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My issue is not artifacting. I can run ATI Tool all day at 700/1700/950. the problem has always been that when playing games i get lock ups at 650/1650/950..
::in a redneck mechanic's voice:: Well there's your problem.

ATI Tool tends to give results that are just completely unreliable. ATI tool says I can run 759/1548/1242....which crashes about 30 seconds into any game. With Furmark I tend to get extremely reliable results, so it's all I'm using now. A more realistic overclock is 702/1458/1188, which I haven't had a single problem with even in Crysis.

But then again some people use the Crysis benchmark in a loop 30 times as a stress test.

Edit: Then again, you already know that Furmark can burn up cards if you don't have good cooling.
Edited by ChickenInferno - 1/7/09 at 9:04pm
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It just depends on the game sometimes. When I was running one 9600GT it didn't maker how much or how little I OCed my card it would crash while playing ETQW. Though, I could play Crysis with 750Mhz core. ETQW would only play at stock. Now that I'm running my 9600GT's in SLi I can OC and play ETQW. Go figure.

Furmark does stress your cards more then ATI tool.

As for testing a 24/7 OC for system wide stability I like running 3Dmark06 looped for 24 hours. It will really heats everything up. You can even go as far as to run Orthos in the background for the 24 hours.
    
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i don't have floppy, how can i do it without it pls help.
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You can use a flash drive or use flashcd and make a bootable cd.

Here is a great post for using flash drive.
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia-driv...ml#post5217493
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It just depends on the game sometimes. When I was running one 9600GT it didn't maker how much or how little I OCed my card it would crash while playing ETQW. Though, I could play Crysis with 750Mhz core. ETQW would only play at stock. Now that I'm running my 9600GT's in SLi I can OC and play ETQW. Go figure.

Furmark does stress your cards more then ATI tool.

As for testing a 24/7 OC for system wide stability I like running 3Dmark06 looped for 24 hours. It will really heats everything up. You can even go as far as to run Orthos in the background for the 24 hours.
I dont use furmark, too many bad reports of fried cards when testing with it.. I personally ran it on my setup once and ended up with a burnt mem module, now Im sure my OC was the main reason it happened, but I would have rather an error or crash than to just keep pushing the card to the point of no return.

I know some games just dont like the OC and others run it fine. basicly I use games to stress anyways cause I dont trust any stability software, its not like cpu stability where the test pushes ur cpu past any point real world use would actually put on it.

Im happy with my current setup, I may try a hard mod with tape if I feel bored one weekend, but I run SLI so I dont have to worry about lack of performance. The bios mod just gave me a pair of PNY 8800GT OC cards now I dont have to have extra software loading at startup...
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Just thought I'd update...

I still was having issues with my cards crashing in-game, so I took all clocks down to stock and started with just core/shader linked. Got upt to 700/1725 but was getting errors in ATI Tool tests so I unlinked and brought the shader down to 1675, no more errors...

ran 3DMark06 with 5 loops each test, Vantage with 3 loops each, and played a bunch of games... :-)

Lookin good... Im not going to mess with my memory as I think it has been holding me back all along....


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You should buy yourself a digital multimeter and see how much you are actually increasing voltage.
    
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You should buy yourself a digital multimeter and see how much you are actually increasing voltage.
I will check it before I do the hard mod...

Bought all the stuff today, just been doing alot of different testing before I finally move ahead so I could see what my max stable clocks are at...


Its strange I can run all day at these but as soon as I add to the mem clock I get lock ups....
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Sweet, your going for the hard mod. I look forward to seeing your results. Hope your PNY's don't have a crazy OVP like mine did. Might want to try just taping the connections first. If etverything works right then pull out the solder.
    
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Sweet, your going for the hard mod. I look forward to seeing your results. Hope your PNY's don't have a crazy OVP like mine did. Might want to try just taping the connections first. If etverything works right then pull out the solder.
Yeah, thats my first option.. Going with the solderless to see what I can get to, then get the solder...

But I may just stick with the solderless if it holds up. I am pretty inventive so I think I can find a way
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