Questions from a first time OCer (Ti4200)

DeepBlueJH

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Jul 12, 2002
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Ok, I just bought a Palit Daytona Ti4200 64MB. Please dont knock the card, I know its not the best, but I wanted something inexpensive.

Anyhow, in the review below (of the 128MB version) that the card hit a "sweet spot" at 303Mhz core 615MHz memory clock. They also said that extra cooling of the card would be necessary.

I would like to over clock this card, but dont exactly know how far I can push it. I will not be adding any additional cooling to my case or the card. The heatsink/fan looked pretty good on the card, but I'm not sure how it actually performs. My computer is a Dimension 8100 with one, 92mm fan in the back directly behind the CPU.

My question to you experienced overclockers: How far can I push this card without compromising the stability (I want a rock stable card) on stock cooling? Stability is paramount here, I dont want an "almost perfect" running card.

Any input is greatly appreciated:)



Palit Daytona Ti4200 review
 

AnAndAustin

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O/C'ing always varies, even between cards of identical manu and type.

If you have a case with good ventilation and a case fan you should have no heat limitations. The 4200 cards o/c almost entirely according to the RAM used on them.

4200 cores reach 280-320mhz.
4.0ns most common and reaches about 550mhz.
3.6ns not uncommon and can reach about 620mhz.

It really isn't worth tampering with the 4200, esp when you consider what you should get compared to the more expensive 4400 and 4600 cards, here's the default clocks:

4200-64 250/500
4400 275/550
4600 300/650

So you should either get 4400 or 4600 perf depending upon the type of RAM your cards uses. You can read it from the RAM chips, 2nd line down last 2 numbers. Just remember to use small increases and test thoroughly at each setting looking for vidual artifacts and of course lockups and BSODs.
 

DeepBlueJH

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I already got the Ti4200... from what I read they can be OCed to at least Ti4400 settings, which is more than enough for me.

My real question is how far do you think I can push it using stock cooling/ case configuration?
 

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