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Armchair_Commando

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#1 13 years ago

ok, i am looking into overclocking my gpu, a Radeon mobility 9800 (in an Inspiron 9100) and i have a few questions about the whole overclocking thing. i want the extra speed but i dont want to kill my card. first, i have used ATI tool to find the safe max core and memory clocks and from a stock speed of core-350mhz/mem-300mhz it says i can go to core-455mhz/mem-432mhz before i start getting artifacts. to be on the safe side i lowered the clocks by 10mhz. so my first question is how accurate is ATI tool for finding safe maximum clocks? i am using i8kfanGUI to find temps and my overclocked temps are only a few degrees warmer them stock temps. so my second question it how accurate is i8kfanGUI? my last question is what part of overclocking will kill the card? is it the extra heat generated or the extra work that the card has to do?




Cap'n Rommel

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#2 13 years ago

if you cooler and power suply is big enough then it will not hurt you card, but dont espect to get a new if it hapens




FN_lewrbm69

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#3 13 years ago

yh overclocking video not good ATI tools is a 3rd party program that works good i got 100mhz out of my X700.




Eagle One

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#4 13 years ago

hmm, if its a mobility then im not sure about weather or not you can overclock it at all, i know i certainly wouldnt chanse it




Cap'n Rommel

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#5 13 years ago

yeahthat.gif dont try, wenn i posted i didnt see that it was a mobility, dont try




carl4286

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#6 13 years ago

I don't think the ATI overclocking utility takes into account the temps of the GPU when it determines the max safe clock speed. This sounds a bit repetative, but don't try.




Armchair_Commando

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#7 13 years ago

ok, thanks for the advice




Eagle One

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#8 13 years ago

if it was a normal PC 9800pro then id say go for it, but since its mobility then leave it unless your very certain you want to do it




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#9 13 years ago

Yeah, Ive never seen anybody OC a mobile before... those things r too thin to be cooked any hotter.




Mr.Nitro

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#10 13 years ago

Always with overclocking,good cooling is the key,i say never overclock unless you have a good after market heatsink and fan or gpu cooler :D




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