tweaking voltages

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by RobbieSan, Nov 5, 2002.

  1. RobbieSan

    RobbieSan Guest

    how do you go about changing voltages? I want to tweak the 3.3V up a little to see if it solves a video lockup issue..
     
  2. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    You can change your voltage in the bios, if your board allows it.
     
  3. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    Or do you mean the 3.3v from the psu? Thats a bit out of my expertise :p
    You can change the agp voltage on some boards as well - that might solve any video lockup issues
     
  4. RobbieSan

    RobbieSan Guest

    Yeah, I htink that's the one.. I had a look in my BIOS but it doesn't allow any changes to voltages.. I have heard that tweaking the voltage up a little can help stabilize the video card.. in particular I have a Radeon 8500 that works fine in most cases but I am getting lockups in Wolfestein.. I wonder if my cpu is getting too hot.. not sure, just want to try some different things to see if I can get my system to be more stable..
     
  5. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    Are you overclocking your videocard? There shouldnt be any need to adjust voltages if your videocard is running stock speeds and in most cases voltage doesnt need to be raised even when overclocking. Have you got the latest ati drivers? What temps are you getting for you cpu?