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rijnton1944
03-05-2005, 11:05 AM
For my XFX Geforce 6600GT I also use the registry setting with Coolbits for overclocking. I already tried it with "Detect optimal frequencies" and the results were 585MHz core clock and 1,17GHz for memory. After that my average fps (with Fraps) were about 4 higher when playing a track and with VSync on.
Do you think it is safe to keep this settings ?

rijnton1944
03-05-2005, 11:05 AM
For my XFX Geforce 6600GT I also use the registry setting with Coolbits for overclocking. I already tried it with "Detect optimal frequencies" and the results were 585MHz core clock and 1,17GHz for memory. After that my average fps (with Fraps) were about 4 higher when playing a track and with VSync on.
Do you think it is safe to keep this settings ?

MO_JOJO
03-05-2005, 11:12 AM
Could you fill me in on the terms used above? I'm sure there are others who are new or non-skilled users who could use the advice.

I am looking to build a computer this year and am considering the different AMD 64 CPU's, but don't know how much is enough or too much. The FX 55 are at 2.6Ghz, and the low-end ones like the 3500+ are more like 2.2Ghz.

Is it worth the money to go with an FX series CPU, or just go cheap and buy a 3500 or 3800+ and overclock (OC)? Is there harm to the CPU to OC it?

altstiff
03-05-2005, 11:15 AM
In short Yes it is ok, if you start to lock up or notice artifacts then back it down.

As long as you do not extreme overclock your not going to get anything but lock up's and artifacts.

I have been overclocking my video cards for years and have never had a problem.

WOLFMondo
03-05-2005, 12:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MO_JOJO:
Could you fill me in on the terms used above? I'm sure there are others who are new or non-skilled users who could use the advice.

I am looking to build a computer this year and am considering the different AMD 64 CPU's, but don't know how much is enough or too much. The FX 55 are at 2.6Ghz, and the low-end ones like the 3500+ are more like 2.2Ghz.

Is it worth the money to go with an FX series CPU, or just go cheap and buy a 3500 or 3800+ and overclock (OC)? Is there harm to the CPU to OC it? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I recently got a 64 bit 939 pin 3500 and it overclocks very easily.