/171 from 143/143sdr with no artifacts. Sounds sad, but 20% makes alot of difference with a corosponding 25% increase in 3dmark 2001se score(from 900something to 1238) and very noticable better gameplay.
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    these threads really should have been put together since you're after the same outcome, and please consider a better thead title next time. "Help Please!" just isn't very descriptive now is it?
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    800 ---> 1800?!?! new baord/processor....OC'ing wont help.....

    with your current setup, you might see 950mhz.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gar187er
    800 ---> 1800?!?!
    :laugh: :hammer:

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    HI, right now my specs are 800mhz, 512 RAM, 24* dvd/cd rom, ATI 7000 radeon.
    What brand of 800mhz? What mobo? What type of ram? Does the r7000 have active cooling? Is it pci or agp? What other cooling do you have?
    Then I can give some ocing advice.(maybe)
    athlon xp-m@2456mhz(12x204)
    tt aquariusII liquid cooled/ arctic silver ceramique
    asus a7n8xe-dlx
    thermaltake xaserIII lanfire
    bfg 6800gt
    seagate sataII 250gb/seagate 7200rpm 160gb ide
    samsung dvdrw
    2x1024 kingston hyper-x pc3200/ windows xp pro sp3
    logitech mx518/ logitech wingman rumble
    2x samsung 955df 19"/ canon i960
    creative x-fi fatal1ty 64mb/ altec lansing 251-5.1
    mushkin 550w

    opteron 146 @ 2850 (10x285)
    DFI infinity nf4 ultra
    thermaltake tsunami dream -black
    seagate sataII 500gb
    evga 8600gt oc ssc edition
    samsung sata dvd-rw
    2x1024 ocz black
    logitech ifeel/ nec accusync 75f
    ocz fatal1ty 550w

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    ThereŽs hope. I can see that you dont want to buy new hardware so IŽll skip the "get new hardware man"- talk. Post more detailed specs, exact name of mobo, cpu and ram. Im not really an expert but I think in this case its most about the motherboard, since its proboably a few years old (it all comes down to the bios settings available). Im wrighting this on a P3 450@566 and Im currently playing alot of cod (call of duty) and its fine in multiplayer. Check www.overclockers.com and see what your cpu/mobo is good for. IŽve overclocked alot of OLD computers (last being a celeron 766@1250something. (its the highest overclock for that cpu posted on overclockers.com)) So, more specs plz, and you will learn alot from just reading old reviews of your hardware on "techfreaks"-sites. Google your hardware.

    But then again.. if you dont fell for reading, get a new lowcost graphiccard like radeon9200 and youŽll be "in the game" for a few month more.
    Yep, this will indeed be a fine day

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    lol, you where first maximus7001, you go ahead. Im to slow at wrighting english :)

    maby we can help together :cheers:
    Yep, this will indeed be a fine day

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