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mattydies October 19, 2007 04:37 PM

What is Stock Voltage?
 
What is the Stock Voltage for my Card? I want to know so I can work on over clocking :)

My Video Card is an MSI NX7800GT - 256MB PCI-E

Thanks :)




Matty

JD October 19, 2007 05:59 PM

You can't exactly change the voltage easily anyways without either modifying the card's BIOS or physically modifying the card.

You can adjust the Core and Memory clocks by using RivaTuner or ATITool.

mattydies October 19, 2007 06:01 PM

I can up the PCI-E Voltage in my bios.

ASUS P5N-E (650i)


Stock BIOS BTW.


It lists Voltage's and I pick which I want to run. NOT how many mV I want to increase it.





sswilson October 19, 2007 06:03 PM

That's the voltage to the slot, not to the card.

mattydies October 19, 2007 06:45 PM

ahh...


Thank-you very much for the info.

The Video card will retain stock voltage for now then.

Should I just leave the PCI-E Slot voltage as "Auto" ???

enaberif October 19, 2007 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by mattydies (Post 23175)
ahh...


Thank-you very much for the info.

The Video card will retain stock voltage for now then.

Should I just leave the PCI-E Slot voltage as "Auto" ???

Unless you are overclocking yes leave it as auto.

mattydies October 19, 2007 07:10 PM

Thanks.

Any suggestion for when I try over clocking my video card? (Im sure I will end up trying soon enough)

enaberif October 19, 2007 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by mattydies (Post 23180)
Thanks.

Any suggestion for when I try over clocking my video card? (Im sure I will end up trying soon enough)

What OS are you running? Cause if its Vista you will have little luck with stupid ntune or rivatuner because Vista doesn't like unknown programs to start up at boot.

mattydies October 19, 2007 07:25 PM

I am running XP Home. (32 bit)

sswilson October 19, 2007 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mattydies (Post 23175)
ahh...


Thank-you very much for the info.

The Video card will retain stock voltage for now then.

Should I just leave the PCI-E Slot voltage as "Auto" ???

I'm not sure if many folks overclock their PCIe slots (other than the fairly traditional 101 vice 100 just to ensure that the slot is freq. locked) anymore. I did some trial and error stuff a while back using info I got from Ntune (this is a long while back... haven't used Ntune in a couple of years at least) and found an actual FPS benefit in 3DMark testing to pushing the speed up.

Most overclocking guides I've seen though suggest that overclocking the PCIe slot by much will hamper CPU overclocking attempts.


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