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i read all these posts and i dont think one talks abut how to actually overclock your videocard. could i get a step by step process. i have a ATI 9200 128mb

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I believe Rb should handle this one.

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You flatter me. I'll hunt through my stuff and work up a little tutorial or find some good links or both. I know I have some.

First off post your comp specs so I have an idea for what you need. Different vid cards etc. Basically to help I need your Mobo, CPU, RAM and Vid Card specs.

Also list your normal temps and what kind of cooling you're using as in Heatsink and case fans (placement and direction of airflow).

With this info I can recommend what will work best.

Also go and download the latest version of Powerstrip.

http://www.hardcoreware.net/downloads.php

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mboard- biostar M&VIW VIA KT266A socket A ATX MB

AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 266MHz 256KB Socket A CPU

640 something of SDram pc133

ATI Radeon 9200 128MB DDR 8x AGP w/TV

copper socket 370/socket heat sink

400watt power supply

i dont know my temperature casue i dont have one of those guage thingies.....i would like to set one up. i have an extra fan from an old power suppy rigged up under the power supply to suck air out.

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http://mbm.livewiredev.com/

That site has a list of compatible motherboards and what sensors to use. Go there and download the proggy Motherboard Monitor. See if you can get it to read your temps. Biostar's are crap boards so good luck.

What I mean is Biostar = OEM crap! HP, Dell and Gateway use them.

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yeah, i got that proggie but they dont have an option for the M7VIW VIA KT266A. haha i just picked the closest one (is that bad).

i then did a system info and this is what i got:

----MBM SYSTEM INFO-----

MBM 5.3.5.0

MBM 5 Core EXE : 5.3.5.0

MBM 5 Core DLL : 5.3.5.1

MBM 5 Settings DLL : 5.3.5.0

MBM 5 Dashboard DLL : 5.3.5.0

MBM 5 Hibernation DLL : 5.0.0.0

MBM 5 Ras DLL : 5.0.0.0

MBM 5 Logger DLL : 5.3.4.0

MBM 5 Mail, FTP and UDP DLL : 5.3.4.0

MBM 5 OSD DLL : 5.0.0.3

MBM 5 ASPI DLL : 5.2.1.0

MBM 5 Heat Up EXE : 5.0.0.0

MBM 5 Wizard : 5.3.5.0

MBMIO DLL : 1.0.0.2

MBMIO Driver : 1.1

DLL Folder Location : C:\Program Files\Motherboard Monitor 5\DLL\

Data Folder Location : C:\Program Files\Motherboard Monitor 5\Data\

Language Folder Location : C:\Program Files\Motherboard Monitor 5\Language\

Log Folder Location (Alarm) : c:\program files\motherboard monitor 5\log\

Log Folder Location (High Low): c:\program files\motherboard monitor 5\log\

Log Folder Location (Interval): c:\program files\motherboard monitor 5\log\

Selected Language : English

Info ChipInfo.ini : 16576 bytes 10/24/2003 1:37:26 PM

Info shdn.ini : 388 bytes 10/12/2000 6:47:06 PM

Info Voltage.ini : 32118 bytes 11/9/2003 11:26:20 PM

Info Language file : 22920 bytes 10/17/2003 8:33:40 AM

Up Time MBM session : 00:00:06:43

Up Time MBM total : 00:00:06:43

------Sensor Chip-------

Main Sensor Chip : Sis950 / ITE8705F

SMB Address : $5000

Used Bus : ISA

ISA Address : $0290

-Sensor Chip Selections-

Possible Temp Sensors[2] : Sis950/ITE8705F-1

Possible Temp Sensors[3] : Sis950/ITE8705F-1 Diode

Possible Temp Sensors[4] : Sis950/ITE8705F-2

Possible Temp Sensors[5] : Sis950/ITE8705F-2 Diode

Possible Temp Sensors[6] : Sis950/ITE8705F-3

Possible Temp Sensors[7] : Sis950/ITE8705F-3 Diode

Selected Temp Sensors[1] : Via686B-1 (179)

Selected Temp Sensors[2] : Via686B-2 (180)

Possible Voltage Sensors[2] : MBM Fixed

Selected Voltage Sensors[1] : MBM Fixed (2)

Selected Voltage Sensors[2] : MBM Fixed (2)

Selected Voltage Sensors[3] : MBM Fixed (2)

Selected Voltage Sensors[4] : MBM Fixed (2)

Selected Voltage Sensors[5] : MBM Fixed (2)

Selected Voltage Sensors[6] : MBM Fixed (2)

Selected Voltage Sensors[7] : MBM Fixed (2)

Possible Fan Sensors[1] : Sis950 / ITE8705F-1

Possible Fan Sensors[2] : Sis950 / ITE8705F-2

Possible Fan Sensors[3] : Sis950 / ITE8705F-3

Selected Fan Sensors[1] : Via686B-1 T1 D4 (42)

Selected Fan Sensors[2] : Via686B-2 T1 D4 (43)

Possible Voltage Sub Types[0] : Sis950 / ITE8705F -1

Possible Voltage Sub Types[1] : Sis950 / ITE8705F -2

Possible Voltage Sub Types[2] : Sis950 / ITE8705F -3

Possible Voltage Sub Types[3] : Sis950 / ITE8705F -4

Possible Voltage Sub Types[4] : Sis950 / ITE8705F -5

Possible Voltage Sub Types[5] : Sis950 / ITE8705F -6

Possible Voltage Sub Types[6] : Sis950 / ITE8705F -7

Possible Voltage Sub Types[7] : SOYO DRAGON KT400 ULTRA PLATINUM

Possible Voltage Sub Types[8] : ECS L7S7A2

Possible Voltage Sub Types[9] : GA-8SQ800ULTRA

Possible Voltage Sub Types[10] : ECS L7S7A2

Selected Voltage Sub Type : Sis950 / ITE8705F -1 (0)

--Sensor Chip Readings--

Temperature Readout[1] : 0

Temperature Readout[2] : 11

Voltage Readout[1] : 1.63014

Voltage Readout[2] : 1.888

Voltage Readout[3] : 3.264

Voltage Readout[4] : 4.9891968

Voltage Readout[5] : 12.2664

Voltage Readout[6] : -3.609711

Fan Readout[1] : 337500

Fan Readout[2] : 54000

---------System---------

Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP (NT 5.1) (Build 2600)

User : Administrator

Memory in use : 20%

Total Physical Memory : 785908 KB

Available Physical Memory : 620928 KB

----------CPU-----------

CPU Speed : 1992 MHz

Nr of CPU's : 1

-------3rd Party--------

ShutDownNow :

----Advanced Settings---

Fan Temp : 0

Custom Temp Table : 0

Startup Delay : 0

2E 4E Enabled : 0

2E Forced : 0

4E Forced : 0

Do Not Reset : 1

SMB Scan Range : $10 - $7F

dont know if thats what your looking for

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well I didn't need all that. Does your BIOS show temps? If so boot to the BIOS and see what the temps are after the puters been running for a while so your idle temp will have stabilized. Then try the different sensors till you find the ones that most closely match yours. Also on that sight if you go to Motherboard List on the Left menu and then select Biostar you'll see theres a list of different boards and what sensors they use. Start with the one that is the most common and work from there.

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OK bd here we go.

First off install the attached file. It will add an Overclocking tab to yout advanced display properties.

Then go to the Display control panel. Right click an empty spot on the desktop Properties/Settings/Advanced Then click the Open GL tab and move everything to Performance all the sliders. Then click the Direct3D tab and do the same thing.

Then you can move on to the Clock Rate tab.

Here you just want to move the settings up slowly and then run some tests 3D Mark etc., play some games etc. and watch for any artifacts and tearing or any abnormality. About 5-10 MHz at a time. Start with the memory till you get it upped about 20-25 MHz then play with the GPU the same way. If anything starts looking wierd back it down a few notches till it doesn't. Testing and rebooting between any changes. You should see some improvement.

With your crap cooling system I would recommend you don't go to far as heat will quickly become an issue.

Good Luck!

Overclocking can be risky but usually not. I've never had any hardware get destroyed or damaged. Just remember the main rule is "baby steps"!! A little at a time. This also helps by burning in the settings so your hardware is more used to the new settings.

NOTE: This file is for ATI based cards only and will not work with any others. To use it just unzip, right click and choose install.

RadClocker.zip

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hmmm, when i goto my advanced tab it says;

radprobe failed 022

i dont see the clock tab either, is thier another version of this program that i could use. let me get this straight, this is a program i install that lets me overclock the videocard by settings in the display properties?

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Gman :wub: Rb

Ain't he great?

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Yeah it adds a tab to advanced display properties.

If it failed then right click the file and uninstall it. Reboot and try again.

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omg! now that you mention it. i may have forgotton to restart :unsure: not sure though. hahahah thats what i always tell people to do and im not even sure :angry:

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If it doesn't work let me know and we can try a different way. Its just not as easy to understand. I picked the easy way and its what I've used the most in the past.

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yeah man. i couldnt get that program to work . same error as before. its no big deal so please dont go out of your way. when you get a chance let me know what you think

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What OS are you using?

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well it works fine for me. On XP Pro and a 9700 Pro.

Try this it has more options, a little harder to use but still good. Read through the guide and help files. But its pretty straightforward.

pstrip.zip

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sweet. i like this program alot better. i set up the card to be overclocked by 10 mgz on memory and processor i think. does that sound good? i have only messed with it alittle on games though, but thanks fora ll your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i salute you!!!!!1

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When I OC anything I usually pick a pretty safe setting and then use it for a week or so. Then if I feel like it I raise it a bit more and use it for a week or so.

Baby steps work the best.

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