ATI Radeon HD 5750 Overclocking Guide
Posted on: 11/02/2009 06:00 AM
Today we are going to provide you with a basic step-by-step guide on how to overclock a graphics card. The new Radeon HD 5750 is already proving to be a popular choice among budget gamers, and at just $145 US there is little not to like about this new AMD graphics card. Those wanting the maximum bang for their buck are most likely interested in overclocking this new graphics card and we are going to show you how...
In the past we have found that overclocking the CPU (Central Processing Unit) can be highly beneficial, offering huge performance gains. That said, overclocking is most effective when the right combination of hardware is selected, as certain processor/motherboard combos will work far better together than others. The same is true when tackling graphics card overclocking, as there are some graphics cards that overclock very poorly and others that overclock like champions.
The Radeon HD 5750 has already proven to be quite a good performer, particularly given the price tag. Still, the slightly more expensive and tempting Radeon HD 5770 costs just a fraction more at around $160 and with that you do get a noticeably faster product. The Radeon HD 5770 features a more complex core design, while the core and memory frequencies are much greater.
Still, it is possible to make your Radeon HD 5750 graphics card even faster by carrying out a little overclocking of your own. Overclocking a graphics card is really very easy and because there are no voltage changes to be made when using software to overclock a Radeon HD 5750, also making it very safe.
Depending on which Radeon HD 5750 graphics card you have purchased can make a difference when it comes time to overclock. The standard AMD reference cooler is a dual slot solution that does manage to keep the GPU at a reasonable operating temperature. That said, the heatsink is quite small and there will likely be quite a few cards available soon that will feature improved designs, so be on the lookout for those products as well...
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