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Ok, pretty strange. I just got the card and was aware of heat issues so I expected what everyone else reported, 90+ c.

Well, I (mind you this is using CCC not ati tool) oc'd the card and it went smooth up to 858mhz on the gpu and 1150mhz on the mem. The thing is that it is only at 69-70c. Idle isn't bad either at 40c.

What gives here? Should temps be at this level? Do I have more room to push this thing through ati tool or are the above referenced #'s on par?

Something that is perplexing though is that I can't start 3dmark06. I am using winxp 32bit version. Thanks.

EDIT: This is on air mind you with no aftermarket cooling. Just the fans in my nine hundred.
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Ok, pretty strange. I just got the card and was aware of heat issues so I expected what everyone else reported, 90+ c.

Well, I (mind you this is using CCC not ati tool) oc'd the card and it went smooth up to 858mhz on the gpu and 1150mhz on the mem. The thing is that it is only at 69-70c. Idle isn't bad either at 40c.
Keep us informed as you continue! I'm planning on buying 1 of these this weekend, but most likely going to resell it.
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I just bought one (dang good deal too) and am getting it soon, so I can let you know then.
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I just bought one (dang good deal too) and am getting it soon, so I can let you know then.
I saw in another thread. 415? I think it was. Great deal.

EDIT: Ok, 3dmark06 won't work at all. But, FEAR at high/high = min 85fps and max of 581fps. FEAR on maximum/maximum = min 53fpsand max of 315fps. This is at 1920 x 1200 resi and temps didn't go above 62c with oc from first post. I never had an 8800 but I'm pretty impressed with this card.
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How do I get 3Dmark to work with the HD 2900XT?
Go to the c:\\windows\\system32\\futuremark\\msc directory and rename or delete the file "direcpll.dll" if you install another 3Dmark like 03 or 05 you will have to do this again.
http://www.overclock.net/ati/201214-...fo-thread.html
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I saw in another thread. 415? I think it was. Great deal.

EDIT: Ok, 3dmark06 won't work at all. But, FEAR at high/high = min 85fps and max of 581fps. FEAR on maximum/maximum = min 53fpsand max of 315fps. This is at 1920 x 1200 resi and temps didn't go above 62c with oc from first post. I never had an 8800 but I'm pretty impressed with this card.
wow those new drivers really did make a huge differece... do you have CS:S, if so run the video stress test and tell us what you get. amazing card. the above guide should be exactly what you are looking for
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Pretty cool, just pulled 10970marks off of 3dmark06.

Kevg73: I have css somewhere but not sure where right now. I'll let you know if I come across it.
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Ha! I inadvertantly reset my settings to stock before running 3dmark06 so my earlier post was wrong. 10970 was stock (740/1000). Right now (still using ccc not ati tool - planning on going there soon though) I'm at: GPU 853mhz and Mem 1145mhz. Score is now much more attractive at.....11,895 I have to be able to do 12k.

EDIT: Card still hasn't gone over 70c, where is all the heat all were complaining aobut? Was this corrected with the driver update? If so, how does that work?
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OC your CPU...you'll break 12k, np..
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that is truely amazing really, remember, new revisions are released in series(ie. rev20 cards released all at once together quietly into the market), so sometimes u get the old worst ones, or the new good/bad ones. its just like cpus with their new steppings. watch, the hd 2600xt is gonna kick ass after a couple of revisions.
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