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03-18-2001, 12:04 PM
Hey guys my cousin made a mistake of buying a geforce256 instead of a geforce2 and i was wondering what is the best way to overclock it?
Although it is a pretty good geforce256 it's a 64MB DDR V6800.
03-20-2001, 05:06 PM
You may need to replace the heatsink and fan, but I got my old V6800 (32MB DDR) running at 150MHz core speed and memory at 360MHz completely stable. In higher resolutions the speed difference isn't too great between a GF256 DDR and GF2 GTS because the card becomes bandwidth limited. The GF2 GTS will be faster, but an overclocked GF256 DDR isn't too bad. I hope you got a good deal on it.
I received a GF2 GTS Pro today ($200 from newegg.com) and I hope it overclocks well (shooting for 240-250MHz core and 460-470MHz memory).
03-24-2001, 09:35 PM
Alright pretty sweet, any recomendations on where to buy a better heatsink for this card and how to go about overclocking that sucker
Where to buy: http://2cooltek.safeshopper.com/4/cat4.htm?427
Take a look at the blue orb. Globalwin is decent.
How to overclock: Use and run coolbits registry
Then go into display properties to GeForce's hardware option tab to overclock. Push core and memory speeds up 5 Mhz at a time. Test out the new settings under rigorous games like Quake 3 and UT. If you see any graphical problems (like artifacts} (http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=1246&p=4) crank down the speeds until you find the completely stable overclock.
Great faq: http://www.geforcefaq.com
[Edited by sbp on 03-26-2001 at 11:41 PM]
03-27-2001, 12:12 AM
SBP, you da man. Thanks for the links and whatnot.
03-27-2001, 10:02 PM
Thanks a lot i'll be sure to do this now
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