Hi guys. My recent oc'ing, which I so happily declared successful (@ 3.51) probably indeed WAS successful. Only problem was that my gtx280 somehow didnt like running vantage at all. Overheating gpu was the last thing I thought about, amongst all the volts and terms I never heard before, but I gradually found out that this instability in vantage was due to ram and the gtx280 in "warm" companionship. Oh well, I kind of like it here on 3.4 too. Lover nb volts and generally comfortable enough for gaming though. My dominators still doesnt like higher fsb's though, so I have to downclock a bit to get it running at 400fsb. Damned you corsair. You had to choose THIS card to be difficult with.
Anyways, probably a stoopid question, but does raising fsb's also affect the speed at which the pci-e gtx280 communicate with other components? Is it possible that this process could have somehow raised the card temps a bit, if you look beside neighbouring components? I actually think I had some throttling even before oc'ing, but I feel it was somehow less "fatal" to stability.
Finally I can actually get Crysis Warhead playable at 1680x1050, with 4xaa and most relevant settings at ultra.
(also got 13.300 in vantage performance and 8450 in high). Much higher than before the oc. Thanks once more for the help I got here.