7600 GS Overclocked, any good? 12 replies

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The Typer

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#1 12 years ago

I'm looking up info on the BFG Technologies GeForce 7600 GS Overclocked. Two questions: 1. Is it already overclocked in the package? Or do you have to do it yourself, but it overclocks easier? 2. Is it worth a buy over my crappy 9600. I have an AGP motherboard slot, and a 350 PSU.




Bs|Archaon

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#2 12 years ago

1. It's overclocked already, making it harder to overclock as it's already being pushed past standard speeds. But having said that you should be guaranteed 100% stability at the speeds they've put it to at the factory.

2. Yes. I'm not promising anything but a decent 350W PSU should be able to cope with a 7600GS, depending what other hardware is hooked up to it. A crap one probably won't.




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#3 12 years ago

The 350 watt PSU might be cutting it close. Espically if you have more than one hard drive, and more than one optical drive (aka, Dvd/Cd-rom drive).

It would be helpful to know the manufacturor of your PSU. And please give us the specifications of your computer.

Lastly, the 7600GS will definatley beat the snot out of your 9600. It's the mid level card on the 7000 series, the same as the 9600 was for the 9000 ATi series. But the 7000 series is two generations ahead of the 9000 series.




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#4 12 years ago

Well the specs are in his sig but I have no idea what his PSU is. The system itself shouldn't use too much power, it's only a midrange Athlon XP system with one hard drive and whatnot...but having said that 350W ain't much.

I'd suggest getting the 7600GS but budgeting for a new PSU in the event that your current one isn't up to the job (ie make sure you put some money aside so you can buy a better one straight away).




marvinmatthew

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#5 12 years ago

Shoot, sorry. I didn't even see his sig.

Yea, you can probably get by with that PSU. But those Nvidia's tend to be real power hungry.

It would still be importaint to tell us the manfufactuor of your PSU.




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#6 12 years ago

I have two DVD Drives, one hard drive, and the PSU is an Antec. I may be able to use another Power Supply in my basement, but it's normally used for my dad's customers.

The card sounds good, Pixel Shader 3.0 (which is in most nVidia cards), 512 MB DDDR2 VRAM, and I think 12 pipelines. The 9600 was like 4.




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#7 12 years ago

Considering that it's an Antec, then it should probably work just fine. If it was some no name company 350w unit, then it could be a concern. Alot of the cheap psu's out there are completely misrepresented as to what they can handle. That 350w Antec is better than a cheesy $25 500w unit.

The 7600gs will completely blow away your old 9600. But, considering that the 7600gs is about $140-$160, if you can spend a few more bucks, you may consider the 7600gt. It has ddr3 and would be quite a bit faster than the GS. Here's an AGP 7600gt for $173: Leadtek A7600 TDH 256mb Don't be offput by it only having 256mb. It's easily a much better card for only $20-$30 more.

You may want to double your ram to 1gb at some point as well. 512mb doesn't quite cut it anymore for gaming.




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#8 12 years ago

Can you tell me an upgrade of memory and video card that is not over 250$ i want to go from 512mb to 1gb in dual chanel (post only 2x512 in dualchanel) and from a X700 128MB AGP to a card still on AGP




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#9 12 years ago
BrontoXCan you tell me an upgrade of memory and video card that is not over 250$ i want to go from 512mb to 1gb in dual chanel (post only 2x512 in dualchanel) and from a X700 128MB AGP to a card still on AGP

Gonna need to post your memory stick specs. That way we can find a specific model and price of RAM. You can just tag another 512 on there and save some money.

As for a better video card, saving about 80 bucks for the ram? Look into a 7600GT AGP card.




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#10 12 years ago

I have 2x256 Kingston in pair dual chanal but i can't put another 2x256 because it doesn't suport dual chanal and i want a link to a benchmark so i want to find 2x512 dual chanal and a video card on AGP




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