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10-14-2005, 04:46 PM
Any seasoned users have any good do's don'ts for this?
Just don't set it to overclock automatically on windows startup. Other than that, just mess with it till it's stable...and realize that it voids your warranty...
You do have it installed right?
10-15-2005, 05:50 PM
I do not have it installed. I actually just heard about it from a friend of mine.
I may give it a whirl.
How do they know if you use it anyway? How would they know your warranty is voided?
Supposedly they have ways to tell, or so they say. Chances of you actually destroying it just with coolbits are slim to none. You'd have to volt mod it or put on some non-standard cooling (and fuck it up) to really destroy the card...
Coolbits is just a registry entry that enables the overclocking panel in the nvidia drivers. Google it, get the registry entry, load it, then go to your advanced properties and you'll see the new page.
10-29-2005, 12:17 AM
I have run and am running CoolBits. Although my card doesn't come packaged as an OverClocked card from the manufacturer.
What I found through experimentation is that the "detect optimal" settings bit gives a nice boost in feel on framerate (can't get the framerate test to work on anything I use at the moment.) Things are just a bit smoother, which is the ultimate goal.
When I ran it too high, I noticed weird things....little white dots (gotta look for those) and then things like flickering dead guys. Reminded me of back in the older days of games when they would just do that as the rendering engines didn't seem to deal with the "blood on the carcass on the floor" as well. Same feeling; just weird flickerings on things that shouldn't and I knew to back it down a touch.
I have a Iceberq4 on my card so I don't worry about it running too hot; I also have a massive amount of airflow through my case so I wasn't worried about the overclocking as well.
In the end I settled on a personal optimum just a few Mhz higher than the "suggested Optimal" (there is a test button.)
Stock: 250Mhz Core, 400Mhz Mem
Nvidia Coolbits Optimal: 277Mhz Core, 456Mhz Mem
My optimal: Eh, I haven't bumped it back up after the OS reinstall. I believe it was: 281Mhz Core, 464Mhz Mem.
Hope this helps. :)
11-19-2005, 11:39 AM
I have a new rig w/SLI enabled with 2 7800GT cards running.
They are both showing up and I just dl'd coolbits. Does anyone know how to OC both cards? When I go into the Clock Frequency settings I can OC easy enuff but, I'm wondering if this is clocking both cards.
The one slider does both cards, you may get finer control with the newest drivers...but I haven't experimented with it myself...
11-23-2005, 04:35 AM
You need to overclock *2* 7800GT ? :)
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