Re: How far can i OC my PIII
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Subject: Re: How far can i OC my PIII
Date: 1/17/2001 8:15:19 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Re: How far can i OC my PIII posted by
Go to the 3DFiles Utilities downloads and look down the list for "Performance Tuner". Download.
Fire it up, bump your CORE clock up a few MHz (leave MEMORY alone, for now) and run a 3D game for a few minutes. Watch for flickering polygons, texture corruption, etc. If okay, exit, bump up a few more MHz, repeat. As soon as you get corruption etc., back down a few increments and then run a game for longer, e.g. 20-30 minutes. If all is okay, take note what the setting is.
Now, tinker with MEMORY. Go up a few MHz. Apply. Windows still okay? If so, run a game and watch out for corruption, crashes, lockups, etc. Keep bumping the memory up slowly until either the game or Windows desktop itself corrupts/crashes/etc. When this happens back down a couple MHz and try again.
When AND ONLY WHEN you are certain you have found stable settings for both CORE and MEMORY, set them both, checkmark "Apply on Startup" and call it a day.
Seeing as the GeForce is more memory-bandwidth constrained than anything, once you find a "peak" setting for CORE you might back down from it 10MHz or so to reduce heat generation. It should have little-to-no impact on performance.
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