Graphics performance tune?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sokrates, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. sokrates macrumors member

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    Hi everybody, I've been browsing this board for quite a while now and finally here it is : my first post :D

    I recently got my 24" iMac and I have to say it's an awesome machine. Only thing I am not really thrilled is the graphics perfomance in win xp. I tried Call of Duty 2 which gave me around 35 fps in 1280x768 resolution, and then ran a 3d mark 2006 2 which gave me almost 3000 marks.
    Now this may not be bad, but still considering the cpu and the graphics card (I got the gefoce 7600 gt) there should still be some space for a little tuning. Anyone have any experience with this? Is it possible to slightly overclock the graphics card? is it even clocked as fast as it could be? I remember reading about the x1600 that it was clocked slower in order to reduce head and noise level. Since I don't hear any fans even when playing I figured there should be some space for tuning.

    oh before I forget, I have the 2.16 iMac with 2 gb RAM and gf 7600gt

    thx in advance for any help
     
  2. zwida macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome to MacRumors, Sokrates.:)

    Here's a util you can run in XP that will allow tuning of the card. I should say that don't have this card and haven't tuned a card with this tool.

    http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=911

    I would check out the Guru3 forums before attempting to tweak your card. They're not Mac focused, but you'll get some good info there.
     
  3. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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  4. zwida macrumors 6502a

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  5. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    oops, my bad :p
    too early 4 me anyways......
     
  6. sokrates thread starter macrumors member

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    well thx for nvtune, I had completely forgotten this tool still existed... I tried it, overclocked the card to 520 instead of 500, worked fine and gave me about 80 3dmarks more, but I am still quite scared of burning my card :p However, I just checked, and it appears as if the regular clockspeed of the 7600 gt is 560 / 700, which means there should still be some spareroom, only question that remains is, if it's clocked slower due to heat or to noise issues.... any other suggestions such as tuning any other settings?
     

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