How far should i overclock my geforce 6600? 11 replies

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#1 13 years ago

i have heard people say that they have overclocked gf 6600 to a 6600gt. how much higher does it need to be set?




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#2 13 years ago

Stock speed for a 6600GT is 500/1000. Not sure about the standard 6600, but the 6600GT can be clocked quite a bit higher with stock cooling though.




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#3 13 years ago

has anyone overclocked their gf 6600 and how far? i dont want to make mine overheat so wats the max i should go?




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#4 13 years ago

Simple Answer: don't overclock it. 6600GTs are still very good cards, and will play every game thrown at it for a long time to come. If you want to overclock, you must upgrade the card's cooling system. The manufacturors only give you cooling that will work for the temperature created at the default clock speeds - going any higher can risk card damage. If you still want to overclock, bare in mind that you probably won't see much of a difference at all. It certainly won't make your games look better, just fractionally faster. If it was a GeForce 5 or something, I would tell you to overclock it. But with GeForce 6600 + cards, you shouldn't bother.




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#5 13 years ago

yea i probly wont i overclocked the gf fx5200 on my old computer. thanks anyway




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#6 13 years ago

The biggest thing overclocking shows in is benchmarks, in gaming you might notice a difference depending on what settings you have it on and if AA/AF is on. If you plan to overclock, i would replace the stock cooler with something better, watch your temps, and watch for artifacting when playing a game (odd colored out of place pixels, rendering textures wrong ect...) as thats a sure sign that your pushing your card to far.




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#7 13 years ago

The 6600 and Gt are the exact same card except for ram. The 6600nonGT uses basic DDR while the GT uses GDDR3. That means that you should have no problem getting the card to 500/500. I can tell you that a 200mhz jump in speed will bring you a signifcant performance increase. Possiblly 10+ frames. You won't get it to 6600GT speeds because the ram is much slower.




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#8 13 years ago

Why did you say he wouldn't have a problem getting it to 500/500, then say you won't get it to 6600GT speeds? 500/500 is the stock speed of a 6600GT.... assuming that by 500MHz memory, you mean 1000MHz effectivce, since its DDR. and @Reven- A 6600GT is still a very good card, but he doesnt have a 6600GT. He has a standard 6600 which he wants to push to 6600GT speeds. If you are going to overclock, use the tool integrated into the nVidia graphics drivers (called coolbits... google it). Let it auto overclock it for you (chooses the highest stable speed), then to be safe lower it by a few dozen MHz. Make sure your temps are below the recommended max (again... google that to find the max), and if you don't get artifacts or game crashes, then your fine. Like they said though, the safest bet is just to not overclock it.




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#9 13 years ago

Indeed. If you are going to overclock it then use water cooling or and better heat sink than the one that came stock. The stock fan/heatsink wont be able to over clock it very high. Also it still wont run as a 6600GT since the 6600 is 128bit and only has DDR when the 6600GT is 256bit with GDDR3 witch is A LOT faster than the ones that come with 6600.




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#10 13 years ago
carl4286Why did you say he wouldn't have a problem getting it to 500/500, then say you won't get it to 6600GT speeds?

I think he meant that he wouldn't have a problem getting it to 500 /500(1000), but it will still will not give the performance of a GT due to the ram.




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