View Full Version : more FPS in UT2K3 when not overclocked GF4???
I've been overclocking my GF4 TI4400 for over a year now at 300/600. But tonight for the hell of it I set it back to default 275/552 to see how it performs, and to my surprise I got higher FPS in the UT2K3 benchmark. What gives?
300/600 = bot match 61fps
275/552 = bot match 71fps
that's strange :eek:
no other settings have changed between the two benches
10-12-03, 10:57 PM
Could be down to an increased latency as the core is waiting for the memory to catch up. Overclocking only really works to a certain point, after that it has more chance of having a negative impact than a positive one.
It's best to try a whole spectrum of overclocked speeds to see which is the sweet spot.
10-12-03, 11:24 PM
Geez, at stock speeds my Ti4200 sucks in UT2K3, but at 300/600 it's a whole new animal. Think maybe your card is dying?
10-13-03, 03:57 AM
I couldn't help noticing that in your signature, you have a score of 11699 in 3DM2001 with your current system. Isn't that too low? I used to get higher than that on a 2.16Ghz P4 with DDR333 memory.
Thats with a 128mb 4200@300/580. Try 3DM2K1 at default speeds, see how that goes.
Edit: NM, its the drivers, the 45.23 really do bring those scores down.
interesting, 3dmark has gone up too! From 11699 to 11762. Maybe I'm better off leaving my GF4 at stock speed. Very weird. I guess it's the latency timing thing, with the core waiting for the memory to catch up.
Anyone else with some theories?
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