I decided to overclock my video card today to hoping it will increase performance, and i did big time. I have Ati HD 3600 at 750Mhz core clock , i overclocked it to 860Mhz core and 1740Mhz(air cooling) memory and it the FPS increased from 30 to 50. I read around that CPU clock make the difference , but i have E7200 Duo 2,5GHZ. I use GSDX 0.1.14 DirectX 9 hardware 3.0 shader and 1920x1200 internal resolution and i get ~50Fps with video overclock.
Will it make sense to continue video overclocking with liquid or phase change cooling to get flawless gameplay ?
Cpu overclock had no effect ...
Water, and especially phase, isn't worth the money or effort for that rig in my opinion. How far did you overclock your CPU? Going to 3.2 you should see a difference. You should be careful overclocking your GPU too far, you'll start to get BSODs. Have you tested to make sure yours is ok?
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Uhm, the video card is.. not very useful for emulation, and of course this also applies to pcsx2
I can't believe the guy actually considered phase change for that video card.
Not even going to go into all of the reasons (and there are many) why that would be a bad idea.
Water (ambient), Bong (slightly sub-ambient) cooling is the most any typical user should go for.
When you start going into ln2, dry ice, phase, peltier/TEC (which is so inefficient, it's not even practical) thats for extreme stuff.
Why would you use watercooling or phase change on a card worth about $50 USD when you could just buy a better video card?
CPU: Core 2 Duo E8400 C0 @ 4.1Ghz
Mobo: ASUS P5Q Pro (2048Mhz FSB)
RAM: 8GB PC2-8500 DDR2
Video: Radeon HD 4850 512MB @ 790/1990mhz
Sound: ASUS Xonar DX, Alessandro MS-1 headphones