1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Radeon 9200 Gold 128MB OCing W/O fan

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by ian209, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. ian209 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Hi, I'm planning on OCing my ATI Radeon 9200 128MB. The only problems are:
    #1. I'm a noob at this OCing stuff.
    #2. I'm worried that my video card will melt because it doesn't have a fan.
    #3. I have no idea how to OC... yeah.... lol :confused:

    Anyways, will my radeon 9200 do fine without a fan? It seems to be extremely hot whenever I play games. Expecially when I'm playing halo. I fried my finger when i touched a metal part of my radeon.
    Here are my comp specs:

    Manufacturer: MDG (Custom PC. Sorta like Dell, although more expensive.)
    Mobo: Intel 865GBFL
    Processor: P4 2.8Ghz 533FSB
    HDD: WD 160GB 7200Rpm (I added a 2inch fan under it since it gets super hot.)
    Drive:
    A) Toshiba DVD-R/RW writer. 40X read, up to 24X Write for CD's, 4X for DVD-R/RW, and 16X DVD read
    B) LG HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8320B CD-RW. 32X 10X 40X
    Video Card(s): Radeon 9200 GOLD 128MB (AGP, Always used with Catalyst 5.8 v6.14.10.6561 Softmod drivers.) Intel Exteme Graphics 2 64MB (Intergrated, Drivers installed but not used.)
    Sound: SoundMAX Intergrated 5.1 audio.
    Power: Turbo Link ATX Switching power supply. 115/230V~,7A/4A, 50-60Hz.
    Memory: 512MB DDR

    Btw, I always leave my CPU case open so heat can ecape easier. I only have 2 fans so far. 1 for my HD and the other is the heatsink fan for my mobo. Is it safe to OC my Radeon?
  2. OceanSeasforMe New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    19 (0.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    Fans are cheap, Computer equipment is not. Buy some fans.

    A slot fan is about 7 dollars. (occupy a pci slot space and exhausts but does not plug into a pci slot)
    I used them to draw a breeze by a video card without a cooling fan on it. (older ones like my 9200se in my intel rig.)

    Get a Temperature monitoring program for the Card if you can find one to support it.

    However, if it burns your fingers on the touch test, it is wayyyy to hot.
    Even a 40 or an 80 mm added to provide extra cooling on the card itself will help.
  3. bonku New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    15 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    9200 doesnt have the temperature monitoring support -___-
    but use touch test like ocean,i use it too
  4. mikechinym

    mikechinym New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Messages:
    80 (0.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Malaysia
    if you said that its hot then its not safe to oc.9200 had its own performance,after oc it just gain a little.that's risky.its better not to oc.
  5. 65tweet

    65tweet New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2005
    Messages:
    363 (0.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Location:
    USA
    The gain from the OC is so small that unless you're bored and passing time don't bother. I did it on a regular 9200 with a lapped P3 HSF and played with volt modding. Got a whopping 3 extra fps on aqua mark! :eek: Ran stable on some games too. If you don't mind the weird things that pop up in games like C.O.D. it can be interesting too. :rolleyes: Who knew there were things that resemble leaves blowing in the wind? Well we all need hobbies right? ;)

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page