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November 8, 2003 2:21:42 PM

I've read a few posts that state to wait a while before overclocking a new video card. I'm getting a new one soon, and I was wondering how long to wait? Should I ramp up slowly, 5MHz per day or something, or just wait a pre-determined amount of time before starting???

Thanks in advance.

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November 8, 2003 3:15:42 PM

No, you gotta burn the memory before you overclock at all. 1st day when you get it put the card in run artifact tester make sure there's no artifact. If there's artifact return it right away, defective card. 2nd Turn on 3dmark03 put it on the 2nd and 4th test(if your card supports it) at 1600/1200 res and full aa/af on infinite loop. Keep this on for at least 2 whole nights. Then run artifact tester again, if there's no artifacts great, time to overclock.

-Intel PIV 2.6C @ 3.575G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Copper 2x256 4000EL memory @ 275mhz 3-4-4-8 -Sapphire 9800np @ 432/760 -SB audigy -120G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 S-ATA150 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
November 9, 2003 1:37:13 PM

Whew, quite a regimen...thanks for the info scottchen
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November 9, 2003 3:40:05 PM

No problem, let us know how far you get.

-Intel PIV 2.6C @ 3.575G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Copper 2x256 4000EL memory @ 275mhz 3-4-4-8 -Sapphire 9800np @ 432/760 -SB audigy -120G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 S-ATA150 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
November 10, 2003 8:42:23 AM

whoops, i just dragged both sliders to the end... hehhehehe took my 3dsmarks up about 1000 :) 

mmmm, taste the artifacts

<A HREF="http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=6973142" target="_new">3dmark2001</A>

2.4C @ 3.0G
Asus P4C800
Corsair 2x512 3200
Sapphire 9600pro @ 500/700
80G Seagate S-ATA150
November 10, 2003 3:55:29 PM

hey twofruitz get the ZM80C-HP already, and overclock that core to 525 if you can.

-Intel PIV 2.6C @ 3.575G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Copper 2x256 4000EL memory @ 275mhz 3-4-4-8 -Sapphire 9800np @ 432/760 -SB audigy -120G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 S-ATA150 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
November 12, 2003 6:43:13 AM

i probably should but my next investiment is a Gecube 9800np which i should be able to OC way past the pro version.

<A HREF="http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=6973142" target="_new">3dmark2001</A>

2.4C @ 3.0G
Asus P4C800
Corsair 2x512 3200
Sapphire 9600pro @ 500/700
80G Seagate S-ATA150
November 12, 2003 12:44:53 PM

you mean gigapuke? or lamecube? Remember to stay away from gigacube and powercolor, they make crappy cards.

-Intel PIV 2.6C @ 3.575G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Copper 2x256 4000EL memory @ 275mhz 3-4-4-8 -Sapphire 9800np @ 432/760 -SB audigy -120G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 S-ATA150 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
November 12, 2003 7:06:29 PM

What he said about those cards.
November 19, 2003 5:00:25 AM

its Gecube. apperently they make great cards, but im thinking about the Sapphire9700 ultimate which is covered in a big heatsink. it probably OCes better then any other card

<A HREF="http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=6973142" target="_new">3dmark2001</A>

2.4C @ 3.0G
Asus P4C800
Corsair 2x512 3200
Sapphire 9600pro @ 500/700
80G Seagate S-ATA150
November 25, 2003 12:08:37 AM

Read some reviews, ultimate edition sucks, and apparently I heard they use crappy memory and cover them with ramsinks, then overvolt them. Gigacube makes sh*tty cards, Ask Coolsquirtle about his experience with gigapuke's 9600pro.

-Intel PIV 2.6C @ 3.575G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Copper 2x256 4000EL memory @ 275mhz 3-4-4-8 -Sapphire 9800np @ 432/760 -SB audigy -120G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 S-ATA150 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
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