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Kerrysucks
12-29-04, 09:47 AM
Here are my specs:

Athlon XP3000+ 333FSB (stock speed) w/Antec Tru480W PSU
Soyo KT600 Dragon Plus v1.0
1024 MB PC-3200
eVGA 6800 GT
Maxtor 80 GB S-ATA w/8 MB buffer

I think my processor would bottleneck my GT and I am looking for input as to whether or not OC'ing my card would be worth the effort. Here are the games that I primarily play:

Half-Life 2
Doom 3
Far Cry
COD United Offensive
Vampires: Bloodlines

Any comments would be appreciated. (xmassign)

mustrum
12-29-04, 10:29 AM
Oc your card and your CPU and it is worth, it. :D

Dr.Nick
12-29-04, 11:49 AM
Yes! (xmasgrin)

Decimator
12-29-04, 01:05 PM
Well Doom 3 and Half Life 2 both come with timedemo's, so you can just run them at stock, make a note of the framerate you're getting, then OC a little bit, re-run the timedemos and see if the fps has gone up.

$n][pErMan
12-29-04, 01:48 PM
Any decent or good GT card can OC safely by at least 50mhz on the core and 100mhz on the memory. Anything over that and your risking your hardware. Quite frankly... im happy at 400mhz/1100mhz. Why push it more when it works fine? (xmastong)

Toss3
12-29-04, 05:10 PM
[pErMan']Any decent or good GT card can OC safely by at least 50mhz on the core and 100mhz on the memory. Anything over that and your risking your hardware. Quite frankly... im happy at 400mhz/1100mhz. Why push it more when it works fine? (xmastong)

heh, 'cos you want every single fps that you can get out of the card :D but I have watercooling which helps to some extent :) (cheers)

Mud
12-29-04, 05:46 PM
i'd say other than 3dmark the benefits will be negligable. the benefits of 3dmark are questionable. so; questionable * negligable = naff all.

NemesisChild
12-29-04, 06:58 PM
[pErMan']Any decent or good GT card can OC safely by at least 50mhz on the core and 100mhz on the memory. Anything over that and your risking your hardware. Quite frankly... im happy at 400mhz/1100mhz. Why push it more when it works fine? (xmastong)

I couldn't agree more!!!

nrdstrm
12-29-04, 08:36 PM
I have had mine up to 425/1150 stable, but I run it at 400/1100. Ultra speeds are good enough for me...Now if it only had 16NS memory...lol
Nrdstrm

Cota
12-29-04, 09:09 PM
Here are my specs:

Athlon XP3000+ 333FSB (stock speed) w/Antec Tru480W PSU
Soyo KT600 Dragon Plus v1.0
1024 MB PC-3200
eVGA 6800 GT
Maxtor 80 GB S-ATA w/8 MB buffer

I think my processor would bottleneck my GT and I am looking for input as to whether or not OC'ing my card would be worth the effort. Here are the games that I primarily play:

Half-Life 2
Doom 3
Far Cry
COD United Offensive
Vampires: Bloodlines

Any comments would be appreciated. (xmassign)


The easiest way is to try it yourself.

bkswaney
12-30-04, 12:13 AM
[pErMan']Any decent or good GT card can OC safely by at least 50mhz on the core and 100mhz on the memory. Anything over that and your risking your hardware. Quite frankly... im happy at 400mhz/1100mhz. Why push it more when it works fine? (xmastong)


I agree. Mine just running 400/1100 rocks!
No need for anymore really. :)
Why risk a 400 card that's hard to get your hands
on at times.

MX/MX400
12-30-04, 01:59 AM
Meh, you might get a few extra fps... but really, anything that would choke a stock GT will still choke a GT @ Ultra. And as far as I can tell the GT does a pretty good job in all of the games you listed straight out of the box.

Jethro
12-30-04, 09:46 PM
your CPU speed and FSB need clocking not your GT.

I have a Kt600 chipset and it is solid even OC'd. @ 225 FSB with Low latency ram and a smoking Mobile chip she really flies. Have you looked into clocking that board at all? If memory serves me its limited but if you could get your board and CPU doing 200FSB that would be a nice speed improvement.

Kerrysucks
12-31-04, 08:25 AM
I want to thank all you guys for your input. It is truly appreciated. And for those of you old enough to drink tonight, DON'T DRIVE!

Marcos
12-31-04, 08:56 AM
i have the same cpu as you and i do notice a difference when i go from stock to 400/1.1

/designated driver until 11 or so

superklye
12-31-04, 01:13 PM
Going from 333FSB to 400FSB was a huge increase. My system seemed so much smoother and faster. I highly recommend putting the FSB at 200 in the BIOS so your RAM is being used to its fullest potential and then putting the CPU mulitplier at 10 (3000+) or 11 (3200+).

That's basically what I did, and mine is running only .025v higher than stock (1.675 vs. 1.65 stock). I noticed a dramatic increase over this.

OCing my GT wasn't noticeable at all. I ran it at 410/1100 and didn't really notice anything at all.

kev13dd
01-02-05, 05:01 AM
Going from 333FSB to 400FSB was a huge increase. My system seemed so much smoother and faster. I highly recommend putting the FSB at 200 in the BIOS so your RAM is being used to its fullest potential and then putting the CPU mulitplier at 10 (3000+) or 11 (3200+).

That's basically what I did, and mine is running only .025v higher than stock (1.675 vs. 1.65 stock). I noticed a dramatic increase over this.

OCing my GT wasn't noticeable at all. I ran it at 410/1100 and didn't really notice anything at all.

What type of temps were you getting before and after your overclock? (processor)

What cooling solution are you using? (processor)


K

ChrisRay
01-02-05, 06:08 AM
Going from 333FSB to 400FSB was a huge increase. My system seemed so much smoother and faster. I highly recommend putting the FSB at 200 in the BIOS so your RAM is being used to its fullest potential and then putting the CPU mulitplier at 10 (3000+) or 11 (3200+).

That's basically what I did, and mine is running only .025v higher than stock (1.675 vs. 1.65 stock). I noticed a dramatic increase over this.

OCing my GT wasn't noticeable at all. I ran it at 410/1100 and didn't really notice anything at all.


Ya.. I have a 2500+ Barton that I have ran at 400 FSB and 2.2 Ghz like you. Its really night and day, I personally dont Overclock my GT, I havent felt the need too. And after losing a 6800NU due a fan failure, Lil paranoid and I respect that warranty just a bit more now.

latinmike
01-03-05, 02:36 AM
Here are my specs:

Athlon XP3000+ 333FSB (stock speed) w/Antec Tru480W PSU
Soyo KT600 Dragon Plus v1.0
1024 MB PC-3200
eVGA 6800 GT
Maxtor 80 GB S-ATA w/8 MB buffer

I think my processor would bottleneck my GT and I am looking for input as to whether or not OC'ing my card would be worth the effort. Here are the games that I primarily play:

Half-Life 2
Doom 3
Far Cry
COD United Offensive
Vampires: Bloodlines

Any comments would be appreciated. (xmassign)

(snowman) I had the same processor and co my card 400/100 MHz worked great for me now have 2500+ oc to 2205/ddr333 still works great try it for yourself.