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#1 Matt B

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 09:10 PM

Hi guys,

I'm thinking of using ATI Tool v0.24 to overclock my ATI Radeon X700, but safely, because I heard the auto-detect features can mess up your card.

Can anyone tell me a safe way to overclock the Core and Memory?

Thanks,

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 11:57 PM

Have you read thru This Bleeping Computer Post about Overclocking?
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Posted 30 September 2006 - 02:14 AM

He means about overclocking his vidoe card, there's not to much help on that thread for overclocking his video card.

I have an X700 as well, and I enjoy overclocking it when I'm playing something intensive like Oblivion. ATi tool is great.

To see you limits, open it up. Then open up the 3D view. Slowly crank up the core by 5 Mhz at a timeand test to see if there's any aritfacts, if there's just a few pixels that are yellow, it's fine. It's when you start seeing big splotches, you gotta' lower the frequency. Also wait a bit and see how much it heats up.

I have the basic X700, but with some extra slaped on memory. I can get my core and memory from 400(core)/275(memory) to a good 486/310 stable. For your memory, you may have more luck, but I really wouldn't reccomend going over a 486Mhz core for the X700. And don't lave it overclocked all night.
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Posted 30 September 2006 - 02:23 AM

Thanks for your help zero.

Yeah, I also heard raising it in 10 Mhz increments then if it artifacts/glitches, lower it 20 Mhz from that point.

My default is 400/250 (rounded).

Should I raise both at the same time or start with one?

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 08:35 PM

Start with one, so possibly slowly raise the core/memory. One at a time will be better.

Doesn't matter really how much you go up by, just don't put the slider to the max..... Go up by 10, or 5. Not to high though.
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Posted 01 October 2006 - 06:21 AM

Be aware that overclocking can be an expensive hobby.

Anyone who indulges in it should be ready, willing and able to replace whatever may be damaged as a result including the video card, the motherboard, the processor, etc.

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 08:07 PM

Be aware that overclocking can be an expensive hobby.

Anyone who indulges in it should be ready, willing and able to replace whatever may be damaged as a result including the video card, the motherboard, the processor, etc.


He's only overclocking his video card. I highly doubt he'll fry his motherboard unless he overclocks it to incredible speeds and the motherboard can't transfer enough power to it, and his processor and everything should be fine, but be ready to replace the card if it dies out.
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 09:32 PM

Im not that much of a power enthusiast, I just want to see what OC is like.

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 08:15 AM

Overclocking was fun for me. Go ahead and give it a try as long as you realize that you can hose your system in a heartbeat just by trying it.

Backup all of your important data and make sure that you've got copies of all your programs in case of a system meltdown.

The problem with overclocking is that you don't know what affect it will have on other parts of your system.
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