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My 7900GS hardly overclocks at all! Its supposed to be a godly overclocking gpu, but even at a 20mhz gpu and ram speed increase it artifacts during tests and crashes

I have a 900W PSU with quad 18A +12 rails

My processor is very oc'ed, so im sure its drawing quite a bit out of the psu, but is that really going to hinder my video ocing that much??

GPU idle @ stock 450/662: 49C

Whats the deal??? Thanks for the help!
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what program are you using?
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Bad overclockers happen, maybe try a different driver.
What kind of load temps do you have?
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I think you probablly just have a bad overclockingone (eg got very unlucky)
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Im using rivatuner, and 94.24 drivers

Hmm, the gpu can be pushed but it doesnt like increases in ram

ill look into this issue further
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Originally Posted by da9pwnsu View Post
Im using rivatuner, and 94.24 drivers

Hmm, the gpu can be pushed but it doesnt like increases in ram

ill look into this issue further
Have you been overclocking them at the same time?

I sugest doing one at a time so that if this happens you can tell which one is at fault
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Im using rivatuner, and 94.24 drivers

Hmm, the gpu can be pushed but it doesnt like increases in ram

ill look into this issue further
Honestly IDK how well PNY cards OC compared to EVGA or XFX.
Don't hear very much about PNY cards.
You might wanna hold your card up to some light and make sure the Ram chips have some thermal goop on them.
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Honestly IDK how well PNY cards OC compared to EVGA or XFX.
Don't hear very much about PNY cards.
You might wanna hold your card up to some light and make sure the Ram chips have some thermal goop on them.
or one of the memory chips could have been not as well made as the others casuing the issues.
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You might wanna hold your card up to some light and make sure the Ram chips have some thermal goop on them.
whaaaaa?? its stock cooling, the chips are bare lol

isnt that uhh how its supposed to be lol
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i did reseat the stock gpu cooler with as5 but whats this about the ram
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