just installed coolbits HELP! (overclocking) 2 replies

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"World's Best Boss"

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#1 14 years ago

ok so i just installed cool bits and want to overclock my card but theres 2 bars. one is core clock frequency and the other memory clock frequency. the core is default at 275MHZ and the other memory is default 332MHz. what do you suggest i pull them up to? my card gets cooled by a fan. when i brought them up to core 350 and memory to 400 it crashed after about 5hrs of play. so i dont know what to put them at. it worked before at lower options but the 350 and 400 is my limit. PLZ tell me what i should bring these up to. the card is NVidia Geforce4 MX4000 64MB (just if your wondering)

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#2 14 years ago

well, I'd look on overclockers.com, or something like this cant remember the exact URL :)

Anyway, when overclocking you should do it in small steps until your system gets instabil, then go back in small steps until it runs again. It is a great help if you have some way to monitor the temperature in your PC, most mobos have software for that. If the temperature gets too high you should apply more cooling or risk that your hardware won't live as long.

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#3 14 years ago

Overclocking is a balancing art between performance gain VS heat. Making the most of your videocard requires you to spend a few hours testing. Change the settings by small numbers and run a 3d benchmark like 3dMARK to check stability, make small changes and repeat. If you have problems with heat, get some good ThermalPaste and apply under your GPU fan, or buy a bigger fan.