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  1. #1
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    Nov 1999

    overclocking voodoo 3 help

    Hey, i was wondering if i could overclock a voodoo 3 3000, and how well it would do, or if it would work. If you know how to do it, plz tell me in fairly simple terms because i don't know that much about computers. Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Half the way between a PC screen and the scary real life...
    First of all, if you don't know that much about computers, overclocking may not be the best thing to do. Anyway ...
    Start with downloading the Voodoo 3 overclocker. It's pretty easy to find, I think the 3dfiles site has it.
    Launch the downloaded file, choose Voodoo 3 3000 in the pop-up menu.
    The prog will now appear in your display properties menu.
    Check the "allow overclocking" box, then set the value you want.
    BUT, it is very important to be humble, i.e. do it by steps fo not more than 5 MHz each time. Restart your comp, and launch a 3D intensive application for a while, to check the stability of your card. Quake 3 is a good choice.
    You can increase the speed, following the same steps, until when playing you start to have artefacts on the screen. There you have reached the upper limit.
    This is for standard cooling. You can then play around with 486 or Pentium fans to put on your vid chip (and memory if you can).
    That's pretty much it.
    You could ask some specialists as well. Look for threads about overclocking.
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