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RanCorX2 05-10-06 01:58 PM

recently had to replace my 6600
 
I replaced my msi 6600 with a Leadtek A6600 TD 256MB card, anyway getting to my point, I was reading the article here > http://www.digital-daily.com/video/peredelki/
It explains that flashing the bios to sparkle 6600 or a asus 6600 improves the overclocking of the card. Anyway I tried flashing my card with a sparkle bios from that site mentioned in the article, upon a reboot i got a garbled screen, so i reboot and hit f8 and blindly using a boot cd i used ntfs 4 dos to flash my original bios back onto the card. (i wrote down all the keys i had to press to get to the dos prompt) seeing as i could'nt see what i was doing ;)

Did i do something wrong? is some special sparkle 6600 bios i need for this flash? i only used the one that matched my clock speeds , the other was 75hz difference i think. from here > http://www.mvktech.net/
my ard the A6600 is the one discribed in the article, well so it seems, i'm wondering why the flash failed? i was interested to see if the overclocking would be improved but since the flash failed im back to sqaure one....anyone with a A6600 done this?

never mind, decided to post on the forum at http://www.mvktech.net/ seems to be my best bet for help on this. :)

LBJM 05-10-06 05:30 PM

Re: recently had to replace my 6600
 
overclocking a 6600 is just not worth it. I'd suggest getting a better video card. a 7900GT overclocks well.

snowmanwithahat 05-10-06 09:46 PM

Re: recently had to replace my 6600
 
well, basically the whole point of flashing to get "better overclocking" is that you're upping the core voltage of your card, which is a good way to fry a card very quick, voltage mods, whether it's a hardware or software mod, will kill your card much more quickly than just overclocking, if i were you, i'd settle for what you have, because overclocking will bring you a framerate delta of only about 5-7 fps at the most when your card is pushed to the bleeding edge, it's not worth it to kill something that fast for that kind of performance.... however if you overclock in moderation, without flashing it'll still help a little, but once again, hardly a difference

LBJM 05-10-06 10:32 PM

Re: recently had to replace my 6600
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by snowmanwithahat
king, if i were you, i'd settle for what you have, because overclocking will bring you a framerate delta of only about 5-7 fps at the most when your card is pushed to the bleeding edge, it's not worth it to kill something that fast for that kind of performance.... however if you overclock in moderation, without flashing it'll still help a little, but once again, hardly a difference

a very nice :beer:


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