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Overclocking Video cards


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Hello,
I am not getting enough out of my games. Battlefield 2 runs horrible with some medium settings. I get a stead 45fps on low settings but thats pretty much it. What I want to know is how to overclock my video card.
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jakestaby

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http://www.softpedia...lBits-Reg.shtml

That's the easiest way.
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You could also try Rivatuner

It's a little more complicated than jakestaby's suggestion, but once you get the hang of it, you end up being able to do more things to enhance performance.

It's what I use.

Edited by UV_Power, 28 July 2005 - 08:43 PM.

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Overclocking the card itself doesnt help much though you wil get maybe 2-3 extra fps 5 max. Video cards are funny in the way they respond to overclocking its rather weird.
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you wil get maybe 2-3 extra fps 5 max.

When I used 3DMark05, I only got about 9 fps. So, an extra 5 makes a huge difference IMO.

When I played CoH, I got an extra 15 - 20 fps after pumping up the MHz using Rivatuner.
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Unusual but it is very dependant on the card if you have a lower end one it is usually the same core as higher end cores only underclocked. If you have a high end card like the xl or xt versions of the ati or ultra and GT versions of nvidia cards they are allready high clocked and wont benefit from an increase. As a rule though you dont get a large increase in performance it seems you were lucky.

Check the overclocking forums sites to see how much you can expect from the card.
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See my sig. below? I have the vanilla 6600. Could that explain it?
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