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ATITool Problems (WinXP, X300)

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I've been trying to overclock my X300 on another PC, and it works well enough, until I try to deal with memory. I got very near 500 on my core speed, but set it back to default before testing with memory. Now throughout this, I was monitoring the temperature, and I noticed absolutely no rise in temperature; despite this, raising it above 550 or so instantly crashed my computer, as did raising my memory very high. Letting my memory run, it got to a good 300 mhz (Or whatever the unit of measure is, xD), but suddenly practically the entire cube went yellow, and it got artifacts every second. During this, I checked the temperatures, still fine and dandy, and it constantly dropped. It was around 50 and dropping when I aborted. This happened to me twice, once when I had lowered the core below default, and one when I had it set at default. Also, during these, as the cube spun in the heat-up phase, there were parts that were blurry/fuzzy, and even sometimes the fuzz was missing in spots, but it detected no artifacts until much later. Afterwards when I found a more stable 246 Mhz, it started happening majorly when I was just watching the cube spin. I clicked detect artifacts, and the entire screen went yellow again, but it didn't detect any artifacts (or that timer between errors never reset, anyway).

At any rate, I'd really like to find out my real memory and/or core maximums, but I fear leaving it on overnight because it may go over whatever it was and cause a computer lock up, and without me there to force a shutdown, it may not be healthy ... or it may drop me down to 0 memory, and again, that might not be healthy. Thoughts?

(Oh, and I'd like to take this time to apologize for making 4 topics the night I joined, in the middle of the night/morning for me xD, but I'm a curious fellow, and I have my problems.)
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stock cooler?

the ram may have been over heating
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Aye, it might have (though I touched it for a temp test too =P, it never went above 74 F with my reader), but that doesn't explain why it didn't detect those artifacts sooner, or why it suddenly started constantly detecting them ... or does it? I'll try significantly longer hetaup phases and give it another shot.

Oh, and if it's overheating, is it locking up because it's shutting itself down? Is it dangerous to try to test it more?

Also, I've got so many fans, I was hoping that would work, but I need something more, eh? I think I'll install some RAM sinks later.
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