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MiuMan
07-17-04, 03:34 AM
I tried the optimal frequencies on 3d peformance and came up with 401mhz and 1.06ghz.. I have the 6800 GT OC card from BFG . now is it okay to keep it at that speed? im really at a loss. please help lol

Rollo
07-17-04, 08:43 AM
I tried the optimal frequencies on 3d peformance and came up with 401mhz and 1.06ghz.. I have the 6800 GT OC card from BFG . now is it okay to keep it at that speed? im really at a loss. please help lol

You can probably do it, but the question is "Why?". You would never notice the difference between stock speed 370/1000 and 401/1060. That is a tiny difference in speed. (~10% core/6% RAM)

I OCd my 6800NU ~20%, check out my "huge" gains:

UT2003 Holy Sh*t settings (all highest), 4X 8X, sound on, nVidia on "Quality":

325/700MHz
12X9
Flyby 126fps Botmatch 68fps
16X12
Flyby 68fps Botmatch 43fps

390/832MHz

12X9
Flyby 158fps Botmatch 74fps
16X12
Flyby 82fps Botmatch 49fps

Only 10% on Botmatch, which simulates game play. I don't think OCing is worth the risk to hardware unless you get tangible gains from it.

(e.g. when I OCd my 5800 from 400/800 to 500/1000 last year, it was a big difference)

Beyond all that, the BFG 6800GT is the second or third fastest card in the worl in most instances, doesn't really need OCing.

MiuMan
07-17-04, 10:45 AM
You can probably do it, but the question is "Why?". You would never notice the difference between stock speed 370/1000 and 401/1060. That is a tiny difference in speed. (~10% core/6% RAM)

I OCd my 6800NU ~20%, check out my "huge" gains:

UT2003 Holy Sh*t settings (all highest), 4X 8X, sound on, nVidia on "Quality":

325/700MHz
12X9
Flyby 126fps Botmatch 68fps
16X12
Flyby 68fps Botmatch 43fps

390/832MHz

12X9
Flyby 158fps Botmatch 74fps
16X12
Flyby 82fps Botmatch 49fps

Only 10% on Botmatch, which simulates game play. I don't think OCing is worth the risk to hardware unless you get tangible gains from it.

(e.g. when I OCd my 5800 from 400/800 to 500/1000 last year, it was a big difference)

Beyond all that, the BFG 6800GT is the second or third fastest card in the worl in most instances, doesn't really need OCing.


ok maybe you can give me a lesson on getting those benchmarks.. is there a program that lets you do this? hot do you get the fps readings and stuff.. dont know how.. thanks

OWA
07-17-04, 10:56 AM
If you'd like to bench UT2004 instead try this article (just recently posted).

http://www.nvnews.net/articles/benchmarking/ut2004/index.shtml

Another option is to get a program called BenchEmAll. It automates a lot of the process so you can get some pretty quick results with programs that it knows about. It's still not as good as using something like fraps in-game (IMO, that is) but at least it's not as time consuming.

http://www.benchemall.com/

Edit: Oh, and fraps allows you to monitor framerates while playing the game, can take screenshots, record movies, has a benchmark feature, etc.

http://www.fraps.com/

Most newer games have options for displaying the framerate and recording demos for benchmarking but you'll have to search for those options based on the game you're interesting in.

stncttr908
07-17-04, 11:28 AM
Try looping some 3dmark 2003 tests on that speed, and if it's stable (you don't notice any screen abnormalities and the system doesn't lock up) then I'd say it's safe to keep those clocks.

Rollo
07-17-04, 03:02 PM
ok maybe you can give me a lesson on getting those benchmarks.. is there a program that lets you do this? hot do you get the fps readings and stuff.. dont know how.. thanks

Mike's article on benching UT2004 is very good, but if you have 2003, the procedure is much easier:

Double click on benchmark.exe in the System folder of the game.

Why they took this out of 2004 is way beyond me, you would think developers would want to make it as easy as possible to benchmark their software.