Omega Driver questions

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  1. DaGreek

    DaGreek Notebook Evangelist

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    I am looking to over clock my GPU just a little, it is my first time doing any over clocking but other then that I'd say i know my way around the computer. I tried installing the Omega Drivers last night and I ran the aquamark to check it out and my score got slightly worse. Also, I was wondering how do you actully over clock? Is there a seperate program that dose that? Also I did see someone else in another post had this problem I tried to install the catylist drivers from ATI it gave me some odd error about not having the proper componets installed. When I looked on the ATI site it says how they don't support notebooks and to get the drivers from my manufacture....I believe my GPU being a Radeon 9600 128MB runs a 310MHz? I'd like to get it up tp 350MHz thats the only chnage between it and the 9600Pro right?

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    You will definitely want to upgrade your cooling if you want to expect any decent results. My signature shows my results after overclocking. I used to get bout 21588 aquamarks and 2900 3dmarks. my radeon 9600 pro runs at 337/242mhz. With omega drivers on and no overclocking, my score lowered as well. However, games actually played better, and that's what matters. You can overclock VERY easily with Radlinker, a program included with the omega drivers. Go to the catalyst control panel, and there is a tab dedicated to this. If you want to know how to easily upgrade your GPU cooling, check the modding section.

    GPU cooling (100°C->75°C)* Inspiron 8600 * 1.8ghz Pentium M * 128 MB Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo (337/242 -> 400/300) * 2x256 MB DDR2700 SDRAM * Aquamark 3: 24058 * 3DMark'03: 3404 * 3DMark'01 SE: 13120
     
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    without even using any extra cooling I have used mine at 385 / 240 MHz, i just don't leave it at this full time. I only do it when I need best performance in games. For normal usage, i.e. internet, typing, RTS games I leave it at default and only clock it up for the higher end stuff.

    http://arc.aquamark3.com/arc/arc_view.php?run=1085243709

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  4. DaGreek

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    dose the GPU still slow its self down if it gets to hot? I know it has some sort of heat protection but is that disabled for it to be over clocked?

    Compaq R3000T (CTO)
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    1 X 512MB RAM
    Radeon 9600 128MB
    15.4 wide screen
    WXGA (1280 X 800)
    CD-RW,DVD+RW
    60GB 5,400 RPM HD
    Wireless b/g
    Windows XP Home
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    i don't know, i haven't had a problem with heat though.

    zx5000 :: 2.4M :: 512 DDR :: 40gb 4200 RPM HD :: 15.4" :: Radeon 9600 Mobilty M10 :: Aquamark3 22,856
     
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    It doesn't slow itself down. You will see it stutter a lot, then artifact, and the crash. Crashing is not fun[:(] . It should be right at the level where it is safe from heat by default, but you never know. I tried turning off my GPU fan, and the temp kept going up, and up, and up. If a fan broke, the GPU probably would too. You are only really taking a risk if you overclock. Even if the GPU does melt (HIGHLY unlikely) you can claim you were using it properly and it would be covered under warranty.

    GPU cooling (100°C->75°C)* Inspiron 8600 * 1.8ghz Pentium M * 128 MB Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo (337/242 -> 400/300) * 2x256 MB DDR2700 SDRAM * Aquamark 3: 24058 * 3DMark'03: 3404 * 3DMark'01 SE: 13120
     
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    It also, depends somewhat on luck about how much you can overclock. Even given identical components, it all depends on your memory modules as to your exact overclocking potential.

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  8. DaGreek

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    that is a little sneaky

    Compaq R3000T (CTO)
    P4 Desktop 3.0GHz w/HT
    1 X 512MB RAM
    Radeon 9600 128MB
    15.4 wide screen
    WXGA (1280 X 800)
    CD-RW,DVD+RW
    60GB 5,400 RPM HD
    Wireless b/g
    Windows XP Home
    12 Cell Battery
     
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