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Hi all,

I recently moved to from an ASRock 775Dual-VSTA and an AGP X800Pro to an Asus P5B Deluxe and a PCI-E 7600GT.

I have never owned an Nvidia graphics card before, but for the money, this card had some very good benchmarks, so I got it.

I don't really know how best to o/c it though. By that I mean, what is the best software for the job and what GPU temperature is "safe" for this card.

With an ATi based card, it was a simple matter of using ATi Tool to o/c, test for stability, control fan speed and save and later load profiles. I need some kind of software that'll do all that for me, if anybody knows of some.

ATi Tool 0.26 does support Nvidia GPU overclocking, but I have read that the software doesn't stop o/c'ing when artefacts are produced, so I'm a little concerned about using it atm. I also had the same problem with ATi Tool 0.26, when I used it with my old X800Pro...

Another question I have, is how hot is safe for the GPU on the 7600GT? So far, I have seen it go up to 79°C @ 630MHz (from 560MHz) which is way higher than I'm used to seeing any ATi GPU I've owned.

Also, do I need to "unlock" the Nvidia drivers for o/c'ing at all? I ask because, although I'm not seeing any artefacts at all @ 650MHz, any benchmark I run at that frequency freezes up the whole computer for a few seconds, or minutes... I get this with ATi Tool's artefact scanner or 3D view as well. The PC is totally stable btw, this freezing only occurs when I run a 3D app with the GPU @ 650MHz.

Thanks a lot for your help. I am a total Nvidia noob .

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The thing about Nvidia is that it's max temperature is a bit lower. The 7600 can go around 70C+ safely. Anything above 80 is not to good. I would suggest using the latest nvidia drivers. http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_93.71.html , In the new control panel you can overclock there. Or you can use Riva Tuner. The 7600 is a highly overclockable card. I would suggest pushing the core and mem up 5mhz increments at a time and run the test. If it passes keep pushing. Until you fail the test. Once you fail the test put it back 10 on core and 20-30 on mem clock.
    
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The thing about Nvidia is that it's max temperature is a bit lower. The 7600 can go around 70C+ safely. Anything above 80 is not to good. I would suggest using the latest nvidia drivers. http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_93.71.html , In the new control panel you can overclock there. Or you can use Riva Tuner. The 7600 is a highly overclockable card. I would suggest pushing the core and mem up 5mhz increments at a time and run the test. If it passes keep pushing. Until you fail the test. Once you fail the test put it back 10 on core and 20-30 on mem clock.
Thanks for replying.

I already have the latest Nvidia drivers and I can't find the o/c'ing section in them? I'm pretty sure you're correct about there being an o/c'ing section, but I can't find it .

Also, what does the "Slowdown Threshold" mean? Does it mean how hot the core can get before the heat starts to cause problems? See Below:



Thanks for your help .

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Never mind.... I solved the problems myself . Hmmm, wish I could give myself a REP .

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Lol, imaginary rep for you! Anyways, in case you hadnt figured out, slowdown threshold is the temp at which the card will thermal throttle itself so that it does not over heat. Very much like thermal throttling on CPU's. The 7600 cores are good for temps up to 80, and probably a little higher. Does this mean I would suggest running it at that temp? No. You might consider looking into some aftermarket cooling, ie a VF-900. It would do wonders to lower your temps and lower the noise. Also, a VF-900 would allow you to vmod your 7600... though 650 on the core is really nice on its own!
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Maybe try Coolbits:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/V...Bits-Reg.shtml

I had excellent results on my 7600 and my 7900. If you no likey, wipe and return to ATI Tool.
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Lol, imaginary rep for you! Anyways, in case you hadnt figured out, slowdown threshold is the temp at which the card will thermal throttle itself so that it does not over heat. Very much like thermal throttling on CPU's. The 7600 cores are good for temps up to 80, and probably a little higher. Does this mean I would suggest running it at that temp? No. You might consider looking into some aftermarket cooling, ie a VF-900. It would do wonders to lower your temps and lower the noise. Also, a VF-900 would allow you to vmod your 7600... though 650 on the core is really nice on its own!
Yep, good advice on there. I'll REP you anyway, just for making the effort!

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Maybe try Coolbits:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/V...Bits-Reg.shtml

I had excellent results on my 7600 and my 7900. If you no likey, wipe and return to ATI Tool.
Yep, I found out about coolbits, but thanks for replying anyway .

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ATitool all the way man!
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ATitool all the way man!
i use the same but heard rivas better for clocks
    
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i have the xfx7600. i use the 91.47 drivers . i used coolbits to oc the card , and the ati tool to check for artifacts .
i have a zalman vf900 cooler and as5 thermal paste . the cooler dropped my temps by 8 degrees . you may consider the vf900 . prices have dropped . below is my results .
hope that helps .
good luck
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