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    Best video card for overclocking.

    it seems like the video card that you use affects the overclockability of your system. as i said in my earlier messages, i'm getting a Soyo 6BA+IV and a Celery 366.

    now, i'm not sure of which video card to get. i want something that won't affect my overclockability, but still get good performance. i'm a bit tight on the budget, so, i guess we should take money into consideration.

    looking forward to your suggestions.

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    Well, a pci card could be better than agp currently because many boards will have a 1/4 setting for pci over 124 whereas the agp will remain at 2/3. There is no 1/2 (except on the athlon boards I believe). So agp would be more o/c'd if you went over 120's. However, TNT2 is ok for o/c, the V3 is great, with a fan. Also, if you want cheap the V3-2k is well under $100 in agp or pci...
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    3Dfx Voodoo3 3000 PCI
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    I,m currently running a Matrox g400 vanilla/ with a tennmax cooler on it/ I'm runnin at 150 fsb ( p3 450 at 675 ) , and... I overclocked my card with Matrox's utility... its at 112 = clock/ 142/ memory/ 189... No missing pixels/ no probs whatsoever... and fast ??? Way faster than my v550 pci card I had in here...
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    It doesn't really matter with the Soyo 6BA+ IV, cause it automatically changes the PCI and AGP multipliers to maintain a relatively normal bus speed

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    Hey, Machupo, are you sure the 6BA+IV locks the agp around 66? I have not seen any bx boards that is capable of locking the agp. I know that some soyo boards can lock the pci bus (the 6BA+III and 6BA+IV), but I thought the agp is derived by the FSB and your agp divider directly, regardless of your pci (feel free to correct me if I am wrong). I know that some TNT 2 (vanilla) and TNT2 ultra are capable of 124 FSB and I have tried an Asus Geforce and that was stable at FSB 133. My friend is running a PIII450 @ 600 with FSB of 133 and he is using a G400 Max.
    BTW, even thought some agp boards can't handle FSB of 133, you can always set agp appature to 4 mb and disable side banding. But that might cause you to lose some performance (but others here have posted that they didn't lose any performances at all). But you are running a celeron, so high FSB like 133 are not likely to affect you (I think it would be a miracle if you can hit FSB of 124 ... that would mean your c366 is running at 682 MHz! WOW, did any one see that c366 weez by?)

    [This message has been edited by NiteOwl (edited 12-05-99).]

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    i think the fastest c366 i've seen was 735mhz or something else rediculous... six stacked peltiers or something

    me? i just like my 500 lawn at 805mhz

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