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Help Overclocking Vostro 1500 8600M GT


Meetloaf

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I don't know if it's currently possible, but I am interested in overclocking my video card. I currently have the 163.69 forceware drivers running. I just got the new Crysis Beta, and I want to try and squeeze a little more performance so I can experience at least a little eye-candy. I'm definitely a n00b as far as over-clocking is concerned, but I am willing to learn.

Thanks in advance for any and all help.

Oh yes, I'm running Windows XP Pro

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So, I'm surprised no one hopped on this one. I D/L'd the latest RivaTuner 2.05, and it appears that I am able to Overclock, as the settings persist through a reboot...but who knows, since RivaTuner says that my 8600 is DDR3, which is incorrect.

What I need are suggestions on what I should overclock my card to...so if anyone has any experience overclocking mobile cards, and/or overclocking the 8600M GT, I would be very appreciative for any help you could provide.

Thanks in advance!

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So, I'm surprised no one hopped on this one. I D/L'd the latest RivaTuner 2.05, and it appears that I am able to Overclock, as the settings persist through a reboot...but who knows, since RivaTuner says that my 8600 is DDR3, which is incorrect.

I'm a pretty sure, that a 8600 card has DDR3...

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I'm a pretty sure, that a 8600 card has DDR3...

Some models (like on some Dell notebooks) use GDDR2 @ 400 Mhz.

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Some models (like on some Dell notebooks) use GDDR2 @ 400 Mhz.

My card is DDR2. As an update, I don't know if the over-clocking works with my card. I don't know how to get it to work. I set the clock speeds higher, but I don't think it's actually chanigng anything. I've heard of something being locked that sometimes prevents change?

Any clues?

Thanks again

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My card is DDR2. As an update, I don't know if the over-clocking works with my card. I don't know how to get it to work. I set the clock speeds higher, but I don't think it's actually chanigng anything. I've heard of something being locked that sometimes prevents change?

Any clues?

Thanks again

Please make sure you are running a driver prior to 16x.xx version.

The 16x.xx drivers are NOT overclockable.

You might want to try the 158.45 driver as many people have had much success with it.

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Please make sure you are running a driver prior to 16x.xx version.

The 16x.xx drivers are NOT overclockable.

You might want to try the 158.45 driver as many people have had much success with it.

Should I use that driver in conjunction with RivaTuner 2.05?

Thanks!

If not, what can I use to overclock?

P.S. Isn't the 158.45 driver for Vista only? I'm not finding it for XP 32 bit on laptopvideo2g0.

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K guys, I finally got it, with much help of course. I used ATI tools and the 101.29 drivers. Old I know but my 3dmark06 score went up 600 points (3735) at 1280 resolution. Thanks for all of your good Karma.

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