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i was on Google seeing what the max safe temp for the video memory on an 8800GT is and i came across like 90 threads about the memory on 8800GT's going bad if you overclock past 1Ghz. now I'm not sure if this is true or not but it kind of worried me mine is currently 1170MHz.

is there any truth to this Rumor?

i think mine are samsung chips but not 100% sure and i cant check anymore i used thermal adhesive to put the ramsinks on.
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Just watch the voltage and temps across the entire card.
(VRM's can get extremely hot sometimes)
    
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I still have my old 8800GT running on my secondary rig.

It's voltmoded for 800mhz core and 1030mhz on the memory.

Running strong since 2007.

Don't worry, they can handle it
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post
Just watch the voltage and temps across the entire card.
(VRM's can get extremely hot sometimes)

i can't see votlages or anything but the voltages are at stock settings.
a spot check on the ram during crysis showed maxed out at 41C with the side panel fan on silent on high they maxed out at 30C. the VRM was the same temp.


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Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
I still have my old 8800GT running on my secondary rig.

It's voltmoded for 800mhz core and 1030mhz on the memory.

Running strong since 2007.

Don't worry, they can handle it
should i try for 1200mhz? or be happy with 1170?
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The old 8800GT is one reliable sucker, I wouldn't fret. Have one still going strong that I use for checksum cracking.

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post #6 of 11
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The old 8800GT is one reliable sucker, I wouldn't fret. Have one still going strong that I use for checksum cracking.

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ok must have been a rumor then.
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There's no harm in trying, if it can't handle it, it will let you know, trust me

But going from 1170mhz to 1200mhz isn't going to do anything in practical terms.

Personally, I would leave it @ 1170mhz.

That's funny however, I have voltmodded my 8800GT back in the day, and I never went over 1030mhz on the memory.

I was obsessed with core clock only Might try it one of these days.
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Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
There's no harm in trying, if it can't handle it, it will let you know, trust me

But going from 1170mhz to 1200mhz isn't going to do anything in practical terms.

Personally, I would leave it @ 1170mhz.

That's funny however, I have voltmodded my 8800GT back in the day, and I never went over 1030mhz on the memory.

I was obsessed with core clock only Might try it one of these days.
Well I think the core held the memory back on these cards, like how the memory holds the cores on Fermi cards back (at least the 480/580 when going sub-zero) so you probably wouldn't notice much difference.
 
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I remember that being a huge deal back in 2007 when I had one. Everyone would always overclock the memory to exactly 999 MHz to avoid damaging it. There any truth to it? I highly doubt it. Just like how X58 RAM voltage supposedly can't go over 1.65V
    
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I remember that being a huge deal back in 2007 when I had one. Everyone would always overclock the memory to exactly 999 MHz to avoid damaging it. There any truth to it? I highly doubt it. Just like how X58 RAM voltage supposedly can't go over 1.65V
And 1155 RAM voltage should stay at 1.5v or under! :O That's so high!


 
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