does anyone else have a 9700 pro?

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  1. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    i have a 9700 pro. and i just downloaded ATI tool 0.0.21 and im wondering what i should put my core and memroy at.

    the core at default is 324. memory at default is 310.50.

    any ideas.
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    it depends entirely on your card and the cooling...

    some people can barely go over 340/320 (I know... its weird) and others can achieve stable 360/360 clocks...

    mine tops out @ 380/370 though with better cooling I think I can push it a little further...

    there is a tool that checks for artifacts as your clocks rise... you can use that to check for a stable oc IF thats what you wanna get into :D
     
  3. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    hmm i think i may would reasonable testing to see if the card would overlclock be that bad for the card..
     
  4. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    9700 pro overclocking question

    when your overclocking does the core and the memory have to be at the same mhz? the ati tool lets me not do it but isnt that how its supost to work or something? or am i just being crazy.
     
  5. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    Defaults. for 9700 pro

    Core: 325.00
    Memory: 310.00


    ok here is what i got overclocking.
    Core: 340.20
    Memory: 331.20

    no artifacts.

    in running doom 3 timedemo demo1

    High Quality
    1024x768
    No AA

    Defaults.
    1st run. 27.8 FPS
    2nd run. 36.7 FPS

    Overclocking.
    1st run. 34.0 FPS
    2nd run. 38.6 FPS

    High Quality
    1024x768
    AA 2x

    Defaults.
    1st run. 27.8 FPS
    2nd run. 30.6 FPS

    Overclocking.
    1st run. 29.4 FPS
    2nd run. 32.2 FPS

    what do you guys think...

    and do you think some more cooling will help this go up higher? if so what do you guys reccomend.
     
  6. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    sazzar what brand of card do you have and do you have stock cooling allready on it?
     
  7. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    just to warn u...u should put your 2 last posts together cause a mod might say somethin about u double posting and stuff but maybe they wont cause the times r far enough part
     
  8. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    I have a Sapphire 9700 Pro and my defaults are set at 324 core and 310.5 memory... Not sure I will overclock it though because only have stock cooling and do not have any backup card if anything went wrong, want to get full lifespan from my card I guess
     
  9. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    IMO it's not worth the dangers of overclocking when your only gonna get like less then 10fps boost.
     
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    Petros Thief IV

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    Exactly. I must second this opinion. I gave up on OCing a long time ago.
     
  11. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I am running a built by ati card... ie ATi branded... most if not all All-in-Wonders are ATi branded...

    no modifications and running stock cooler...
     
  12. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    iv decided that the performace increas insnt worth the life depreciation of the card. :)
     
  13. Dublex

    Dublex Quazatron R6 droid

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    OCing is fine - I don't do it myself but you need to consider the risks and saftey guide which is

    -Make sure you get a good quality cooling fan before you attempt to OC as OCing raises the temperature
    -I would make slight ajustments instead of wacking it up to a ridiclous level which could cause you to evacuate an area say the size of of three football pitches (No, only kidding here, it will just stop working :D). A safe level is say 1-3 Mhz at a time.
    -Bare in mind if your card isn't of a quality make, OCing will shorten the life without cooling etc.

    Having said that, all cards are worth tweaking, but you just need to be careful :)
     
  14. Dublex

    Dublex Quazatron R6 droid

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    darn, right after I posted my hint guide as well :p