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Wednesday, June 19, 2002
Guide to Overclocking the Radeon 8500
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Overclocking CPU's and video cards have become the norm in recent years as gamers try to squeeze out every inch of speed for faster gaming. Recently, a French web site called has written a guide on how to overclock ATI's Radeon 8500. The process involves using a program called Resedit (in native OS 9), the Radeon 8500 flash utility, and a calculator to convert hexadecimals.

The author of the guide was able to change the clock frequency for the GPU from 250MHz to 290MHz and VRAM from 275MHz to 290MHz as well. As a result, the he was able to see squeeze about 5 to 6 more frames per second out of the Quake III Demo at a resolution of 1600 x 1200.

And now the warning. Don't try this yourself unless you are absolutely sure you know what you are doing. Overclocking can be a dangerous hobby and could result in the frying of your Radeon 8500 card.

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