How to get the best outta my 9800 Pro?

hachiman

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Hi

My system is

Win XP PRO
AMD 2500XP+ Barton 333FSB
Soundblaster Live 5.1
1024MB DDR400
Radeon 9800 Pro

Hi

I get what i thinks an ok score in 3Dbenchmarks 2001 & 2003.
I use Cat 3.5 as i get the highest scores with that.
But i have never touched the ATI control panel.

Is there anything i can change in this that will improve my benchmark?And if so how does this affect visual Quality?

Thanx
 

cleeve

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Overclock your video card and your mobo's front side bus to get maximum performance.

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Radeon 9500 (hardmodded to PRO, o/c to 322/322)
AMD AthlonXP 2400+ (o/c to 2600+ with 143 fsb)
3dMark03: 4055
 

scottchen

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If you boost that FSB up to 200 even 215 if your ram can handle it, that'll be a big improvement right there. Then the 9800pro you could overclock it at least to 420/365 with stock cool, That should get you some extra frames as well, without cooling modifications i think that's all you could get out of your setup.

-Intel PIV 2.6C @ 3.51G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Copper 2x256 4000EL memory @ 270mhz 2.5-4-4-8 -Sapphire 9800pro @ 490/780 -SB audigy -120G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 S-ATA150 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
 

speeduk

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Just out of interest, what were your scores?

My system spec: Fast PC<A HREF="http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=7000747" target="_new"> 3D-2001 </A>
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speeduk

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Yep thats spot on. If you lower the multiplier for the cpu to 10 and use 200mhz fsb, you should get an extra 500+ 3dmarks. When did you buy your cpu?

My system spec: Fast PC<A HREF="http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=7000747" target="_new"> 3D-2001 </A>
"It's not the spoon that bends, it's only yourself."
 

Willamette_sucks

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He shouldn't have to lower the multi at all to do 200FSB for his setup. Just put that voltage up to 1.75.

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speeduk

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You would think. If its an older barton, it would need 1.75 just to do 2ghz.....Only the newer batches can do 2200mhz on stock or 1.75 volts....... And upping the voltage to 1.75v on my setup raises the temp 6c. If hes using stock cooling it could over heat his cpu.

Never assume anyone has good cooling and a good chip when it comes to overclocking.

My system spec: Fast PC<A HREF="http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=7000747" target="_new"> 3D-2001 </A>
"It's not the spoon that bends, it's only yourself."