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The settings:
CPU - E6420 @ 3.4ghz (1.45V)
RAM - 2x1GB Super Talent DDR2 667 @ DDR2 850 4-4-4-12 (2.1V)
Mobo - Asus P5B Deluxe 425FSB
GPU - A $100 eVGA 8600GT (stock 1.32Vgpu and stock 1.80Vmem)

Pencil mod performed.
Thanks Shamino.

Best score:
Max overclock with Vmods (1.65Vgpu and 2.13Vmem) and 158.22 Forceware, 890/950:


3dmark05 Scores-

Stock, 540/700:


Max overclock with no Vmods, 710/825:


Max overclock with Vmods (1.60Vgpu and 2.10Vmem), 870/940:


Max overclock with Vmods (1.60Vgpu and 2.13Vmem) and 158.22 Forceware, 870/950:


3dmark06 Scores-

Stock, 540/700:


Max overclock with no Vmods, 700/825:


Max overclock with 1.60Vgpu mod, 860/825:


And finally my highest score so far....
Max overclock with Vmods (1.60Vgpu and 2.10Vmem), 870/940:


Going to go higher on the Vmem tomorrow, hoping to reach 2k over stock score on 3dmark06 .

Edit: Raised Vmem to 2.13V and almost reached 6.6k: http://service.futuremark.com/orb/re...=0&UID=9715160
Max overclock with Vmods (1.60Vgpu and 2.13Vmem), 870/950:


Edit2: Switched from the drivers that came with 8600GT CD to 158.22, and noticed a huge performance increase !
http://service.futuremark.com/orb/re...=0&UID=9716020
Max overclock with Vmods (1.60Vgpu and 2.13Vmem) and 158.22 Forceware, 870/950:
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post #2 of 93
Nice. I got similar 3DM05 scores with my voltmoded 7900GS (700/800) and similar SM2/HDR scores in 3DM06.
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post #3 of 93
Sweet! I can't wait for my 8600GTS!
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I thought it would do worse. Um... This'll go onto my little brother's build next week, thank you.
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post #5 of 93
This is exactly the reason why I want the 8600GT, very good performancerice ratio...I'll either get this or the 2600XT this summer for my new build
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Wow, that's pretty amazing! Nice work.
    
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post #7 of 93
nice job my buddy is really going to like his
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post #8 of 93
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And btw, this card only cost me $125 after rebate.

I was going to go for a 8600GTS but that was about $50 more, and I'm on a tight budget (my RAM only cost me $57 shipped ) so I'm happy I chose the 8600GT.
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post #9 of 93
Those are similar scores to my X1950XT -- it may be due to the 1ghz gain your processor has on mine (not overclocking at this moment), but it's still something impressive.
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So to hit 6k all I have to do is vmod everything on the card eh? Great stuff, but I'll stick with my 12k un-vmodded 2900XT

Still impressive nonetheless. This is what Overclocking is all about guys.
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