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    overclocking 9600xt

    My nice little sapphire 9600xt isnt really cutting it when playing farcry so until i can get me a 9800pro im going to overclock it or try to...

    Whats the best program to use to do it? Anybody here overclocked their 9600xt successfully? Im running the latest cat's. SAhould overclock a bit shouldnt it, the review said the were decent clockers ?

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    Tend to use the Omega drivers which look good and also have a clock changer in there. Does the sapphire card not have the redline software with it that overclocks it?

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    far cry is a ram eater so maybe try another 512mb of ram first as really your card should handle the game
    as for o/cing ive used radlinker which is easy to use and quite good and also i have used rage3dtweak http://www.rage3d.com/index.php?node=r3dtweak&37488 this was quite good as well
    don't the 9600xt's have the overdrive o/c tool ?
    as for the 9800 pro get one m8 !!! for the £40 or £50 extra you would pay on top of your card (could sell your card in the forums for £90) you will love the difference
    the far cry demo struggles on my pc (even with catds 4.4) its got me worried about my set-up as well lol
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    For the 3 or so days I had a 9600XT (Gigabyte, 2.8ns), had it running 580/370 stable at everything. Scored 4500 with 3DMark03 and in the mid 16K with 3DMark01. Got rid of it because I had LCD issues with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrapshoT
    far cry is a ram eater so maybe try another 512mb of ram first as really your card should handle the game
    as for o/cing ive used radlinker which is easy to use and quite good and also i have used rage3dtweak http://www.rage3d.com/index.php?node=r3dtweak&37488 this was quite good as well
    don't the 9600xt's have the overdrive o/c tool ?
    as for the 9800 pro get one m8 !!! for the £40 or £50 extra you would pay on top of your card (could sell your card in the forums for £90) you will love the difference
    the far cry demo struggles on my pc (even with catds 4.4) its got me worried about my set-up as well lol
    Cheers for the advice guys

    Ram- definately getting another 512 to boost me up to a gig just not yet as ram prices are very very high at the moment- about £30 more than it should be for what i want. So im gona have to hold out there for a bit.

    A 9800pro is going to be bought soon, i just wonder if i should wait for further drops or take the plunge now i want another sapphire card if possible.

    Overclocking the 9600xt is really just to carry me over until the inevitable upgrades
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    yeah you should be able to clock it higher, how much will depened on your case cooling setup Like CrapShoT said tho FarCry eats loads of RAM so that could be an issue, how much you got? 1gig should do you fine for it. Or just get a 9800pro ofc since they rock not checked the fps on farcry for me yet but its maxed out and theres zero stutter =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1
    yeah you should be able to clock it higher, how much will depened on your case cooling setup Like CrapShoT said tho FarCry eats loads of RAM so that could be an issue, how much you got? 1gig should do you fine for it. Or just get a 9800pro ofc since they rock not checked the fps on farcry for me yet but its maxed out and theres zero stutter =)
    I have 2*256 of twinmos 3200 winbond right now. Planning on picking up another 512 stick of this. I'l have a gig then and i'l still be able to run in dual channel

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    hi steve I have got the nf7-s with the 2 x 256mb twinmos as well, but I thought that the board would only take two sticks running at 3200 not 3 like your planning to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouG
    hi steve I have got the nf7-s with the 2 x 256mb twinmos as well, but I thought that the board would only take two sticks running at 3200 not 3 like your planning to do?
    As i understand there are 2 memory banks the two slots and the one slot alone. If the one slot has 512mb in and the two 256mb sticks are in the two slots it should work

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    what speeds is the card at now?
    and i use radlinker.. but i have only a 9600 pro

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    I can get my sapphire to 445/335 and runs smoothly, anything above that and it wont run my games properly. I use rage 3d to overclock it.

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    asus 9600xt's have their own diagonostic tool, which lets you overclock it aswell. This also is good for monitoring temps and voltages, DeludedGuy is rage 3d one of those progs where it intergrates itself into the settings tab on the properties menu? cause some sapphires have a oc utility that does it through the ati menu in the settings tab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cm_uk
    asus 9600xt's have their own diagonostic tool, which lets you overclock it aswell. This also is good for monitoring temps and voltages, DeludedGuy is rage 3d one of those progs where it intergrates itself into the settings tab on the properties menu? cause some sapphires have a oc utility that does it through the ati menu in the settings tab.
    Yes, sapphire also come with something called overdrive which overclocks the card depending on the temp. And yes to the rage3d question.

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    I could sure use a better card myself, got a FX 5600 XT 256mb, but even O/C'd it stutters like hell on medium settings when things get tough...

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    I had an ASUS 9600XT, don't bother with the overclocking software that comes with it cos its crap, get Rage3D tweak/rivatuner something like that as you can take the clocks up much higher on those than the ASUS software allows.

    Anyway as your on a sapphire that wont effect you, but when I had my 96XT it did 575/360(720DDR) all day no probs
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    Thanks for all the advice guys. I have decided not to overclock it- not really feeling brave so im selling it instead and upgrading. Thanks everyone

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