Overclock Your Videocard



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RivaTuner I think you should get the right videocard for playing games before overclocking your videocard to get what 10FPS more.

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Just Curious.. do you think this would work for say laptop video cards?

I have an ASUS G2S-A1 (Specs as follows)

  • Operating System
    Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
  • Processor & Cache Memory
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T7500 2.2GHz, 4MB L2 Cache,800MHz FSB
  • Main Memory
    2048MB DDR2 667Mhz (1GBx2)up to 4GB
  • Display
    WUXGA (1920x1200)
  • Video Graphics & Memory
    NV 8600M GT 256MB GDDR III (DX10)
  • Hard Drive
    160GB 5400R SATA
  • Optical Drive
    Super Multi w LS
  • 1GB Turbo Memory

 My Video Card handles every game I play save Fallout 3. I know my problem stems from only having 256MB of VRAM when the Game Recomends 512MB min spec.

 I am hoping that slightly goosing my video card might help ... but wanted to get a few knowledgeable opions before inadvertantly nuking my vid card.


Thanks in advance for any assistance/advice!

 Cadon Mado 



There are a lot of different quality heatpipe kits out there so be gentle with yours and get to know it. Typically, the generic reference cooler design (as shown in this article) will jump as much as 30 degrees celsius from idle to load, so kinda base your findings off that. Idle averages are at ~53 degrees celsius and ~83 degrees celsius under heavy load (read: crysis) ... So if you're doing better than that with your heatpipe cooler, then by all means, give it some more juice. And yes, your case fans are a heatpipe system's best friend!



My video card, which is in the lower-mid level range, has a heat pipe for cooling instead of a fan. Do you guys think overclocking this card is a bad idea? I can always increase the speed on my case fans to try to make up for extra heat.

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