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I ran nvidias thingy to detect optimal frequencies in my card and the result is a staggering 527 in core!!!!!!Stock is 400.
Is this even possible?
In a passivly cooled card?
post #2 of 15
No, mine does the same thing and it sets it WAY to high and then theres tons of artifacts in games. I usually stop it half way on the automatic test. Or see what other people are running on that card. I set my 7800 to around 507.
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I ran nvidias thingy to detect optimal frequencies in my card and the result is a staggering 527 in core!!!!!!Stock is 400.
Is this even possible?
In a passivly cooled card?
I'd place my bet on flat 500MHz on your core and try it out with ati tool. Then I'd try some games. That's free performance for you, chap. Just shave 27MHz off the max OC by that detection and most probably you'd be safe. That's 27MHz on the way of prudence but its also 100MHz gained from stock.
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I think a 100mhz overclock on my card would fry it......
If i get a better cooler the chances of him frying are less?
The gpu is at 50º right now.
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Just manually overclock... don't ever ever ever bother with any auto overclocking software. Always safer and almost always better results.
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One thing I used to do was run a game, minimize it, then hit auto detect. Those settings are more likely to be what you'd get by manually overclocking. If you hit auto detect while your computer's idle it'll probably give you some wacky clock speed like you're seeing.
    
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Also, which drivers are you using?
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Yeah , but what about the friyng chances?
I'll be keeping this card until mid-range DX10 cards come out, and i don't wanna fry it because then ill be probably selling it.
Edit: I'm using 93's official nvidia drivers, and my dad doesn't let me use tweaked drivers.
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Yeah , but what about the friyng chances?
I'll be keeping this card until mid-range DX10 cards come out, and i don't wanna fry it because then ill be probably selling it.
As long as you don't go above 90C on that card, you're fine.
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Yeah , but what about the friyng chances?
You're not gonna fry anything because you didn't increase your voltages. The only thing that'll happen is you'll be unstable. Keep an eye on your temps though. Remember that GPUs can take more heat than a CPU, like 70C+ is still ok.
    
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