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Old 23rd May, 2005, 09:43 AM
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the 9600 is better than a 64 bit 5200 by a massive margin, and is still considerably better than the 128 bit version of the 5200. as for overclocking, go for the step by step method. Start with the core, and move it up 5Mhz at a time, testing it with a GPU heavy program such as 3Dmark05. Keep moving it up, until it becomes unstable, then back it off one 5Mhz increment. For safety, maybe back it off 10Mhz just in case.

Do the same with the memory, only 10Mhz at a time. Always overclock the core first, then the RAM. Reason for this being in some cases the core will go higher, when the ram is lower, and the ram will go higher when the core is lower. If there is a trade off between ram and core speed, you want to have more core speed than memory speed.
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