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post #1 of 11
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Ok, does the "Find max core" and "Find max Mem" just run till it's done on it's own? or do i stop it after i see it doesn't change any more?

Also, i'm using ATItool 0.25 beta 16, and there are 3 different temps on it. Anyone know what they mean?

they are shown like this:

[temp1]
[current]
[percentage]--?
[temp2]
[temp3]


Thanks, i know that the "current" is in there, but idk what the other 4 are, Any help is appreciated
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post #2 of 11
Last time I did that with ATI Tool, it ran my memory up to 1300-something and froze my comp, so I just use coolbits from now on.
 
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Well, i'm running it on the core frequency... and it's sticking right at 695.25MHz... it's been there for like a half hour now, so i feel that's where it's going to stay, but idk if i'm supposed to let it go and do what ever it wants to do for the rest of the day, or what....
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post #4 of 11
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well, i stopped find max core and it's running just under 700MHz.... so i feel that's a good oc (100Mhz ) now i'im workin on the memory.... we'll see what happens there(already over 840 )

[edit] sorry about double post
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post #5 of 11
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Update

695.25/846.00

Yay!!!!

Now to Benchmark w/ it
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post #6 of 11
According to their FAQ overnight is ideal but they also said that it depended on the cooling you had and you should monitor temps. I have been told that you shoud run it until you see artifacts and then back it off a little for your optimal overclock. Basically I think it comes down to personal prefence and a oc that you are happy with based on your particular system and cooling.
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In any event, no damage should be done by running the test longer at default settings, even overnight if possible. This will allow the tool to thoroughly diagnose the cards performance and stability and result in more stable overclocks then a shorter test run.
Source: http://www.techpowerup.com/wiki/doku...sked_questions

I am using a different version than yours so I'm not sure what those temps are. I guess that is my incentive to get the new version and poke around and see what I can come up with.

EDIT: Congrats on the oc!! and what cooling are you using for the card?
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post #7 of 11
I ran the Find Max and went to the store for an hour. When I came back it was bouncing between 550 and 545 for 10 mins so I just set it to 540. (240Mhz gain ) I set my memory to 540 as well but I don't know why. Maybe I'll go back and do Find Max on it.
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post #8 of 11
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I ran the Find Max and went to the store for an hour. When I came back it was bouncing between 550 and 545 for 10 mins so I just set it to 540. (240Mhz gain ) I set my memory to 540 as well but I don't know why. Maybe I'll go back and do Find Max on it.
yea, mine had been running for close to an hour and was solid at 695.25, so i figured it was safe to keep it there.

I may go back tonight and run through one of them tonight...

As for cooling: VF900 working well for me. I plan on doing WC here some time.... if not w/ this rig, then w/ my next rig in a couple years
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post #9 of 11
For some reason my card runs REALLY cool not OC'd so when I took it to 540 the stock fan worked fine. I threw some copper heatsinks on it for fun.
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post #10 of 11
I was thinking about the temps question - maybe it it min/max/avg temp of the GPU and percent is the fan speed. Any chance you could post a pic of the temp screen that you were looking at?
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