ok i have an nvidia geforce 4 mx 440 64 ddr and im wonderign how much overclocking it can handle and how to do it ....right now ive tried editing the bios to increase the core and mem clock speeds but still seem some small glitches ..... help or hints?
ya but heres the thing its driver based and the coolbits and all other software overclockers determine the safe overclock rating based on the actual mhz of the card im trying to find the optimal yet safe actual mhz for the card ....if ya have any ideas on how to do so for any card if not this in particular im extremely interested ...i just dont want to to start smokin
there's no way to find out your card's limits without finding out for yourself. every video card is different.
just start by moving up the core frequency in 5mhz increments... in between each one, run a minute-long 3d benchmark and look for strange things that weren't there before (flashing polygons, weird colors). once you see stuff like that, back it down 5 or 10 mhz and you have your core limit. then do the same process for memory, maybe in 10mhz increments so it doesn't take forever. won't hurt anything.
you can't really hurt anything unless you start by just moving the bar all the way up and trying it. you could fry something then. so just move up slowly and be patient. it takes a while.
i think i got it to its max anymore and seriously wrong thins happen ...as of now nearly unnoticable and rare glitches occur on things id consider extremely 3d and not on my games or normal apps ....kinda cool to get more for my money normal core limit 270 mem limit 400 new core 340 new mem 415 kinda neat and stuff runs sweet
got your core from 270 to 340? that's pretty good. you could remove the heatsink \, clean the bottom of it and the gpu, and re-apply a perfect layer of arctic silver 3 and reattach the heatsink. even if you won't push your gpu further, it will let it run cooler.
You'd only need to up the voltage if you intend on overclocking HIGH .. if you just want a little more juice from the FSB most people don't have to worry about it ... I've 1.9 which is I think the Athlon XP 2400+
Next ... my motherboard I got lucky for mine... I have the ECS K7S5A ... and theres a guy who wrote a bios to allow me control of my FSB in the bios ... I have it set at 147/147 right now .. it can go higher I had it at 166/166 which gave me 1909 mhz but my Power Supply is insufficent and it was not 100 % stable ...
You'll have to look for information about your motherboard these sites are the best to use
the other thing you might want to do is see if your motherboard allows you to change the memory timings, do a search in google to find out what that is ... I found a boost in my 3dmark score when I tweaked up mine....
with a video card like that I'd have guess'd it to be higher than 8k ... have you looked on madonions forums on how to tweak your settings .. like turing off AA and stuff like that??
Well, I have a K7S5A aswell, don't know about the Manufacturer though. Would that Bios allow me to OC the processor? I know about the FSB - its 133/133, I can turn it down to 100/100 (Which gave me 1150Mhz). Over than that, I don't want to risk any physical stuff, as I could never convince my Dad to get a new one in less than a month, and I have no experience in it, I'll probably do that when I get a new processor, and 'experiment' on this one.. LOL.
Well, Speedfan ain't working anymore, but my system is fine.
Can't re-install it for some strange reason, and I am unsure if I should flash my BIOS, I've only ever done that for official BIOS updates. I have checked and that is the same MB as mine, I can tell from the look oof the board on websites and the chipset, etc.
If you are sure one works, as in you have used one yourself, please tell me which one. I get confused easily, and well, I am only a 14 year old, so please bear with my low ability on this
I'm not at my computer right now so I can't do much from here... When I get back to my pc I'll send you the version that I've been using for a bit now, it's real stable and gave me no problems to flash ... it's really easy to do
Sorry I didn't get home till late ... I'm on my way out to my grandmothers funeral ... it'll last till 8:30 (my time) so email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll help ya out .. dont want to keep bringing up this thread and botherin other people