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    OCing a 6600GT

    Hi guys,
    I've just been reading the latest issue of CustomPC and they said that by overclocking their Nvidia 6600GT they got a 27% frame rate improvement in FEAR (by upping the GPU to 560MHz and RAM to 560MHz) , which sounds nice
    However, I am a bit of a noob and have never overclocked a thing, so was wondering if anyone knew a noob-friendly OCing program or could give me bios instructions to try it out,
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    Google "coolbits" which is nvidias overclocking tool.

    Download and merge with reg (right click on file and select merge)

    You should now have a new option in your display propertise label clock frequency.

    Try the dectect otpimal frquencies and then drop the slider back a little say 5 mhz as I have always found this to push just a little far.


    My 6600GT ran at 595 with a zalman cooler but at about 560 without.

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    sorry dont want to thread trash, but ive got a POV 6600GT - would the Zalman cooler work on it, i wanna get rid of the fan it came with
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    Which Zalman cooler are you refering to? I think most do but you will have to check the compatability on the specification of the product. Totally agree though the stock coolers do suck sometimes and third party coolers are usually better noise reduction and cooling wise.

    As teachmech said coolbits is a very good overclocking tool for the nvidia graphics cards. Just make sure whatever your gpu speed is at it does not cause any artefacts on the screen otherwise you will have to lower your clock speed a little to get it more stable.

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    I actually have a 6600GT with a zalman cooler on it and it works like a dream, very quiet and also good looking. Am thinking about installing a mirrored PVC plate in the base of my case to show it off more

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    I had a vf700 on my 6600GT but am now running a vf900 on a 6800GT both are excellent. Only snage on an agp 6600GT the fan overhangs the side of the card.

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