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Windows 7: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT & Desktop Performance 4.8...?

23 Feb 2010   #21
Wrams

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Ok so how do I overclock my CPU and Graphics card..? Can someone help me achieve this..? I want a high score...Lol. No I just want better


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25 Feb 2010   #22
TildeMerand

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Grab Nvidia System Tools.

www.Nvidia.com

Just search for "Nvidia System Tools"

It has an overclocking feature.

I warn you though, mucking with clock speeds WILL shorten the life of your card if done poorly.

Consult some of us Forum Goers who know the in's and outs of clocking GPU's or use GPUReview.com

Be careful, and good luck!!

Matt~
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26 Feb 2010   #23
Wrams

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks Matt for the link. I will be very careful and if I come across any problems I will be sure to post away for help
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26 Feb 2010   #24
Wrams

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hey Guys,

I have some questions for you before I do this.

Device Settings


Question 1:

CPU

HT Bus is at 200MHz but will go higher. Whats the optimum or desired MHz here..>?

Question 2:

Cooling is set to 100%. This is correct...? I can only reduce this slider.

Motherboard Settings

Question 3:

Clock Speeds

HT Bus is set to 200MHz but will go to 500MHz plus has a 5x multiplier

Question 4:

PCIe clock, slot 3: is set to 2500MHz but this is the lowest setting, what can I adjust this to..?

Question 5:


Cooling

nForce SPP 0%

Auxilary 1: 0%

System 0%

Auxilary 2: 0%

Memory Settings

tRAS 15 tRWT 4
tRCD 5 tWTR 3
tRP 5 tWRRD 0
tRC 21 tREF 7.8us
tWR 5 tRDRD 2
tRRD 3 tWRWR 2

Memory Frequency: 666 (DDR 2) MHz
Memory Ratio 1.7x
FSB Frequency 200MHz
CAS Latency: 5

GPU Settings

The above I was not sure if it would be needed by the Guys here at SevenForums to help me get the best overclocking



The GPU is set to factory default frequencies

Cooling again is at 100%

Not sure what to do here because all there is is a slider which doesn't slide even when ticked but it allows me to type into the box beside it that ups the MHz of the GPU.

Please can someone help me do this..?

Thanks guys for all your help in this thread. I really do appreciate it
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26 Feb 2010   #25
TildeMerand

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wrams View Post
Thanks Matt for the link. I will be very careful and if I come across any problems I will be sure to post away for help

Wrams,

Hey, no problem! Always here to try and help fellow Forum members.

I only have two concerns. The first one being your Memory timings...

While I've had "Little" experience with Memory timings, I do know that this is a dangerous field. (Yes, even more dangerous than GPU overclocking)

I've had "Minor" tweaks turn into BSOD's and OS corruption. Please be careful in here and always modify timings in order. I'll find you a link to help you with Memory timing orders.

As for CPU overclocking, this generally requires more Power. If your Power Supply is sufficient, go nuts so long as you have the proper cooling. If you are still running stock cooling on your CPU (The fan that came with the Processor), I suggest only minor clocking.

GPU Overclocking I know more about. You say your Core stock clock is 200Mhz? Bump that baby up 45 Points and see where that takes you.

I've noticed that Core clocks are unstable at higher clocks or major Overclocking "Jumps" (200 Mhz to 500, say) and Memory Clocks are far more stable.

If you have a customizable Memory clock, bump that up 100 points and again, see where that takes you.

You might want to grab a benchmark tool (3Dmark, Etc). These tend to be far better examples of your system performance.

Get back to me with your results. Excited to see how things go!

And please, REMEMBER!! Don't take Overclock your cards. It Shortens life and damages components!! Overclocking is Bad, M'kay?

(So I don't get yelled at)

Matt~
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26 Feb 2010   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I get 4.9 from a 9500GT in Win7. So you seem to be in-line. Cannot expect more from a $50 card.
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27 Feb 2010   #27
Wrams

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote:

You might want to grab a benchmark tool (3Dmark, Etc). These tend to be far better examples of your system performance.

Get back to me with your results. Excited to see how things go!

And please, REMEMBER!! Don't take Overclock your cards. It Shortens life and damages components!! Overclocking is Bad, M'kay?

(So I don't get yelled at)

Matt~
Hi Matt,

Not sure if this is what you want, The benchmark tool you suggested for some reason kept freezing up my PC so I used a free one

Look at the attached image

P.S. Rep Added


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28 Feb 2010   #28
dan428

win7
 
 

Hm.. my several years old laptop gets a 5.1 on graphics with a GeForce Go 7600 (256MB). It is overclocked a little through RivaTuner. Mobile GPUs are usually slower than the desktop versions.

I just got a 9600gt (512MB) for my desktop. It gets 6.8 rating with factory clocks. I was hoping it would be a bit higher but apparently it's normal. Testing first with Microsoft generic drivers and nvidia's latest drivers didn't change the score.
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01 Mar 2010   #29
TildeMerand

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, those are excellent!

Okay, Wrams, I can finally see your clock speeds (At factory, no?) Those are actually wrong... Strangley enough...

Take a look: make sure to click on specifications. Your clocks are all wrong... Under, that is.

GeForce 9400 GT

You should try and clock up a bit, it may help. But remember Clocking is bad, M'kay?

Matt~

*EDIT* Forgot to ask...Who made that card, MSI? BFG? Let me know.
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02 Mar 2010   #30
Wrams

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Just to let everyone know I know longer have the graphics card. I can't understand what happened but before I even got a chance to clock anything and it burnt out I have however bought a new one. I shal now get the details of the new card and let you know.

Thanks Mike for your reply.
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