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Overclocked Graphics.

By Pheryllt ยท 4 replies
Oct 18, 2006
  1. Ok so I have a GeForce 6200 (sadly) and its overclocked by the manufacture(BFG). Now I dont know much about overclocking except that it refers to streaching a component to the limits.

    My question is how can a card be overclocked without a program or by changing the BIOS setting.

    Another Question is: Is a 250W PSU (which im having trouble with) good enough for the Overclocked card that I have, or should I step it up to a 300W or 350W?
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    It can't - at least my limited imagination doesn't have other options.

    Yes :giddy:

    ... so is it overclocked now? I can't tell if your PSU is good enough without more information about your computer (there are other things consuming power too).
  3. Pheryllt

    Pheryllt TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    No I havent done anything with the Graphics to change them. I asked the second question not knowing if the manufacture can OC a card.

    The box that my GPU came in says GeForce 6200 OC, I just didnt see how they could claim that unless the BIOS is changed.

    I have an eMachines (I know) with:

    Intel P4 2.4
    60gb Maxtor HDD
    768MB RAM
    Samsung CDRW
    Geforce 6200 "Overclocked"

    Nothing special, Just wondering if the GPU would run any better with a little more power.
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Manufacturers of factory OC'd cards like BFG and XFX modify the BIOS of most stock video cards to up the memory and core clocks and also at the same time ensure that there is sufficient cooling installed or that the OC is within certain limits so it will not adversely affect the card's performance in any way.
  5. Pheryllt

    Pheryllt TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Thank you for clearing that up for me. Its been bugging me for a while.
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