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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by SamuraiLincoln, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. SamuraiLincoln

    SamuraiLincoln New Member

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    I am barely overclocking my Radeon (I think, anyhow...) And yet, I cant help but watch it under an obsessive eye, even while playing games, for fear that my is going to melt into a puddle.

    I know I should be concerned...but should I be this concerned?

    How watchfull shoul I be?
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    Na your shouldnt be that concerned. You should test what OC levels are right for your card by watching it the first time you play. Once you know that your card isnt getting too hot, it should be right.

    Plus, your card shouldnt fry after one OC. My card has crashed a couple of times (due to too much OC) and its still fine :)
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    Thats good, I was worried, it would melt while I am enjoying a game. lol
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    yeah...the first time my card crashed due to too much of an OC (i went up to 560/620 :p) i was packing crap, but its happened a couple of times now and i havent got a prob

    lol my CPU has crashed like 10 times now, and thats still good too :p
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    Ultimate Spiderman is still lagging out on me...Sheesh, I am at 560/480....which should I be concerned with raising anyhow? Core or Memory?
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    which X1600 card is it?
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    Radeon AGP
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    yeah but is it an X1600 PRO or X1600XT?
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    are the xt agp for sale already?
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    Im not too sure...i thought they were...
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    Your overclock isnt too bad, definately not enough to kill something :p

    Id say you can probably go a little more on memory, but im not sure on what memory the X1600's use (ive never had one before)

    Well a long as your card doesnt get over 80*C under load, you should b right :)
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    Its ok, overclocking SHOULD make you nervious. The first times at least. It should be more fun than nerveracking, just to see how high you can go. If you kill your comp you can always rma some parts :D (not really)

    Also, remember, a computer is a MATERIAL OBJECT. People should make you nervous and OCD like, not computers.
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    * Surgeon General's Warning: It has been found that eating "L33T" cereal is a known contributor to early signs of "O/C Paranoia" and its use should be discontinued upon the first sign of symptoms.

    APK

    P.S.=> This is just my "lame" nerdy attempt @ humor... but, I truly do think that 'pseudo-cereal box' photo is quite funny! Especially the "binary cereal" & 'overclock your breakfast' quote... lol! apk
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