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I'm using ATI Tool on my 8800GTX and slowly but surely increasing the Core and Mem clock. How long should I leave it scan for artifacts before I know its safe and I can keep on progressing to find the sweet spot?
    
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use autoclock. 1 hour without artifacts is ok for me...but you may want longer. Leave it on overnight if you really want stable.

If it doesn't detect artifacts the first time you try it....you gotta change the "artifact detection method".

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I usually leave it till the temps seem to stay the same, generally I leave artifact scaning for 2 mins, but the longer you leave it the more the vga will heat up and assimilate the same temps during gameplay.
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Are you talking about the function or is there an actual program called "Auto Clock"?

I'm uncomfortable using "Find max Core" because it just keeps on going lol
    
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Also whats the max temp for a stable 8800GTX OC'd?
    
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I scan for 10 minutes -- I think that's pretty much the consensus of opinion. Of course, the longer you leave it running = the more stable of an overclock.
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Well I told ATITool to find max mem clock and started artifacting at 1020Mhz so thats on hold...seems stable at 1015.

Going to try Core Clock here in a bit
    
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