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    Overclocking helps?

    from what i read it seems that overclocking a graphic card doesn't give much of a performance, maybe lil framerate extra.... is this true?

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    depends on the overclock,e.g getting a Ti200 to Ti500 speeds make a world of difference.

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    Overclocking my TNT2 from 125/150 to 160/220 just about doubles my 3dmark2001 score from 1200 to 2100

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    Duronclocker, how did you manage to get your TNT2 to run at such high speed? You must have plenty of heatsink on your card thats for sure right? I only had two medium fans blowing at my geforce 2 (the GPU has its own fan). I don't think thats enough to cool the card if i want to overclock it really high right? I would also like to ask whether there is any software to detect the heat of a graphic card?

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    According to 3dMark2001 3d accelerator comparison, i have gained 19% over the stock score with the same processor (5669 vs. 4608)through overclocking. Many people will tell you that benchmarks arent' as valuable as many make them out to be, but i find them a useful tool to see how much i have increased my system performance relative to previous settings.

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    Overclocking your cards memory will produce better results than overclocking just the GPU. You have to play with the best GPU/memory mhz combination to see what yields the best results. For my original geforce 3(stock speed is 200/460) a sweet spot for me is 240/530. Over that and i think i'm pushing both the GPU and memory too much and i get almost no gain after that point.

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    i would like to know how to get such high clock without frying the card. I wanted to change to a new card but now im on an economic kick and can't afford a new card yet. so far with my default speed (175 core/143 memory) I only went up to 180/166.I wasn't sure whether i should push it more or just stick to 180/166. Comments pls guys... both on cooling and overclocking. Thanx

    *note: I installed two fans blowing at the card and remove part of my casing to enable more air flow.

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    "i would like to know how to get such high clock without frying the card. I wanted to change to a new card but now im on an economic kick and can't afford a new card yet. so far with my default speed (175 core/143 memory) I only went up to 180/166.I wasn't sure whether i should push it more or just stick to 180/166. Comments pls guys... both on cooling and overclocking. Thanx
    *note: I installed two fans blowing at the card and remove part of my casing to enable more air flow."

    I have the Asus V8200 GeForce 3, it comes with a heatsink and fan on the GPU and heatsinks on the ram, both of which help. Other than that i have good case cooling and that's about it.

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