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I've been trying to overclock my 7600GT and for some reason, with both coolbits and rivatuner, I'm not able to achieve speeds close to what other people/sites report. This is my first time overclocking anything and I'm not quite sure what's wrong.

My Memory clock doesn't even go above about 750-760 Mhz before it says that the internal test failed.

My driver version is 8.4.2.1 and my bios version is 5.73.22.15.01.
I'm running an AMD Athlon 3800+ with 200gb hd and 1gb of ram.

Any help is appreciated.
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same card, and I may get boo'd for this, but have you tried systool?
    
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Originally Posted by jcbzhnsr1
same card, and I may get boo'd for this, but have you tried systool?
Your avatar makes me want to cry

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What are your temps?
    
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You should download the 9.1.4.7 drivers because thoose ones i had trouble overclocking with to. http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_91.47.html
    
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Yeah, I tried with those drivers also, but I still had no success in overclocking above 750 Mhz.

My temp is only 50 C
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Originally Posted by jcbzhnsr1
same card, and I may get boo'd for this, but have you tried systool?
what would I need to do with that?
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post #7 of 14
well i guess you got an unlucky card cause i get around 860 without v-mod
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Yea, both of mine are running at 610/820. Must be a bum card.
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so is there anything that I can do?
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Quote:
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Yea, both of mine are running at 610/820. Must be a bum card.
What makes a card "Bum"? I'm not being "smart", I really would like to know. Isn't there anything that can be done? Is there a "CMOS-like" reset, or a utility or something that can "Flush" the settigs? Or is is purely physical?

I guess I got lucky too. When I was using my 7600GT as my primary I ran it at 626/850 w/o a volt-mod.
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