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Overclocking A Nvidia Geforce 5500 256mb Pci


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#1 applesauce1234

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 07:13 PM

Seeing that I cannot/should not overclock my factory locked dell dimension, i bought a nVIDIA GeForce 5500 256MB PCI... in its settings, there is an option for overclocking the video card clock...

what do i need to know about this? is it a good idea? any ideas?

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 08:48 PM

You can, but then you can't. Since the card is in PCI format, rather than AGP, your overclocking abilities will be severly limited. If you still want to OC the card, then I'd suggest to look for a registry key on the internet called 'coolbits.' It has proven itself over time and I even use it. If you are uncomfortable with having a registry key changed, then go to Omega Drivers and D/L their nVidia drivers for watever OS you're using. I hae also used this, and have pushed my FX5600 XT way further than any average user would like to go. But, that was after I put on an aftermarket cooler. Also, the card was in the AGP slot. It's up to you which one you want to use, I just provided the information.

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