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Thread: When overclocking a video card, do I need to do any physica




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    Hello,

    I have had my Radeon 9800 for about a month now, and the card is blazing fast :flames: but I know I could squeez more juice out of it via overclocking.

    I'VE NEVER OVERCLOCKED BEFORE!!

    I downloaded and installed Rage 3D tweak and it says its currently at 324/290 mhz. From what I hear from you guys i'm sure I could get more juice out of it.

    Aside from cooling (already have an Iceberq pro HS and Tweakmaster ramsinks installed) are there any physical modifacations I have to do?

    I heard on this website that you have too channel more power to the ram before you can OC via some soldering, wire, resisters etc.... But I dont want to risk shorting out a $300 card!!!

    Do I need to do any more than I already have before I start bumping up the power on Rage 3D Tweak?

    Thanx!

    P.S.-sorry for the long post :D

    :cheers:
    Athlon XP 2700 (2.2GHz)
    420 w PSU
    ASUS A7V8X-X
    1024 mb Kingston PC 2700 333 fsb
    Radeon 9800 128 mb (w Antec Iceberq and Tweakmaster ramsinks OC +28% at 420/621)
    Pioneer DVD-Rom (Slot)
    Raidmax Case with Bubble Light
    Maxtor 80 gb HD
    Maxtor 60 gb HD
    2x Coolmaster Cooldrive 3 (with led)
    6x Antec 80 mm blue led fans (4 intake, 2 exhaust)
    PCI slot exhaust (directly over Radeon)
    4x Blue Cathodes
    And a Magnovox 27" Television (Yes a freakin' TV!!!!!!)

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    No you don't, thats to up the voltage which you don't need to do unless you are taking yours super high, and by then you will need water cooling.

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    Thanx, i'll give it a whirl.

    :cheers:
    Athlon XP 2700 (2.2GHz)
    420 w PSU
    ASUS A7V8X-X
    1024 mb Kingston PC 2700 333 fsb
    Radeon 9800 128 mb (w Antec Iceberq and Tweakmaster ramsinks OC +28% at 420/621)
    Pioneer DVD-Rom (Slot)
    Raidmax Case with Bubble Light
    Maxtor 80 gb HD
    Maxtor 60 gb HD
    2x Coolmaster Cooldrive 3 (with led)
    6x Antec 80 mm blue led fans (4 intake, 2 exhaust)
    PCI slot exhaust (directly over Radeon)
    4x Blue Cathodes
    And a Magnovox 27" Television (Yes a freakin' TV!!!!!!)

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    If your paranoid you can always get some of those little heatsinks that go on the individual ram chips..

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    Thats what the tweakmaster ramsinks are. ;)
    Athlon XP 2700 (2.2GHz)
    420 w PSU
    ASUS A7V8X-X
    1024 mb Kingston PC 2700 333 fsb
    Radeon 9800 128 mb (w Antec Iceberq and Tweakmaster ramsinks OC +28% at 420/621)
    Pioneer DVD-Rom (Slot)
    Raidmax Case with Bubble Light
    Maxtor 80 gb HD
    Maxtor 60 gb HD
    2x Coolmaster Cooldrive 3 (with led)
    6x Antec 80 mm blue led fans (4 intake, 2 exhaust)
    PCI slot exhaust (directly over Radeon)
    4x Blue Cathodes
    And a Magnovox 27" Television (Yes a freakin' TV!!!!!!)

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