overclocking advice please

By Greenmachine
Nov 9, 2006
  1. Okay...I was thinking of overclocking my vid card a little.
    I currently have ASUS N6600/TD/256 GeForce 6600 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X. My clocks are 300/500 with stock cooling.
    My other system specs are:
    • AMD Athlon 64 3000+
    • 512MB Corsair XMS Pro DDR 400
    • Antec 500W PSU
    • Gigabyte GA-K8NS mobo

    ASUS comes with a Smartdoctor utility that allows you to overclock. Should I use that or Rivatuner? Any suggestions on clock settings?

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Don't overclock is my recommendation. MSI has a utility that will automatically step the processor clock and bus clock until the "fastest" settings that produce a stable system are reached. I suppose the utilities you mention will do much the same thing
  3. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    I agree with Tmagic,

    Overclocking a Videocard is rarely worth the performance gain. Unless the card is water cooled or has a large cooler for both the core and memory, there is some risk involved. You may see 1-5 FPS increase in games but I have also seen quite a few video cards from a long term overclock.
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