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i wanna overclock my card with ATITOOLS to the max without it becoming unstable or artifacting, so can you guys who have the same card give me advice on what speeeds to max this baby out at?

and also i found this program called "powerstrip" which has a setting to set how much of your system ram can be used by your video card. Does anybody know if the program is actually usefull or just another program that runs in the background and slows you down?

thnx in advance for any help!
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there's no "set max" or anything that you shouldn't go past.

Press "find max core" let it run for around 2 hours...

press find max mem" and let it run for around 2 hours...

all done.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns
there's no "set max" or anything that you shouldn't go past.

Press "find max core" let it run for around 2 hours...

press find max mem" and let it run for around 2 hours...

all done.
Unfortunately it is not this simple. At all.

There is plenty of info around on setting your 3d voltages, Chozart made a faq you should read Here
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns
there's no "set max" or anything that you shouldn't go past.

Press "find max core" let it run for around 2 hours...

press find max mem" and let it run for around 2 hours...

all done.
Usually you can go higher than that. For example, my GS detected 490/1190 (approx.), and I'm running my card higher than that (see sig), with out artifacts and load temps havnt gone over 59C.
    
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Unfortunately it is not this simple. At all.

There is plenty of info around on setting your 3d voltages, Chozart made a faq you should read Here
i read that helpfull thread and did those steps to set it up.

usually when i try the find max mem or core speed my card goes up really high then after 4-5min it gets so hot that my computer auto restarts...
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The only solution would be to turn your vga fan up to "hair dryer" speed.

If you haven't already reseated the vga fan, try that with some new as5 or ac
    
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