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Originally Posted by Varekai View Post
So if I start to see artifacts then lower the clock speed till they dissappear? I dont want to put too much strain on the card, but I want it faster. I play WoW alot and with this card Im only getting around an average of 48 FPS, sometimes I drop to 30.
See this page for what was happening, I had the same thing and freaked out (on day 1 of my $300 purchase) so did some research... found this

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Why does my display have artifacts all over the screen after running Find Max. Mem?

It doesn’t go away even when lowering clock frequencies! Find Max. keeps going down and down and does not stop.

On many cards, when you set speeds beyond a certain memory frequency something goes wrong with the memory chips/controller and display corruption occurs till the next reboot. Playing with the delays in the settings might help, or use the clock safety feature to limit the memory range ATITool is setting frequencies in.
I didn't have any luck playing with the delays (didn't try very much), so what I did was abort when I saw artifacts on the screen, checked the logs to see where it had started finding artifacts, rebooted, and ran a scan for artifacts. If it worked for 10 mins, I went a little higher, if not, drop it a few. But at lease this helped in finding a starting point using the 'find max' options.
    
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btw my water cooled 8600 GTS are clocked @ 820mhz and the mem @1200mhz

also zalman not expensive if you already have a reserator
my XT was about 370 euro's
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