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post #31 of 40
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Okay. I've been OCing and I started messing with voltage. I just had a scare, where I almost killed my video card, so I'm gonna leave it where I'm at. I think I have more headroom on the core at that voltage, I just don't feel like messing with it anymore, at least tonight.

Here is my current set of overclocks:


675/972. Not very impressive, but, almost XTX speeds.


Here are the v0ltages.
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post #32 of 40
If by almost killing your video card you mean the screen got black and maybe had lines, i've done that at least 50 times and hasn't hurt anything yet.
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On one of the many times that I ran an artifact scan and my GPU locked up, and I restarted, the comp booted to desktop, then 10 seconds into desktopocity, showed me a solid color on each monitor and nothing more. It stopped when I left the gaming rig off for about 30 mins and then restarted. Still scared me.
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post #34 of 40
whoops, relised my post was wrong, i meant to say i use ati tray tools. i have much better luck with ATT.
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post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by CuriouslyHigh View Post
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WHAT?

Is the HIS one THAT MUCH BETTER?

I'm overvolted to hell and back and my memory won't hit 999. My core is at 675, I think I can push it further but I don't wanna. Just had a scare.
For my 1080(mem)/730(core) OC (on a Sapphire Card)

VCore = 1.525
MVDDC= 2.201
MVDDQ= 2.130
VDDCI= 1.500 (i don't remember for sure on this one... it was relatively low though)

The only Voltages i changed were the first two. I know that 1.525 is a little on the high side, but if your card can take it, go for it. With watercooling, i'm still in the mid/low 60's loade at 1.525.

Also, it seemes to me that Artifact scanning doesn't work on ATi Tray Tools right now....
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post #36 of 40
What causes the most issues when overclocking with ATITool is the damn ati2evxx.exe (this is what controls the clock switching). You can disable it, but then ATITool doesn't work (it always reverts to 2D clocks for some reason). ATI Tray Tools disables it by default, but the only reasons I don't use it is because the scanning app. always misses a lot of artifacts (ATITool does too, but it's not as bad) and I think it does not have controls for all the voltages (I think it does not let you change the VDDCI).
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post #37 of 40
From what i read, there's no difference between 2d and 3d clocks except for speed. It's not like different processors are used during that time, so what the article i read told me to do was disable the ati2evxx.exe app from starting up (with some start-run command) and overclock to your 3d clocks (600/900) and go up from there.
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post #38 of 40
Stay away from the VF900cu and the FC-ZV9 (vf900 with faster fan) for the X1950XT. They cannot handle the heat output. Your best bet is the Thermalright HR-03.
 
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post #39 of 40
If you really want a G, just loosen the memory timings on your card. You won't get as much performance as you would if you just straight up made it 1000, but you'll see *some.*
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have you done any benchmarking with it at those clocks
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