Removing the GPU cover of the GFX 5600/5900 Ultra for a much better OC

Posted on Thursday, Sep 25 2003 @ 06:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Digit-Life decided to remove the GPU cover from one of their GeForce FX 5600 Ultra and 5900 Ultra cards. After doing this they were able to overclock the core much further than before!
The latest news from our videolab: having decided to get deeper than usual tinkering with GeForce FX cooling systems, Alexander Vorobyev, our video section editor, removed the GPU covers that are actually decorative and tried to install the cooling system on the GPU core directly.

What do we get from the experiment? A lot with an accurately reworked cooling system for closer on-GPU installation. In the case above the default GPU/memory clock speeds were 400/800 MHz with up to 466MHz overclocking potential. After the redesign we were able to overclock GPU to 500MHz!


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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