X1900 Xtx

By AXXEL
Aug 20, 2006
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  1. Great Video Card, I'm very pleased with its performance but i would like to know,
    -how much can i OC with stock fans?
    -What would you recommend for better cooling?
    -what tools are very good for overclocking THIS video card?

    Thanks for the advise, This is my computer specs! (feel free to post ways to overclock other components)

    CPU: Intel Pentium D950 3.40 (would like to OC with a better fan)
    MoBo: ASUS P5WD2 E-Premium
    RAM:Corsair Dual Channel TWINX PRO 2 x 1GB (800MHz PC6400)
    Video Card: ATI Radeon X1900 XTX
    Case: Aspire X-Navigator
    PSU: 630W
  2. AXXEL

    AXXEL Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Zalman

    i was told that i should install a Zalman VGA Cooler but will this fan be better than the stock fan that the video card came with please help i don't want to cook my new video card!
  3. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    I'm not sure about that card but some cards come with very good stock fans and also you won't cook your card because it has a thermal throttling temperature... i.e. it slows down the clock speeds automatically if it gets too hot.
  4. i_am_a_newbie

    i_am_a_newbie Newcomer, in training Posts: 278

    If you're going to replace the stock fan on that card, do it with an Arctic Cooling double stack cooler(one that pushes air out the rear of your pc). Much better than pushing the warm air back into circulation in the case.

    EDIT

    Arctic Cooling not Arctic Silver lol
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,417   +215

    Be aware you could void your card warranty so be sure you need or want it enough.
  6. AXXEL

    AXXEL Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    So....

    What I’m saying is should I buy the Zalman VGA Cooler?
    Dose any one already have one, if so do you recommend it to lower the temp and also lower the noise level?:knock:

    (It looks cool but i had bad experience with cool looking things that later turn out to be a pain in the @$$):hotouch: :evil:
  7. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    I am going to advise agianst Overclocking video cards. I have had teo go up on me, each with a slight overclock. The PCB board actually scorched and the cards both went dead. I ran stress tests, etc. and neither showed any problems.

    The performance gained IMO is not worth the risk, espcially to a nice new card like that.
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