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Old 03-19-2006, 01:17 AM   #1
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Default Safe Overclock?

Ok, bare with me here, I have an OLD system, 6 years to be exact, and i want to milk it out as long as I can. PIII 800mhz, 256 ram, nVidia TNT M64 32mb (no fan). I ran 3dmark01 and got a score of 885 stock speed (125core, 143mem).

Then I cranked it up to 145core, 147mem, and got a score of 905.

I guess the question is, whats a common amount of increase before it gets too dangerous? Isn't it more dangerous to turn up the memory than the core?

Also, I want to crank this mofo up as far as it can go to see what kind of score I will get, but would that likely fry my system, even if it was for a couple of minutes?
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All depends on your cooling.
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As long as u don't touch the voltage and keep an eye on the temps it's not gonna be dangerous. Just increase the core and mem by 5 at a time, and then when u start getting artifacts or other stuff that doesn't seem right turn down the clock speeds a little. And remember to keep an eye on the temps. And when u have got the best possible clock speeds play a game for a few hours or run a benchmark for a few hours.
If it's stable the whole time (no artifacts etc) then it's good, if u get some artifacts etc. then lower the clock speeds and try again.
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Even I get artifacts on my video card, when its normal clocks. So.. I dunno, just carefull, when doing it. And yeah, i know im taking about a GPU, comparting to a CPU.. Just saying though..
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Even I get artifacts on my video card, when its normal clocks. So.. I dunno, just carefull, when doing it. And yeah, i know im taking about a GPU, comparting to a CPU.. Just saying though..
then it's probably not working exactly like it should be. Artifacts shouldn't occur if everything is ok.
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Well its guild wars when its happening. and only after I play for 4 or more hours straight
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Just ran a few benchmarks...@1024X768 32-bit


Stock 125/143: 885

Overclock 170/177: 1069


I might try and max it out tomorrow and see what happens. If something were to go wrong, would it just affect the card, or could it possibly affect the motherboard?
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Burn out the card. Although it might burn the slot its in if it gets too hot. Althugh I doubt that.
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