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Old 03-09-2006, 06:10 PM   #1
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Question Overclocking GPU/Memory

I own an XFX 6600GT and I am wondering whether or not it is a good idea to overclock it. It currently idles at around 33C and gets up to like 55C under FEAR and HL2. The core shutoff is 145C but I know XFX has had some problems with high temperatures and overclocking voids the warrenty. Think its worth the performance increase for an overclock if I am careful?
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Old 03-09-2006, 06:32 PM   #2
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yeh, ya mite aswel, iv got the XFX Geforce 6600GT 256mb pci-e, iv overclocked mine 2 550MHz core and 1000MHZ memory, then idle the temp is about 49 or 50, wen playin games it goes to about 60, the performance is abit better, but i ran a test on aquamark03 wen i overclocked it 2 600MHz and it wasnt workin prob so i put it down 2 550MHz, it works fine now. i dont no if ya should go past 550MHz core with the 6600GT
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Old 03-09-2006, 06:34 PM   #3
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how did u overclock it..im not fimilar with overclocking GPU's

if u can tell me how lol
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Old 03-09-2006, 07:05 PM   #4
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download something called coolbits (google and find) and it adds something to the registry which makes a new option in your nvidia options called "clock frquency settings" and u can do it from there, theres also rivatuner but i thinik coolbits is the best
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or if its a retail gc, there should be a overclocking thing on the cd wot ya get with the card

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Old 03-09-2006, 07:36 PM   #6
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yes an overclocking program does come with it but its useless, coolbits is way better because it sets the clocks for u on startup so you're not having to change them every time
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na, ya dont have 2 change it every time with the nvidia 1, like it says apply these settings at startup
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ya that thing is EXACTLY the same as coolbits, but most people dont have it come with their cards so he will have to download it
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yea i just downloaded that its awesome lol

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sry bout the double post but i dont no y that pic looks like crap...my moniter isnt really like that lol
rbut neway i love that program..i can play quake 4 on highest settings now!
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