dslreports logo
site
 
    All Forums Hot Topics Gallery
spc

spacer




how-to block ads


Search Topic:
uniqs
2938
share rss forum feed


dolphins
Clean Up Our Oceans
Premium
join:2001-08-22
Westville, NJ
kudos:7
Reviews:
·Comcast

[Advice Needed] GPU Tweak settings

As it turns out my GPU was not the reason why I lost the color red. It seems the red gun/projector in the CRT of my monitor has gone bad. Oh well, I needed a new faster GPU anyway.




There are a lot gadgets that come with this card that I haven't gotten into yet. But for now, I would like to know what tweak settings I should use? Should the memory match my system memory @ 400mhz? Does my system bus speed (1600mhz) have any affect on my GPU?

My specs:

Product Details and Features
Key Features
Form Factor----------------Desktop
Processor------------------AMD Athlon 64 2.2 GHz
Installed Memory-----------Upgraded: 3000 MB (DDR SDRAM)
Operating System----------Microsoft Windows XP Pro Edition
Recommended Use---------Home Use
Processor
Processor Type------------AMD Athlon 64
Processor Speed-----------2.2 GHz
Processor Manufacturer----AMD
Socket Type--------------Socket 939
Processor Upgradability----Upgradable
Installed Qty--------------1
Max Processors Qty.-------1
Motherboard
Bus Speed----------------1600 MHz
Memory
RAM Technology----------DDR SDRAM
Installed RAM-------------3000 MB
Max Supported RAM-------4 GB
Number of Memory Slots---4 x 184 Pin DIMMs
Supported RAM Speeds----400 MHz
Installed Cache Memory---512 KB
Technical Features
Integrated Input/Output Ports USB 2.0 x 7 • FireWire (IEEE1394a) x 2 • RJ45 Lan Port x 1 • PS/2 Mouse x 1 • PS/2 Keyboard x 1 • Parallel Port (ECP/EPP/SPP) x 1 •
Expansion Bays 2 x 5.25" (External Access) • 1 x 3.5" (Internal Access) • 1 x 3.5" (External Access)
Expansion Slots-----------PCI Express x16 x 1 • PCI x 3
Memory Card Slots Memory Stick • SmartMedia • Memory Stick PRO • xD Picture Card • Micro Drive Memory Stick • MultiMediaCard • SD Memory Card • CompactFlash Card type I • CompactFlash Card type II
Other Features 9-in-1 Memory Card Reader • 64bit Ready
Hard Drive
Hard Drive Capacity-------Upgraded: 2 TB Caviar Black (Primary Drive), 750 GB Caviar Black (Drive 1)
Hard Drive Interface-------Serial-ATA

CD / DVD
Optical Drive Type-----------DVD±RW Dual Layer
Optical Drive Read Speed-----16x (DVD) • 40x (CD)
Optical Drive Write Speed----40x (CD-R) • 8x (DVD-R) • 16x (DVD+R) • 2.4x (DVD+R Dual Layer)
Optical Drive ReWrite Speed--24x (CD-RW) • 4x (DVD+RW) • 4x (DVD-RW)
Audio / Video
Newly Upgraded: ASUS Radeon HD 6450 ATI
Video Out Ports--------------DVI x 1 HDMI x 1 VGA port x 1

Audio Input Microphone Jack • 2 x Line In
Audio Output Type Sound Card • Headphones • Line out
Upgraded: SB Audigy 4
Modem
Modem Type-----------------Fax / Modem
Networking
Networking Type-------------Integrated 10/100 Network Card
Data Link Protocol-----------Ethernet • Fast Ethernet
Dimensions
Width 7.17 in.
Depth 16.54 in.
Height 15.35 in.
Weight 30 lb.
Warranty
Warranty 1 Year

EDIT: My current PSU is a Bestec 300W ATX

SIW:

Property Value
(Compaq Presario 061 ER919AA-ABA SR1820NX NA620)
Video Adapter ASUS EAH6450 Series
Video Processor ATI display adapter (0x6779)
Adapter DAC Type Internal DAC(400MHz)
PCI ID 0x1002 / 0x6779 (ATI Technologies Inc / NI Caicos [AMD RADEON HD 6450])
PCI sub ID 0x1043 / 0x03DA (ASUSTeK Computer Inc)
Memory 1024 MBytes
BIOS Date 05/02/12
PnP Device Id PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6779&SUBSYS_03DA1043&REV_00\4&13D46659&0&0020
Video Mode Description 1280 x 1024 x 4294967296 colors
Driver Version 6.14.10.7279
Driver Date 2012-08-16 02:58:38
DirectX DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Driver Name ati2dvag.dll
Driver Description ASUS EAH6450 Series
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor
Model P225
Monitor ID VSCC403
Manufacturing Date 2001, Week 5
PnP Device Id DISPLAY\VSCC403\5&1D6482EF&0&30000000&02&00
Input Analog Input Voltage - 0.700V/0.300V
Serial Number 41K010500354
Display Size 19.7" (40 cm x 30 cm)
Horizontal Frequency 30-127 kHz
Vertical Frequency 50-180 Hz
Current Resolution 1280 x 1024 @ 85Hz
Supported Resolution 1600 x 1200 @ 85Hz - Aspect Ratio 4:3
Supported Resolution 1600 x 1200 @ 85Hz - Aspect Ratio 4:3
Supported Resolution 1600 x 1200 @ 75Hz - Aspect Ratio 4:3
Supported Resolution 1792 x 1344 @ 75Hz - Aspect Ratio 4:3
Supported Resolution 1856 x 1392 @ 75Hz - Aspect Ratio 4:3
Supported Resolution 1920 x 1440 @ 75Hz - Aspect Ratio 4:3
Supported Resolution 2048 x 1536 @ 75Hz - Aspect Ratio 4:3
Supported Resolution 1280 x 1024 @ 85Hz - Aspect Ratio 5:4
Supported Resolution 1024 x 768 @ 85Hz - Aspect Ratio 4:3

EDID Version 1 revision 3
Max dot clock (video bandwidth) 350 MHz
DPMS Mode Support Active Off, Suspend, Standby
Display Device \\.\DISPLAY1
Device Name ASUS EAH6450 Series
--
Stop The Mindless Killings Stop Over Fishing


Krisnatharok
Caveat Emptor
Premium
join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
kudos:12

The 6450 is not really meant to be a high performance card. It is going to be on par with the current integrated solutions. I would just leave the settings alone, as it is really not meant to cool an overclocked thermal footprint.

But in general, all GPU OC applications (EVGA E-LEET, MSI Afterburner, this) all look pretty much the same, and let you raise the GPU clock, memory clock, voltage, and custom fan profile.

You typically raise the clock speeds until unstable, then apply more voltage till stable, and rinse-repeat until you are are uncomfortable with the voltage or the temps.

The bottom line is that this is an old rig and you won't be able to effect much more performance out of a mainstream system, while you do run the risk of damaging components not designed to be overclocked.
--
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.



dolphins
Clean Up Our Oceans
Premium
join:2001-08-22
Westville, NJ
kudos:7
Reviews:
·Comcast

OK, here is the default settings,




Should I lower the memory to 400mhz?


Krisnatharok
Caveat Emptor
Premium
join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
kudos:12

No, just don't touch the settings. Why would you lower the GPU memory to 400mhz?



dolphins
Clean Up Our Oceans
Premium
join:2001-08-22
Westville, NJ
kudos:7

To match the RAM of my MB.



Krisnatharok
Caveat Emptor
Premium
join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
kudos:12

There is no need. GPU ram runs independent of system ram. (just like GPU clock runs separate from CPU clock--it would be impossible to have a GPU clock running at ~3.5 GHz) with today's GPUs that run between 800-1300mhz.



dolphins
Clean Up Our Oceans
Premium
join:2001-08-22
Westville, NJ
kudos:7
Reviews:
·Comcast

OK, that was my original question.

Thanks

I plan on getting a new flat screen but I want to find someone who can repair CRTs. This monitor still out performs a lot of today's LCDs and LEDs and from what I read CRTs provide true color that the above mentioned monitors can't reproduce.
--
Stop The Mindless Killings Stop Over Fishing



Krisnatharok
Caveat Emptor
Premium
join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
kudos:12

said by dolphins:

I plan on getting a new flat screen but I want to find someone who can repair CRTs. This monitor still out performs a lot of today's LCDs and LEDs and from what I read CRTs provide true color that the above mentioned monitors can reproduce.

I'm no monitor aficionado, but my Auria 27" IPS LED panel puts out deep, rich colors that puts regular TN LCDs to shame.

I would think having a display that is an inch thick beats something 2 feet deep...
--
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.


Ghastlyone
Premium
join:2009-01-07
Las Vegas, NV
kudos:5
reply to dolphins

said by dolphins:

OK, that was my original question.

Thanks

I plan on getting a new flat screen but I want to find someone who can repair CRTs. This monitor still out performs a lot of today's LCDs and LEDs and from what I read CRTs provide true color that the above mentioned monitors can't reproduce.

The only real reason you would use a CRT over an IPS LED or even a TN panel, would be for the high refresh rate.

Simply using it for the color reproduction doesn't make much sense. Most new panels put out some awesome color. Personally, I'd put the repair cost towards a brand new flat panel save the desk real estate.


dolphins
Clean Up Our Oceans
Premium
join:2001-08-22
Westville, NJ
kudos:7
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to Krisnatharok

I bought this directly from Viewsonic back in 2000/2001 because it was not available anywhere else. It was the #1 monitor at the time and was sought after by graphic artists, video editors, etc.

The large screen 21", 20" viewable, 0.21 dot pitch, high resolution (2,048 x 1,536) and refresh rates (115hz max) were far above the competition. At almost 80lbs it's a beast but the crisp, clean, clear colors are still quite respectable.

I've been looking at monitors lately. How come most of them have a max resolution of 1920 × 1080?
--
Stop The Mindless Killings Stop Over Fishing



Krisnatharok
Caveat Emptor
Premium
join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
kudos:12

It's become the popular resolution. There is also 1920x1200, 2560x1440, and 2560x1600.

I love my »microcenter.com/product/384780/E···_Monitor

High-end Dell equivalent: »configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/···2713HSAP
--
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.



Ghastlyone
Premium
join:2009-01-07
Las Vegas, NV
kudos:5
reply to dolphins

said by dolphins:

I bought this directly from Viewsonic back in 2000/2001 because it was not available anywhere else. It was the #1 monitor at the time and was sought after by graphic artists, video editors, etc.

The large screen 21", 20" viewable, 0.21 dot pitch, high resolution (2,048 x 1,536) and refresh rates (115hz max) were far above the competition. At almost 80lbs it's a beast but the crisp, clean, clear colors are still quite respectable.

I've been looking at monitors lately. How come most of them have a max resolution of 1920 × 1080?

Because that's pretty much the standard that's been widely adopted in the industry.

I'm sure higher resolutions will become much more popular and might even be standard in the future.

But for now 1080P it is.

I'm probably going to go with an IPS LED 1920X1200 for my next monitor.

I'd consider ditching that CRT. Especially if it needs to fixed now also. There are some pretty damn nice flat panel monitors out there now days.


dolphins
Clean Up Our Oceans
Premium
join:2001-08-22
Westville, NJ
kudos:7
Reviews:
·Comcast

Oh, make no mistake about it, I'm getting a new flat screen but I'm not ready to send this one to the trash heap just yet. There's no reason why a CRT can't last 25, 30 or more years.

said by Krisnatharok:

It's become the popular resolution. There is also 1920x1200, 2560x1440, and 2560x1600.

I love my »microcenter.com/product/384780/E···_Monitor

I don't like the low max refresh rate of 60hz. Doesn't that give you headaches. I keep mine set at 85hz.
--
Stop The Mindless Killings Stop Over Fishing


Krisnatharok
Caveat Emptor
Premium
join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
kudos:12

said by dolphins:

Oh, make no mistake about it, I'm getting a new flat screen but I'm not ready to send this one to the trash heap just yet. There's no reason why a CRT can't last 25, 30 or more years.

said by Krisnatharok:

It's become the popular resolution. There is also 1920x1200, 2560x1440, and 2560x1600.

I love my »microcenter.com/product/384780/E···_Monitor

I don't like the low max refresh rate of 60hz. Doesn't that give you headaches. I keep mine set at 85hz.

I don't notice.

Here's a list of LCD/LED monitors with a refresh rate from 85 - 120 mhz sold at Newegg.
--
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.