View Full Version : Overclock help.

03-21-04, 08:41 PM
I got a Geforce FX 5200 128DDR1 by XFX. I wanna over clock this since my bench marks are pretty crappy (740@ 1024x768, rest at max) latest. Video games go good for me, but no like crazy good. I either gotta play at 800x600 with details full or some medium...or 1024x768 at everything low...or for games like halo like 640x480....any suggestions?

03-21-04, 09:46 PM
Overclocking that particular card is going to do jack squat for your performance, especially (based on your benchmarking scores) since it looks like you got yourself a 64-bit 5200, which is about the worst video card you can buy right now.

Return it if you can and if you're on a budget, you can buy a GeForce FX 5700 non-ultra for less than $130. Those cards are monster overclockers. Or better yet, pick up a GeForce FX 5900SE/XT/non-ultra. www.buyxg.com has an eVGA FX 5900SE for $170 on sale until 10 a.m. PST tomorrow.

I also noticed that you're running SDR memory, which also will have a huge factor in killing your gaming performance.

03-21-04, 09:56 PM
crap...i have a 2 year warranty on this crap, just gotta hope it malfunctions or something! :cry: