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post #11 of 35
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:"I've got mine stable @ 570 core and "


i just dont understand why i cant get mine past 500 core... its definatly cooled properly...
post #12 of 35
Feel the Heatsink, is it hot or cool to the touch?

Also, you may just have a bad OC'er.

A picture of your current set-up would be nice so we can see if their is air-flow problems.
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post #13 of 35
Temps aren't the only thing that hold OCing back. If it was, then people who run phase or liquid nitrogen or dry ice would be able to get their chips to 21903847249857342908GHz. If the chip's limit is xMHz, then it's not gonna be able to go higher than xMHz.
post #14 of 35
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anyone have any overclock speeds for the 7300 gt geforce? I just want to know and be sure i did the best job possible of overclocking my card to its maximum ability. If so there isnt much else i can do... if not...
post #15 of 35
ddr2 or ddr3 version?
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post #16 of 35
System Specs

I don't have any advice, except that you should lower the memory back to stock mhz temporarily to eliminate that as a cause.
     
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post #17 of 35
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so put memory back to stock and just see how high i can go with the core?

Also the ram is DDR2 667 1 gig.
post #18 of 35
also dont forget, each piece of equipment responds totally different to ocing, for example, you could buy two of any video card from the same batch made on the same day made by the same machine by the same person, and one might oc like a champ and the other might not even be able to be raised by 1 megahert, i have seen it in the forums before someone couldnt get thier video card up by 1
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post #19 of 35
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so what your saying is that heat is only a factor in card's ability to overclock. Wheather it is hot or cold is secondary to if the exact chip can overclock in the first place on almost a random basis. If it can have high overclocking potential then heat would only hinder its potential. Cool or hot, my card is just bonned out of the package basically?
post #20 of 35
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this leads me to next ask if all cards are built almost exactly identical, then why would they vary so vastly in their ability to overclock? The manufacturing process has to be virtually the same, same material, same blueprinting, same everything...


It just seems like a technical way of basically saying "i have no idea why your card wont go higher, when indeed it can, and I'm just not seeing it, or explaining it well enough.
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