V3 2000 OC, I saw you DID IT !

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Weapon

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go get yourself an old 486 fan and put it on the heatsink of your V3 card.
my v3 2000 is at 175Mhz.
 
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hogancan

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You will probably hit 175mhz only if you have the hyundai ram on the card with the 486 fan. The siemens ram from what I've read can only handle up to around 170mhz.
 
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Beef Marinade

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You can also buy purpose made fans for video card cooling. Don't really know much about them, but I'm sure some other guys around here can help you.

Personally, I'm running a 120mm case fan blowing down on my V3, and I'm running at 175 with it. I also had problems @ 166 without cooling.

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PII 266 @ 448, 64MB of 66MHz SDRAM @ 79, Aopen AX63 Pro, V3 2000 @ 175, 13.6GB - 7200rpm WD Expert, SB Live Value, LG 40x CDROM, Jazz 300W Front Speakers + Sony SRS PC300D Rear Speakers / Sub Woofer, 15" Monitor, Full Tower Case, Win98 Original Edition.
 
RoadWarrior

RoadWarrior

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That depends on what you have that permits air to flow out of the case. Is there a blowhole on top?
 
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Beef Marinade

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And Jeffy79 presents the Amateur Hour 3000 Super Deluxe Pro Gold!

LOL!

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PII 266 @ 448, 64MB of 66MHz SDRAM @ 79, Aopen AX63 Pro, V3 2000 @ 175, 13.6GB - 7200rpm WD Expert, SB Live Value, LG 40x CDROM, Jazz 300W Front Speakers + Sony SRS PC300D Rear Speakers / Sub Woofer, 15" Monitor, Full Tower Case, Win98 Original Edition.
 
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Hikeon3

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If i had a digital cam i would show you amateur! Industrial fan blowing on open case w/ power supply seated on top of case!!! mwahahahaha!!!!

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Are you suggesting that coconuts migrate?
 
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Bandit_22

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Do u guys see any real performance boost by overclocking to 170 or 175MHz?

I have a fan on it, but I havent o/c the card yet since I get good FPS as it is now but I might do it in the future.

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JM

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Bandit: For me no....... I tried overclocking my V3 2000 from 143 to 166 and I only got a 1 fps difference (i think non at all) in half life. I'll try to take the Q3 fps soon but I doubt it'll be significant (my guess). I don't its useful to overclock right now if your games still work great. I mean, I get 45 fps in Q3 on normal mode and 43 fps on Custom 800x600 (i think) and high detail and that's more than enough for me. I was able to bear my old CL RIVA TNT for quite some time but the switch to v3 made a huge jump. If your V3 can't take the games head on then overclock it. If not it'll be fine just as it is.
 
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Deanril

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You WILL see a difference in SUBSTAINED FPS,you know it wont drop below 30 when before it would drop to 20 .
 
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JM

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and update to the post earlier:

bandit:
Overclocking your V3 depends on your CPU. I happen to have a K-6 2 500mhz/128MB RAM around the house with a V3 2k and I tested it in Q3A a while ago on 170mhz clock speed. I only got 2 fps increase. This means that the cpu is generally limiting the speed of the video card. If you can get more than 5fps increase on your system then go ahead overclock it but if you only get 5fps or less then its not worth the trouble (and risk).
 
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Necessary Evil

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I run mine at 170 with nooothing....it runs fine. (this is the 143 2000 version). never crashed on me...and its hot as hell in the office during the day....go figure.
 
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LaoChe

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I'm running my Voodoo3 2000 AGP at 183MHz!! I just have a little Tennmax V3 Stealth heatsink/fan on it. I haven't tried any higher but I'm going for 190+.
I think the biggest reason I'm able to go that high is because I have 6ns Hyundai ram. Not bad for an $85 card performing equal or better than a $200 card (Voodoo3 3500).