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Old 4th January 2005, 02:51   #1
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Default Geforce 6800 GT, worth overclocking at this moment?

I'm playing games etc on my new PC system:

AMD 64 3000+ (90nm) | Geforce 6800 GT PCI-E | ASUS A8N-SLi Deluxe | NEC 3500A | Antec Sonata | 2* 512 DDR ram Patriot TCCD chip | Logitech MX-510 | Iiyama 19" CRT 904 MMUT | Maxtor 160 GIG S-ATA

I'll definitely overclock my CPU when a decent bios is available for the ASUS A8N-SLi Deluxe.. though, I could overclock my GPU at any moment I want.

The Geforce 6800 GT is at this moment a high-end grapica card.. It can run games like FarCry, Half-LifeČ, Doom 3 without any problems (=with the highest settings & more than 60 frames per second) ..... though in the "near"-future, this card will get trouble playing games with the highest settings + 60 frames per second or more... at that very moment it's nice to overclock your grapical card to a Geforce 6800 Ultra or higher if you have luck. (you'll see a noticable graphical boost)

I'm just wondering.. does it really matter when I overclock my GPU? If I overclock my GT to an ULTRA or more in this period.. I'll probably won't see a graphical improvment? [so it won't matter if I overclock my GPU atm?]

(someone I know wrote this:

your grapical card won't last for 10 years if you overclock the memory of your GPU without any extra cooling.)


(P.S: I've got a leadtek Geforce 6800 GT:

I heard from people it has a pretty good cooler? ^^)
Old 4th January 2005, 02:56   #2
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youre going to run you vidcard 10 years?

its like a dunno what card and a 6800gt.(was there a 3dcard 10 years ago, more a "grafic"card?)

and oc'ing is sure a benefit, your games will run faster when you oc it.
you will not notice if you oc 1mhz but after 10 mhz there w'll be more fps.

rivatuner is a good programs for this, just look for some guides
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Old 4th January 2005, 03:36   #3
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duh I wont' use that grapical card for 10 years, maximum 3 years.. it's just, I don't like to see it happen that my graka dies in 2 years because I oc'ed it. (though, I'll have a new card after 2 years)

that's why I created this topic, to be sure.

PS: I know Rivatuner, already have it on my pc.
Old 4th January 2005, 09:54   #4
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If you overclock now, you can even use higher quality setting (6x AA, 8AF etc...).
Old 4th January 2005, 09:57   #5
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in my humble opinion, only if you start raising the voltage will you be in danger of reducing the lifespan of your card.

the difference in lifespan when you just overclock without raising the voltage is neglectible.
Old 4th January 2005, 16:53   #6
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hmm, ok than, I'll probably start overclocking tomorrow.

what should I do best? Raise my core speed & mem speed to ULTRA settings (1100 & 400) so I can see if my graka can work without artifacts etc

than flash my GT to a ULTRA bios? (or isn't it recommended to flash my GT to an ULTRA)
Old 4th January 2005, 17:22   #7
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no, tighter timings on the 6800GT I believe therefor your 6800GT @ ultra speeds will outperform a genuine 6800 ultra
Old 4th January 2005, 17:45   #8
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ok, no flashing then. ^^

just a last simple question about oc'n my GT atm or later:

Will I see a noticable difference in graphics (frames, ...) in the games that are available at this very moment? (HLČ, FarCry,...)
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only noticable through benchmarks in my humble opinion
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Old 4th January 2005, 20:13   #10
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Originally posted by jmke
only noticable through benchmarks in my humble opinion
yeh? :s
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