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    I have been trying forever to get this card up to speed but it maxes out at 405/324/810 (core/memory/shader clock). I have tried ocing it and its currently at 720/425/1587 with the stock settings at 625/400/1360. It is a gt 220 ddr2. I don't know if this means there is a bottleneck somewhere or what, but I'm stumped :(
     
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    Sorta fix found, but still need help

    Well i reinstalled the drivers and the card would run stock clock speed, but when I attempted to overclock in nvidia's control panel thing, it would underclock it to 405 mhz! Why is this happening?
     
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    What do you think he is going to do with that extra half a frame per hour that he is gonna get out of overclocking a GT220? :)
     
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    nope, the "display driver kernel has stopped working and successfully recovered" then it locks to 405 mhz and I have to reinstall the driver to get it back up. It does this at 640 mhz, and I've read people overclocking this card to 720mhz! I don't like this card, I'm not getting pny anymore...

    I am thinking about getting a MSI N450GTS, but I am unsure if my 450W psu can handle it! I can't find anything on minimum psu requirements for the MSI N450GTS >< Any advise on this? Thank you for responses btw
     
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    If you gonna get a 4xx series card for gaming and junk, just go out and get a GTX 460 card and be done with it, even tho you may need a new PSU, its still better than a GTS 450
     
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    Look at this review, the 450, even overclocked takes a max of 146W and I'm fairly sure the rest of your setup doesn't use 300W, so you should be fine.

    What brand and model is your PSU?
     
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    my psu is Athena Power model p4atx45f/ts/fr3
     
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    Hmm it only has a 20amp +12V and that wont work

    were do you live and how much can you spend on a new PSU, you can get some nice ones cheap!
     
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    I'm up in Idaho, and my budget is about $140, I just got the gt 220 for $109 which is a rip I found out. So I am going to be returning it as soon as I figure out a better card.
     
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    hell yea thats a rip! i got my GTX 460SE 1gb model for 129$ shipped! and it will rip the 220 a new one!

    Corsair 550VX

    79.99 (59.99 after MIR) free shipping

    Send back that 220 and you can find a used GTX 460 around 110$
     
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    Sorry double post, thought i edited^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
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    I'd try it with his current psu. Take a look at my HTPC specs. My budget 500 watter has 26a max, 18a continuous and the 3850. 0 issues.
     

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