View Full Version : which Ti4200 has the best mem for overclocking?
10-17-03, 02:00 AM
hey all - I am going to a computer show with some friends who need vid cards. WIth their budgets (~ $100) the best card to recommend seems to be the 4200. I have a gainward, not the one with ramsinks but a base base 4200 that does 300gpu 550mem with lapping and sinks. I know however that some companies, such as abit, chaintech, gainward, and I think asus make models with mem that goes to 650 or above (3ns i think?)
what are the best manufacturers to look for in the 4200 realm? I dont expect the gpu will go much past 300 but that is ok. I have seem some that only go 270 or so and that would be a prob even with good mem.
I'd stay away from Gainward from this one, because I remember they had an issue with their cooling on their Ti4200 cards. Although it might be solve by now.
not sure about the other manufacturers.
I do remember that one manufacturer, called Suma, made Ti4200s which had faster RAM on them than the Ti4600.
10-17-03, 03:10 AM
actually I like the gainwards - besides - any stock cooling I get near is never around long! However I know that ginward tends to keep its faster mem in 44 46 and 4800 cards which are pricier despite ebing the same things essentially.
I've had 3 Gainward cards up till now. 2 GF3s, 1 Ti4600. The Ti4600 is getting replaced.
I like Gainward too. But I heard that thing about their Ti4200s which is why I adviced against it.
But I guess if you get rid of the standard cooling it should be fine.
10-17-03, 10:06 AM
The Asus ti4200 is about $150 and it overclocks to 302/675. For some reason 3DMark 2001se locks up with the core any higher. You need to cool the memory or you start getting artifacts after running for a while. I get 13900 in 3DMark. If you want a ti4200 for under $100 dollars look at the 64mb versions.
10-17-03, 11:01 AM
If you want to get ~650 MHz memory speeds, you should look for a Ti4200 with 3.3ns BGA memory with stock heatsinks. I know that Abit, Asus, and Albatron, all sell video cards with this type memory.
I have the Albatron Ti4680P Turbo which is a Ti4200 GPU on a Ti4600 PCB (board). It has the 3.3ns BGA memory with heatsinks. It will do roughly 320/675 MHz.
You may have a hard time finding one of these for $100, although you might get lucky at a computer show. Usually these "top of the line" Ti4200's go about $150.
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