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Hey guys I wanted to try some basic overclocking so i used nTune to "Find Optimal" and it set my Core bus to around 581 and my Memory bus to around 801. I then performed the Nvidia stability test and there was no artifacting. I then used Nvidia Monitor to check my temp and it was around 50-51C, which is what it usually is whenever i check the program. I then rebooted my computer to use 3dmark06 and i got the same score i usually do, which is 4197. i was confused so i went to ntune again and found out that it reset my settings to default. So i found optimal again and used 3dmark06 once more and i could tell my clocks were overclocked because the frames were improved, so futuremark registered my clocks @ 576/801 and i got a score of 5015, a 818 point improvement. Is that good guys? i checked nvidia monitor and my temp was 53-54 decreasing steadily. i then rebooted my computer to see if ntune reset the default clocks and it did. what is up with that? am i supposed to save the settings to a profile or something? cause i just hit "APPLY" thinking it would stay there forever.

SRY for the long post guys. could you tell me whats up plz. thank you.
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Thats Ok however you can do Better. I wouldnt use Ntune personally...Go for Rivatuner here :http://www.guru3d.com/index.php?page=rivatuner
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yea the max ntune lets me overclock is 900/800...but cant it actually be overclocked more?

i dont really NEED to overclock yet i just want to see how much of an improvement i could get. so rivatuner is better? ill try that sometime if every1 says its good.

btw i have a minor video card cooler that came with my system....an "antec spectrum fan card", i guess it helps a little lol.....576/801 wasnt TOO overclocked right? ty
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900/800. I guess that's a typo.
Anyways, Rivatuner or the latest ATITool. My GS goes up to 650/815 with the stock cooler and doesn't go any further even now that it's under water. Right now I have it at 600/800.
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does 900/800 not make sense. pretty sure thats what it says. too high? too low?

core 900 memory 800
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900MHz on the core is a lot. I have seen 800 MAX with voltmods
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He said that is the max that Ntune will let him set he core to. Not that that was what his core was running at.
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k guys ill try rivatuner instead. you guys think it will be ok to just overclock my card to 580/800? it seemed fine before. what other tests should i perform. ty
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Originally Posted by Melcar View Post
900/800. I guess that's a typo.
Anyways, Rivatuner or the latest ATITool. My GS goes up to 650/815 with the stock cooler and doesn't go any further even now that it's under water. Right now I have it at 600/800.
what temp is your card at on load?

when i run atitool's scan for artifacts, my card goes to ~73º after 30 minutes at 580/800. which seems high to me.
 
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AS Stated above at every stage of your overclock test for artifacts.
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