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seems like i gotta stick a little heatsink n' fan to the memory to OC it....but how does the fan get powered up? :confused: or would heatsinks be enough?
 

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well, how far up core/mem can you go up to without seeing any artifacts?
 

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I don't think there's any way to attach a fan onto the memory heatsinks. On most GeForce 2 cards with memory heatsinks the chipset fan blows the air onto them as well. At any rate I think heatsinks should be enough.
 

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well, how far up core/mem can you go up to without seeing any artifacts?

I don't even wanna know that withour getting some insurance. :p Better to be safe than sorry....i won't have anything to replace a fried geforce.....and I certainly dont want to go back to ol' Pentium II 266! :D
 

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well, just keep on trying higher settings until you can attain one that passes the stability test of the tweaker.. :p
 

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Originally posted by Shiori
I don't even wanna know that withour getting some insurance. :p Better to be safe than sorry....i won't have anything to replace a fried geforce.....and I certainly dont want to go back to ol' Pentium II 266! :D
Just go up little by little (10 Mhz at a time) until you can see some artifacts (snow effect or irregular textures). Then wind it back a little. The GPU won't fry unless you put it through some extreme stress. I've had experience overclocking my videocard and it seems like a relatively safe procedure. Just make sure to test thoroughly.
 

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Didn't even realize I have to get the coolbits.reg before OCing it! :D good thing i looked at tweak3d.net.
 

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my last 3d card was a gforce 2mx 200 64mb. without seeing any artifacts i can get 200 core and 185 mem so i change the heatsink and i attach a fan and the core clock go up to 220.
 

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hmmm, so that means if the gpu chip has a fan, i can ramp it up to 220 safely? :confused: i've seen some mx200 boards without fans, only heatsinks.....
 

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The GeForce 2 MX 200 cards don't need a fan. In fact, they hardly need a heatsink at all. They're really weak cards. And I don't know if overclocking the core would make any difference. The GF2 MX cards can still push a lot of texels around, they're just severely limited by their SDR memory (as with the GF2 family of cards in general). I leave my core speed alone because I know it won't make any difference.
 

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i already have the 3dmark 2001 tests.
whit the core and memory clock set to 175/185 the result was = 2767.
whit the core and memory clock set to 220/185 the result was = 3136. thats 13.3 %

EVGA e-GeForce2 MX-200 64MB Tv out
 

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IMO, 3DMark benchmarks aren't to be taken too seriously.... did you notice any framerate increase when playing an actual game? I recall reading somewhere (maybe Anandtech; I'm not certain) about oc-ing GF2MX... the conclusion is that oc-ing the core wouldn't give any significant improvements, however oc-ing the memory would make quite a bit of a difference. Just my $0.02 ;)
 

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Come Dec. 25, I'm gonna be scrapping this junky Celeron 500/GF2 MX for a P4 1.7GHz/GF3 Ti 200/RDRAM/Intel i850... now I have some questions about o/cing that sucka (GF3, that is).

1) With a monster rig like that (yes, it is a monster rig ;)) will o/cing really make any visible difference?

2) If I don't add any cooling equipment, how much can I o/c the card without endangering it? The case is supposedly well-ventilated and cooled.

3) Which has more effect, o/cing memory or core?

As for 3DMark2001, I think it actually does reflect pretty accurately the abilities of your PC. But the main reason I use it is for watching the demos :)
 

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Originally posted by Asfaloth
1) With a monster rig like that (yes, it is a monster rig ;)) will o/cing really make any visible difference?

2) If I don't add any cooling equipment, how much can I o/c the card without endangering it? The case is supposedly well-ventilated and cooled.

3) Which has more effect, o/cing memory or core?
If you can get over 60 fps at the normal settings you won't notice any difference. (Most benchmarks are just numbers anyways) It depends on how far you overclock but there isn't really that much of a difference. You might be able to gain several frames when running games at really higih resolutions but that's about it.

Overclocking memory generally has more of an impact but I don't know if the same applies for the GeForce 3. The best way to find out is to try it yourself :)
 
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