Overclocking a radeon 9200se

HDDFreak

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I have an alastor radeon 9200se and with my 1ghz system I score a pathetic (for now) score of 3900 in 3dmark 2001. I've looked around and found that this was pretty much what people get with a 1ghz CPU and was wondering if it was worth overclocking and if so, how do I do it.
 

Mach5Motorsport

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Um, I guess I'll be the person to tell you. Dude, your card is handicapped with a 64 bit memory path. Y0u would get more preformance out of a FX5200.
 

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that card is trash. download newest ati tool and overclock to about 320 core or so and 250 mem. i had a radeon 9000 with passive cooling (no fan on it) at 320/255. and if the card breaks it doesnt matter cause it only costs about 25 dollars
 

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Um, I guess I'll be the person to tell you. Dude, your card is handicapped with a 64 bit memory path. Y0u would get more preformance out of a FX5200.
Thankyou Mach5Motorsport for giving me some real news. This PC is just a crappy stopgap between a 400mhzP2 and a new Athlon beast and I was just wondering if I could make it any better.
 

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I had a Sapphire Radeon 9200SE before, you wouldn't get much overclocking benefit out of it.

One is that 64bit memory path
Second it most likely has high latency memory modules maxed on speed, in which it possibly won't go any higher on stock speeds without getting artifacts.
 

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Post all of your system specs, chipset , RAM Type, CPU, etc. and we'll see if we can squeeze out a few points. But you are going to be at serious risk of failure so be prepared. And Also don't expect any miracles my Athlon 2600+ and AIW 9800pro with 2gigs of DDR is showing its age. My little brother runs an ASUS P3V4x with a juiced up P3 1ghz 1gb of RAM and an AIW 8500 and
runs games that were never meant to see such a platform. And definately download ATI tool.
 

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I have a radeon 9250, and lemme tellya, you don't get a huge difference with OC, stock speeds are 240/200*2 and I OC it @ 280/225*2, my 3DMark03 score was 400-and-some and OCed it got to 847....It didn't even run the nature benchmark and in the other tests (except the planes) I only reached 12fps max

I still try to squeeze more mhz but without a temp sensor AND having warranty it's kinda suckish....

here's tha link to my post regarding to this issue

http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/quot-hard-quot-stuff-OC-ftopict179114.html
 
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you people who say the card is **** because it has a 64bit apparently dont know the rules of obtaining a 1:1 ratio ..... and yall apparently know nothing of overclocking and getting the most bang for your buck.... if he gets a 128 bit it will bottleneck his processor because it is 64 bit.... :ouch: did you think of that????? and it would bottleneck his memory on his mobo possibly if its ddr sdram.... think about those things before you go running off saying something is no good..... read your homework......