Hi. Oh, and a little advice?

By Skroppy
Apr 7, 2007
  1. Ok heres the situation, I have a stingy character who doesn't want to spend more than R1000 (thats roughly $120) on her setup. And even better if she can not spend anything at all! now she is running on an HP dc7100 2.8 P4 ht with a (please, brace yourselves, I nearly choked when I heard this) a PCI -as in not agp or pci-e- FX5200... now I told her that there is no way to actually upgrade this thing since the case is so small that nothing but her low profile FX5200 (which I had to hunt around for) will fit in her case. She just uses the machine for animation, rendering and occasional mild gaming, but she would like some extra performance. So I went to overclocking her GFX card. The dc7100 has surprisingly good cooling capabilities and I managed to clock it to get a score of about 116 on Video Card Stress Test (it previously did benched at 79). the problem is it doesnt overheat when I clock it higher (the gpu or memory) then it just goes slower. what is missing here?
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,427   +27

    Use RivaTuner to OC it. The OC sometimes doesn't stay with CoolBits or other programs but with RivaTuner it mostly does.
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    A low profile Radeon X1300 PCI card would have been much, much better.
  4. Skroppy

    Skroppy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    And where would I get a low profile X1300 PCI card?
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    I don't know where you live, but some Froogle search results are here.
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