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Geforce FX 5200 abuse for 3dmark2001SE

The card!

BFG Geforce 5200 PCI 256 Meg Overclock! Core Clock, 250 Mhz, Memory Clock 400 Mhz. First lets just see how the card runs on my current setup.

Athlon XP 3200+ @ 2.2 Ghz
1 Gig DDR (Dual Channel)
Nvidia Nforce 2 400 Ultra
Geforce FX 5200 PCI @ 250/400

Benches Soon!
 

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Sampah said:
Overclocking PCI GeforceFX 5200?

Yup! Believe it or not it actually made a rather substancial difference in 3dmark2k1. I dont remember the last time OCing my GPU caused my 3dmark score to raise by any significant amount.

Left is Stock.

Right is after Overclock. Keep in mind it still sucks and I havent been able to get the clocks I've hoped for. its got 256 Megs of ram that should go up way higher than 550 but it seems to stick around 560 mhz. And the core only does 315 max :( It is interesting. Every game test benefited from it!
 

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God that thing sucks. :p
 

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I've got a PS2, Gamecube and XBox.. it all depends on what you use your PC for.. I game on my PC and consoles so I need a good videocard. :p
 

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ChrisRay said:
Kiss my 5200's arse. :angry:
Considering that ole DW doesn't have an AGP slot in this rig, you can kiss our 5200 arse as well :lol:

It may be crap in terms of performance on high end machines, but considering our PCI only interface...It allows us to game / emu on par with other rigs..

Perhaps when finances improve..we will retire our 5200 with something of a PCI Express flavor, but for now it does the job..and for $75 we cannot complain :thumb:
 

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meh i just got a geforce 5500 fx :) 256mb
 

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makotech222 said:
meh i just got a geforce 5500 fx :) 256mb
Which is nothing more than a "slightly" overclocked FX 5200.. why they put 256MB on those cards I'll never know.. marketing I suppose.
 

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Dark Watcher said:
Considering that ole DW doesn't have an AGP slot in this rig, you can kiss our 5200 arse as well :lol:

It may be crap in terms of performance on high end machines, but considering our PCI only interface...It allows us to game / emu on par with other rigs..

Perhaps when finances improve..we will retire our 5200 with something of a PCI Express flavor, but for now it does the job..and for $75 we cannot complain :thumb:

No seriously. It was more of an experiment if anything. People have said the PCI interface will bottleneck the card from ever performing remotely decent. And overclocking would be useless. Actually OCing the card made a substancial difference. Even WoW. It may not be the best card there is. But I was able to get 25-30is FPS @ 1024x768 with 2xAF in WoW. So the card can play games better than I thought. With the OC. I was able to do 2xAA/2xAF with 20ish FPS in WoW. Which was still playable. There are advantages to low end cards. My 9800 Pro and 6800GT generate more heat than a microwave oven. Room tempatures are always a battle.
 

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My 9800 Pro and 6800GT generate more heat than a microwave oven. Room tempatures are always a battle.
i usually underclock my videocard for when im not gaming by using radlinker's profiles (down to 270/270) :) if u want u can try that with ur 9800p and i believe the 6800gt already has that option (2d profile? not too sure) built into it through coolbits (tho im sure u know this already...just wanted to point out the possibility of underclocking)
 

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No seriously. It was more of an experiment if anything. People have said the PCI interface will bottleneck the card from ever performing remotely decent. And overclocking would be useless. Actually OCing the card made a substancial difference. Even WoW. It may not be the best card there is. But I was able to get 25-30is FPS @ 1024x768 with 2xAF in WoW. So the card can play games better than I thought. With the OC. I was able to do 2xAA/2xAF with 20ish FPS in WoW. Which was still playable. There are advantages to low end cards. My 9800 Pro and 6800GT generate more heat than a microwave oven. Room tempatures are always a battle.
so... did you use any extra coolings/heatsink?
 
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