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cfc
04-02-2005, 01:02 AM
I came across an application called ATITool a few days ago and it's making a man (err... you get the idea) out of my X300. There haven't been any problems whatsoever so far, but what are the consequences of overclocking your graphics card?

JamieR
04-02-2005, 09:30 AM
I haven't overclocked my graphics cards, but I know someone who has (and I think he used AtiTool). There are dangers of overclocking too much in terms of damaging your graphics cards from overheating etc....just don't overclock it too much off the current core speed.

whackaxe
04-02-2005, 09:56 AM
might want to get one of these if you really want to push it :D

http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=graphics+card+cooler&num=100&hl=en&lr=&newwindow=1&c2coff=1&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&sa=N&tab=ff&oi=froogler

JamieR
04-02-2005, 10:06 AM
Overheating would be the biggest danger to your graphics card....as whackaxe pointed out above, if you want to push it *really* far, then get a graphics card cooler:D

cfc
04-02-2005, 05:35 PM
I'm not overclocking it that much, just to the point where I can play HL2 with a fairly good number of graphics settings turned past Normal and UT2004 with most graphics options pretty high. I can also see my cars in NFSU2 they way they're meant to be seen ;) .

When I'm done with applications (ie games) that can use higher core and memory settings I usually turn it back down to the default settings. I guess I might have to look into cooling this summer if I'm going to continue overclocking it.

oracleguy
04-03-2005, 12:05 AM
Pretty much you are overclocking a processor on your graphics card so most of the consequences and dangers of overclocking your main CPU apply to overclocking your graphics card GPU.



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