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x1950xt 256MB Overclocking Woe's

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I have a Sappire x1950xt 256MB with a Thermalright heatpipe cooler. I've got some good temps on my card after moddin' my case a little, but now I'm having a weird problem. At one point I was able to run 3dMark '06 @ 675MHz Core, 1008 Mem. I will admit it wasn't always 100% stable, but now I can't seem to get anywhere near the memory speed. What happened. I did reseat the GPU heatsink to help with temps, and while I was at it I replaced the thermal sticky pads that came with the ramsinks with some 'thinner' sticky's that came with some Vantec cooler I had a while back. I thought those thinner thermal pads would work better, but I'm wondering if that's what's holding me back on my mem? Now I can't even reach 930 MHz without the system locking up. Do I possibly need more voltage? Would it help to buy some Switftech ramsinks? Any help would be greatly appreciated...
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WD Raptor 150GB; Seagate ES 320GB Pioneer 18x DVR-212DBK Windows XP Pro SP3 Samsung 19" Wide LCD 
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Over time they degrade so need more voltage I think thats how it works??????
    
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Just a question. how do you change your voltage?
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