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Old 01-21-07, 05:26 PM   #1
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Question Would I see a large benefit w/ OC'ing?

I've been using Fraps to get an idea of what kind of FPS my system is capable of pushing. I tried X3 reunion and the game ran in the 32-50fps, but at times was hitting 10-15fps in certain populous sectors. GTR2 was the same, solo practice runs would hit 160+fps but once I had 15 cars on the track it dipped into the 30's at times.

Now I know this is due to my CPU not being fast enough to calculate physics and feed my 8800GTS. So I wonder, would a 200-400mhz OC on my stock x2 3800 smooth out performance? I don't need to see a 50fps jump, just enough to smooth out the kinks in X3 reunion and keep my CPU safe.
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Old 01-21-07, 06:28 PM   #2
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Why don't you overclock it and see if it smooths out your performance?
I have no idea what you would consider smooth performance to be.

It might, it might not.
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Old 01-21-07, 06:42 PM   #3
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Just OC'ed it slightly to 2.2ghz, there was a definite improvement. X3 was much smoother and GTR2 never dipped below 30fps with 15 cars. Guess I need to start messing around with OC'ing. My temps weren't too great, but that's because my case is a hotbox. When I buy my next case this month I'll make the OC permanent.
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I oc'ed my Opteron 125MHz more to 2.925GHz, and I noticed a 5fps jump in certain parts of 3Dmark06, my score was also 20pts higher. 20pts may not seem like alot but my ram was running at 300MHz, 200MHz slower then normal. I didn't run it again at 2.925 w/ higher ram speeds because I had to have all my fans at max, and was just trying to reach 3GHz which I didnt.

My point is that I think that 200-400MHz will provide you with a decent boost, just due to the fact that 125MHz boosted my 8800GTX even w/ low ram speeds.

edit - lol, i guess you posted during my post, glad to see its working the way you want it to.
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I oc'ed my Opteron 125MHz more to 2.925GHz, and I noticed a 5fps jump in certain parts of 3Dmark06, my score was also 20pts higher. 20pts may not seem like alot but my ram was running at 300MHz, 200MHz slower then normal. I didn't run it again at 2.925 w/ higher ram speeds because I had to have all my fans at max, and was just trying to reach 3GHz which I didnt.

My point is that I think that 200-400MHz will provide you with a decent boost, just due to the fact that 125MHz boosted my 8800GTX even w/ low ram speeds.

edit - lol, i guess you posted during my post, glad to see its working the way you want it to.
I'm just aiming for a moderate OC. 400mhz tops and really to just to keep frames constant. my cooling at the moment is inadequate and this little test made it very apparent. All the same it was a good test. Now all I need is a new case with better airflow and I think I'll be set.
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My X2 4400+ tops out at 2666MHz i want higher damn it. Tried to get it stable at 2.8GHz will boot but no matter howmuch voltage i give it it's still not stable
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I'm just aiming for a moderate OC. 400mhz tops and really to just to keep frames constant. my cooling at the moment is inadequate and this little test made it very apparent. All the same it was a good test. Now all I need is a new case with better airflow and I think I'll be set.
yes, im pleased with my OC on my x2 3800 as well
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