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Fear-No-Evil

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#1 12 years ago

Now, I'm not the most knowledged on the matter of computers. As far as I'm concerned, if you get something new for one you plug it in and thats that. Take my Graphics card for instance. I plug it in, turn on computer, it automatically sets itself up. But apparantly there are settings to make it run better. This I did not know. How do I access them and..you know...mess about with settings? Is there a setup program or something?




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#2 12 years ago

You could tune drivers for your graphics card. You just have to find a version of the driver which runs best with the game you play most often. Usually it is good to have the latest driver installed, but sometimes earlier versions run better. In some cases there are non-official drivers which, as some claim, are better than the official drivers.

The second thing you can do with a graphics-card would be to overclock it. For this you need very good cooling, probably a fan or cooling-system on your graphics-card which is better than the one you have right now. Also fans which cool the rest of your PC. Then some kind of software for overclocking. I wouldn't recommend to overclock a graphics card unless you know very well what you are doing.

Apart from that there aren't so many settings, you can change a few things in BIOS, like AGP aperture size, but usually it is set to the best value already.




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#3 12 years ago

Sounds like overclocking it's not such a good then. I will naturally assume doing something so risky makes it better somehow, so what does overclocking it actually do?




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#4 12 years ago

well analyse the word Over: more than original (in this sense of the word before any of you smart arses correct me) Clock: the speed of the GPU or CPU or Ram...

So you are making something faster than it is meant to be, of course this makes the component hotter so thats why you are recomended to use or have good cooling inside your pc