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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.

With the stock cooler it used to go all the way to 70*C. Water shaved off a good 25*C on average (I haven't seen it brake 42*C even after 2 hours in ATITool). But as I said, I can't push my overclock any higher than 650/815, and even then it's not totally stable (ATITool freezes my PC at times) so I have it at 600/800; I'm sure if I did a voltmod I could push it more, but I don't do those kind of modifications (goes against my particular branch of overclocking).
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then your gs must have had a better cooler on it than mine. maybe i'll just upgrade my vga cooler
 
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hey guys thanks for all your replies.
i got rivatuner but then i decided to go for atitool cause ive used that before. i like the 3d game detection. i just decided to keep my clocks @ 490/720. i basically just took what ntune said and decreased it by 12.5% (lol i dunno i just picked that number) to be safe. i dont really NEED to overclock my card @ this point but i want the extra oomph. are those speeds fairly safe? ty guys

BTW y doesnt ATI detect 3d? boo
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Stock speeds for a 7900GS is 500/660, unless you're overclocking the 2D clocks (450/660 stock). Not a good idea to OC those since it can bring unnecessary stability. Forget about ntune and use ATITool; run it and find the max clocks for the core and memory and then scan for artifacts for about an hour.
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Stock speeds for a 7900GS is 500/660, unless you're overclocking the 2D clocks (450/660 stock). Not a good idea to OC those since it can bring unnecessary stability. Forget about ntune and use ATITool; run it and find the max clocks for the core and memory and then scan for artifacts for about an hour.
err i guess im overclocking the wrong thing then cause on ntune and rivatuner and atitools it automatically says 450/660? what do you mean unnecessary stability? you mean instability? also, atitools has never detected an artifact whenever i use it...i always have to watch it and stop it when i see it with my own eyes.....so whats up
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Unnecessary instability... typo. Anyways, the stock ****s are 450/660, just got confused because mine in pre-overclocked. Make sure you are using the 0.26 version of ATITool (latest version that now supports nvidia cards); it should give you a bunch of bars to overclock (2D, low power 3D, and 3D); the only one you should overclock is the 3D clock (my benchmark scores decreased when I tried to OC my 2D clocks).
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i got the newest....if i use "find max..." will it automatically do the 3D clock....btw it never automatically detects artifacts even if i visually see them myself. o ya and it doesnt detect my 3d programs to load my oced profile.....what could be the problem with that? ty sry for all the ?s
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The 3D detection thing doesn't really work; just load the profile yourself. When you hit the "Find Max" buttons ATITool starts to overclock your card little by little (you can set the interval yourself by going into settings) while going through a "heating up" phase every now and then to test for stability. It keeps doing that until it detects artifacts, and then it starts to downclock until no artifacts are found. Make sure you have stuff like AA off because that can fool ATITool into detecting artifacts.
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lol dude you always seem to ignore some little facets of my posts.np thou..but ya in my experience of atitool it never detects artifacts just keeps going and going until i stop it, doesnt beep, nothing....
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So it goes indefinitely when scanning? How far does it go (clocks)?
Click on the "Settings" button in ATITool and select "Artifact Scanning" from the drop down menu; make sure "Beep on Artifact" is checked. Also, when it finds artifacts the timer resets (when scanning for artifacts) and/or flashes an error message really quick (you can still see it) in the cube area.
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