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Old June 28th 03, 06:58 PM
DRCray
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Default Overclocking MSI 5600 FX card - any ideas?

HUH? I am using the MSI FX5600-VTDR128 with 44.03 Drivers. I don't see
the
ability to set my own clock rates anywhere. The fastest I've been able to
get it to run with 3DMark03 is 2897. Do I need to be running 44.65 Beta
drivers to do this? I am running Windows XP SP1 Pro, with nVidia Drivers
44.03. My Motherboard is a ASUS P4P800 (865 chipset), P4 2.80CGHz Intel,

My
1GB Dual DDR is 400+.
DRCray


Answered my own question. I downloaded and installed the registry hack from
http://www.guru3d.com/cgi-bin/countd...i?coolbits.reg and rebooted to
display the clock settings.


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Old June 28th 03, 11:05 PM
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Answered my own question. I downloaded and installed the registry hack
from
http://www.guru3d.com/cgi-bin/countd...i?coolbits.reg and rebooted to
display the clock settings.


Automatic cranked up my CPU Clock to 383 and my Memory Clock to 669. I got
so excited that I tested it right away, only to find that I got serious
artifacts and a lower score. Without rebooting, I tried CPU Clock of 362
and Mem Clock of 627. The artifacts were still there. I then realized I
really should have rebooted. I shut down, and put my Intel Clock to normal
and tried the 362/627 settings again. There were no artifacts, but my score
ended up being 2778 - where at 325/550 is was 2816. That's when I
discovered my CPU was underclocked at 1.4GHz!!!! I adjusted my CPU back to
2.8GHz and ran it again. This time at 362/327 the score was an impressive
3100! Next, I thought I'd try something close to those auto adjusted
settings again. I set the speeds to 366/664, but this time I shut down and
rebooted. Everything ran smooth. I got 3179. At that point I was very
happy and didn't think I should push the unit any more. Curiosity begot the
cat, and perhaps it could have begot me. I pushed again. I adjusted to
384/668. I've been trying to keep the multiples even numbers at 6/4. This
means the clocks are (64*6) / (4*167). Set. Shut Down. Came up. No
Score. I was having issues. I would get pixelization, lockups, or posting
issues. I tried it about 10 times at different frequencies before setting
it back to 366/664.

For my very last test, I kept the video card at 366/664. I went into the
system BIOS and overclocked the unit 20% to 3360MHz. The system came up and
I ran 3DMark03. Things were optimal. Things looked great. I don't think
I'll get any better than this with air cooling. This is the max this $160
Video Card will do. The result? 3223 3DMarks.

DRCray


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Old June 29th 03, 09:25 AM
Trevor Marsh
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"DRCray" wrote in message
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"Trevor Marsh" wrote in message
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Stock Cooler...screenshot here :-
www.ghj290.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/speed.jpg I just used the
auto-detect button (shown on screenshot) and have been running at this

for
about 4 weeks with no problems. Card model is MSI FX5600=TD128, with

stock
cooler.


HUH? I am using the MSI FX5600-VTDR128 with 44.03 Drivers. I don't see

the
ability to set my own clock rates anywhere. The fastest I've been able to
get it to run with 3DMark03 is 2897. Do I need to be running 44.65 Beta
drivers to do this? I am running Windows XP SP1 Pro, with nVidia Drivers
44.03. My Motherboard is a ASUS P4P800 (865 chipset), P4 2.80CGHz Intel,

My
1GB Dual DDR is 400+.
DRCray



I'm using the 44.03 drivers. You have to use Coolbits to get the clock
setting function in the nVidia control panel.

HTH,

Trev


 




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