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I've got my card overclocked to 200mhz core and 350mhz memory with no extra cooling and the 3d mark 2000 scores keep on risin the last score is 4360:D
I realise however this could be a bit foolish how do i know if i'm goin to fry the board :confused: :confused: cos i'd really rather not
 

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A good place for info on clocking is www.overclockers.co.uk They also sell cooling units for cpus graphics cards etc and region free dvds. As to the settings that you have the way I would test it would be

1: use the machine in a normal situation for about an hour
2: play a graphics intensive game for about an hour
3: Leave the machine on and idle for about 4 hours.

If there are no graphics glitches or strange consistant crashes after this then the card is stable enough. However adding cooling could not hurt.
 

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Originally posted by cyrus
I've got my card overclocked to 200mhz core and 350mhz memory with no extra cooling and the 3d mark 2000 scores keep on risin the last score is 4360:D
I realise however this could be a bit foolish how do i know if i'm goin to fry the board :confused: :confused: cos i'd really rather not
You ovberclocked a GeForce2 MX to 200MHz core and 350MHz memory?! And no extra cooling? :eek:
You're asking for trouble pal.
 

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ok so what can i safely overclock it to the core must be ok i've only increased it from 186 to 200 that should be ok right,
the memory was 285 if i remember correctly.
It seemed stable enough tho at 350 i ran 3d mark 2000 several times with no crashes or graphic errors and there didnt seem to be any excess heat coming from the computer!!
Also if the puter is runnin but the card isn't being utilised much eg someone using the internet or a spreadsheet the board won't fry will it?? i won't be home for a couple of weeks and i'll have to get someone to change it if it will:rolleyes: Thanks for all the help m8's oh yeah anywho is 4300 odd a good score for a 2 mx in 3dmark 2000?? and would the fact that my card is pci affect how much it can be overclocked.
Final question if i buy a new mobo in the states and a geforce3 will i be able to use them on my computer in ireland??? are american components designed to be used on their power source only cos it's different to ireland
 

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by the way my card is a creative ddr model thats probably why the memory speed is so high by default
 

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Originally posted by cyrus
there didnt seem to be any excess heat coming from the computer!!
DUDE, do you mean from outside the computer?? 'cos if you feel any heat from outside the computer it's either built with vacuum tubes or it's going to blow!! So of course you shouldn't find any heat there!
If you worry that your graphics card is over heating, you should measure the temperature of the GPU on the card, inside your computer, NOT outside.
 

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Too bad you bought the Creative Labs DDR version... Its only 64 bit memory, so in comparison to cards such as the Leadtek GeForce2 MX, with 128 bit wide memory, your cards memory is running at the eqivelent of 175mhz... Mine is overclocked to 210/210... compared to yours, its 210/420...

Anyways, you best be puttin on some active cooling... Or you card might start to glitch out.. and thats when you know its a gonner... i had a Voodoo 3000 do that to me... agrh.. the pain... the horror...

One more thing, anyone looking to buy a Creative Labs GeForce 2 MX, dont... Buy one with 128bit SDRam...
 

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Dan my man what score you get in 3d mark 2k, if you've ran a benchmark could you post a comparison link, you should smoke me apart from the fact my card is creative its also pci:mad: :mad: :mad: aaaghh bottleneck bottleneck!!Cheers m8 my comparison is somewhere in neojags thread i think
 

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allrighty... i gotta download it and install it first... I posted my 3dmark 2001 score, 3294... do you have that benchmark, or just the 2000...

BTW: 3DMark 2001 is much more rigerous and will give you (anyone) even lower scores...
 

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man you are gonna kick my ass the most i got on 3d mark 2k is around 4500, the link i have posted is 4396 but i've bettered it sine just didnt get round to publishing it. I predict at least 6000 for you dude:D best of luck
 

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Whooooo man and you're runnin that @ 32bit colour, the default is 16bit. thats pretty impressive!!!:D :D :eek: :D :eek: :D
What kind of 2mx is that.
I'll get back to you at the end of the summer when i get my new mobo and gf3;)
btw i'm goin to the states in sept what would be the best mobo for my p3 and how much in $ would it cost me?? how much are g3's over stateside
 

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Winfast GeForce2 MX... I would recomend any of the winfast cards... I went thru 2 diffrent MX cards before i bought this one... (Herculies, Creative).. I also bought a Winfast GeForce3, but that was for a computer i was working on... And ohhh man... that baby will bitchslap any benchmark you put infront of it...
 
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