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Overclocking

By TheCase
Oct 9, 2007
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  1. Hi,

    I am looking to overclock my ATI Radeon (x600 I think) 256mb. I ran ATI Tool tryed to overlocking then the screen went with purple pink lines didnt know what it was so switched the computer off. Then tryed again the screen turned off, didnt know what that was so turned the computer off.

    I know I have done something because when I try and view my graphics card it says

    ATI Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series

    I do not remember having a x300 ..... How can I do an overclock and do it safely.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

  3. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    Are the purple and pink lines still there? If so you need to remove the overclock as soon as possible. If the lines don't go away then your card is broken.

    To overclock you have to gently make your memory and processor faster and then test the new settings.

    I tried clicking the Find Max Core button and then I slid the slider down 10MHz when it finished, and I did the same thing with the Find Max Mem button.
     
  4. TheCase

    TheCase TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    They went as soon as I restarted. It seems to freeze I was doing about 200mhz of memory and 100mhz of core at a time I think I should be doing 5mhz each I will try this now.

    Thanks
     
  5. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    I would say go up by 3 each time.

    Regards Jase :)
     
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41


    Dude you must be out of your freakin mind going by increments that high at one time.
     
  7. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    :haha: :haha:

    I totally agree! You deliberately trying to fry it?

    Regards Jase :)
     
  8. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    I tried clicking the Find Max Core button and then I slid the slider down 10MHz when it finished, and I did the same thing with the Find Max Mem button. I didn't leave the overclock in place either. I'm just playing around with ATITool.
     
  9. TheCase

    TheCase TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    It now works I do it 2mhz a time I clocked it to

    Core 409mhz
    Memory 265hz

    Dont want to go any futher incase it burns I tryed the find max thing but it freezes on 7 minuites and I have to switch off my PC any ideas?

    Thanks

    I restarted my computer and they have both gone down have they been set back to default so I need to clock again?

    Thanks
     
  10. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    Are you sure you saved it all after you got the right setting.

    Do it again, going up by 3 each time, until you get a stable overclock.

    Once you got a stable overclock, press f10 to save your info.

    Please note: Rather than making a new post when there are other replies in between, use the edit button.

    Thanks

    Regards Jase :)
     
  11. TheCase

    TheCase TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Ok sorry. I forgot to save. It used to be 400 core 250 memory I overclocked it to 425 core 292 memory. How much more can I go, is this too far. The 3D display was still showing fine
     
     
  12. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    If you are booting and getting on to windows then try playing a game, if it's good and no glitching ect... then go up another 3 or 5 mhz.

    You may get to a point where you can't boot. Don't worry, just reset the cmos.

    Regards Jase :)
     
  13. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    I havnt found a tool that will keep it at saved settings on start up. My thought is that you just need a reliable computer that you never have to shut down :)
     
  14. TheCase

    TheCase TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    So I have to load the profile everytime I want to keep the overclocked?

    Thanks
     
  15. Nick Lee

    Nick Lee TS Enthusiast Posts: 151

    Thats what I do with mine, I load my Profile everytime my computer starts. I also keep my computer on 24/7.


    *New edit* I use ATItool
     
  16. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Doesn't RivaTuner save the OC settings?
     
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