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Yellow dots ATItool Scan?

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I've been overclocking my Evga 8800GTX, got it up to 625/1000 no problem, scanned for 10min no artifacts.

But when I push the core past 650 or mem past 1025, I get little yellow dots sporadically appearing on the fuzzy cube..... but no artifacts are "found" and the timer keeps going "without error".

I'm assuming these little yellow dots are artifacts, but why don't they show up as errors in the scan? Can anyone elaborate on this?
    
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post #2 of 6
Artifacts. Lower your clocks till it is stable without yellow dots.
post #3 of 6
Because (depending on the core it doesn't always call them artifacts).

For instance Before enabling the older core option in ATI tool the cube was half yellow with artifacts and it said no error
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Those are artifacts...just ones that are visible to ATITool, but won't be visible under most circumstances in games/benchmarking/etc.

Don't use it as a 24/7 clock, but it's fine for benchmark runs.
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Okay, well that's kind of lame.... I thought I'd get higher clocks.. My load temp doesn't even break 50C at 10min of artifact scanning. 625/1000 isn't bad I guess but I was just hoping for more.

Thanks for the info, maybe I'll squeeze a little more out of it without artifacts.
    
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Intel Q6600 G0 @ 3.6GHz (lapped) EVGA 780i SLI FTW @ 1600MHz FSB 2 x EVGA 8800GTX 768MB (SLI) @ 625/1500/2000MHz 2x2GB G.Skill PC2-8000 PQ @ 800MHz (linked to FSB) 
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i would recommend a nice zalman gpu cooler...best investment i made!
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