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Ok so i just got my EVGA 8600 GT i was $35 short of the GTS and had to get something right then and since i wanted DX10 support the 8600 GT was my only option. So far it performs great compared to my 7600 GS 512mb. I'm running CS:S @ 1440x900 with 4xMSAA and High settings without a hitch. However i'm still used to my good ol' 7900 GT i used to have, so i would like to OC this card to reach GTS speeds as the GTS outperformed the 7900 GT on some benchmarks i saw.

What should i use to get started?

Coolbits / Ati Tool / Rivatuner
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Try them all! No I like ATI TOOL but other say either one is great so?
    
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I tried ATI Tool as i love the fact it can scan for artifacts on site but this is what happens...



even when i run as administrator.

please help
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are you using the .27beta atitool i thk thats only one supports vista and you might need to change video drivers some drivers ati tool dont like.
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post #6 of 10
ATItool doesn't work in x64 bit vista yet. (Even .27)

Use RivaTuner.
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when starting atitool it shows the "kernel mode driver does not seem to be runinng. if the tool shows this ... open your device mgr and 'disable' the tool driver then restart then disable & restart again .... then try to start the tool it should work. Do that to get it to work in vista 64bit but i thk you gota do it every reboot. A way i got it to work is i would reinstall atitool after a install it worked fine but after reboot it acted up again.
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post #8 of 10
isn't there a difference in the GT's actual GPU and the GTS'. you might have to match the GTS speeds then go an extra several MHz to compensate.
anyway when I overclock my nVidia card, an old MX400, i use rivatuner(not sure that this is even applicable) and it works rather well.
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ok i had an evga 8600GT SC, the best speed without volt mod i got was 660/1700, with volt mod it toped out at 800/1900 for me, i dont like odd numbers so i got for cloest 10th cause its easier to rembmer for me, but that was the best stable i got mine, what really does help is to bios mod to increase shader clock for 1.11 for normal 8600GT or 1.2 for the SC to 1.56 which is where mine was running, taht sees a boost.
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Originally Posted by shellofinsanity View Post
ok i had an evga 8600GT SC, the best speed without volt mod i got was 660/1700, with volt mod it toped out at 800/1900 for me, i dont like odd numbers so i got for cloest 10th cause its easier to rembmer for me, but that was the best stable i got mine, what really does help is to bios mod to increase shader clock for 1.11 for normal 8600GT or 1.2 for the SC to 1.56 which is where mine was running, taht sees a boost.
I've ran at 700/1800 with no volt modding stably, run 3dmark 06 to test, got a score of 6K which was great with no cpu overclocking.
    
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