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First attempt at OCing my 8800GTX sucked

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I managed to get 600Mhz on the Core and 2000Mhz on the Mem.

Anything past that and I got artifacting on ATItool


I ran some games like CoD2 and Counter-Strike with this new setup and my system froze on me.

So I have two questions:

1.) *** am I doing wrong?

2.) Is it even worth overclocking an 8800GTX at this point since I already get flawless performance as it is? lol
    
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Well if gaming is flawless, then why shorten the life of your card, make everything hotter, and risk hurting your card to make it go faster?

All of that is worth it if you are a speedaholic like a lot of people here.

I think it would be awesome to have a system running at 5GHz, but I really would have only one or two practical uses for it.

So I say, only overclock if you feel the need to.
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Well if gaming is flawless, then why shorten the life of your card, make everything hotter, and risk hurting your card to make it go faster?

All of that is worth it if you are a speedaholic like a lot of people here.

I think it would be awesome to have a system running at 5GHz, but I really would have only one or two practical uses for it.

So I say, only overclock if you feel the need to.
Agreed. I used to OC my x1900s..but it's stupid to because it's not needed at all. Even more so with your GTX. Overclock for benchies, that's what I do. Otherwise all my stuff is at stock.
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your ambient temps must be high, what kind of airflow do you have in your case?
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Good airflow, Card runs at around 52C idle about 58C load
    
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