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    Question Overclocking a 9700 pro?

    Is there much point in overclocking a 9700 pro or is it not worth the trouble. Also if it is worth it ummm how do u go about it.

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    there is no point really ,the main reason ppl do it is to improve their benchmark scores or to try and out do other ppl ,its like the bigger the overclock the bigger your manhood sort of thing

    at the present time i cant see any reason why a 9700pro should be overclocked as it will play all games with no problems

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    of course you should O/C. push it as far as it will go and still say stable, then you get beautiful results
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    Originally posted by da_ging
    there is no point really ,the main reason ppl do it is to improve their benchmark scores or to try and out do other ppl ,its like the bigger the overclock the bigger your manhood sort of thing

    at the present time i cant see any reason why a 9700pro should be overclocked as it will play all games with no problems
    yup i agree, whats the point in oc-ing only for higher benchmarks?

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    I'd only overclock when you are thinking of upgrading, then for the last few months of it's life overclock it and if it burns out its not too much of a problem as you were upgrading anyway and you get as much out of it as you can before upgrading.
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    Well 9700PRO tend were genrally capable of more than they were set to at stock, ATI could have set the default closer to 350mhz with no porblem at all. Anyway the core, should get from 325 to 370-390mhz and you may find the RAM can go a little higher too. If you o/c you may get up to 10% more speed, but as said NOTHING can make these cards sweat even at stock speeds. 9700PRO is very near to a 9800PRO anyway. If you take the usual precautions the risks are virtually zero, so why not?

    All you have to do is use a tweaking program which will allow you to alter clocks, you should be 325/310 stock. Simply raise the RAM 10mhz at a time testing for any visual glitches (3Dmark2003?), when you get them back off at least 10mhz and then repeat for the core (you may get crashes rather than glitches). So long as you avoid leaving clocks too near the ragged edge there is no true stress nor ageing to the card. When you find your final o/c seriously stress it to ensure it truly is 100% stable.

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