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When i overclock my video card, wether mem or core. the fps goes down in full window apps like games.but in non full screan benchmark and atitool the fps goes up. any advice?
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means your overclock is unstable try lowering it by 5mhz
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allright well it turned out to be the drivers,after a through cleaning and reinstallation OC seems to be working right, thu i do have this problem. riva tuner only lets me overclock till 1015 (stock 675) core and i want to be able to overclock it more becuase it seems to be 100000% stable and temps are below 55c.any suggestions?
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post #4 of 11
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allright well it turned out to be the drivers,after a through cleaning and reinstallation OC seems to be working right, thu i do have this problem. riva tuner only lets me overclock till 1015 (stock 675) core and i want to be able to overclock it more becuase it seems to be 100000% stable and temps are below 55c.any suggestions?
you did hit the 'apply' button after moving the overclock slider right?

1015 seems insane. make sure to verify with gpu-z to make sure there isn't a software error. if you want a higher OC, try using ATI tool to do it. I believe once you it the max it'll just adjust the sliders so you can go higher.
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Your card might be hitting a voltage wall. Theres only so much you can do to your card at stock before you outrun the amount of power that the card needs to increase the clocks any further.

So a little volt modding might be in your future. Maybe. I don't know the specs on the 9600's enough to really be able to tell you.


And with your CPU, you will be bottlenecking you GPU soon, if not already.
    
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Zaid, how do you test for OC stability?
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He probably does ATI tool.

Lol, I test stability by letting it run (or more likely try to run) 3dmark06. Not a very foolproof way.
    
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Zaid, how do you test for OC stability?
1.i downloaded some Video card stress tester that renders a globe
2.playing cod4 and measuring the max fps i get by going to some random qurner.

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1015 seems insane. make sure to verify with gpu-z to make sure there isn't a software error.
not a software error at all, have checked qith gpu-z,but i also heard soemthing about the pci-e bus for this video card being werid, well i have mine clocked at 3Ghz (or 120) and if i dont do that the vid card locks up at 820+.
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post #9 of 11
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Your card might be hitting a voltage wall. Theres only so much you can do to your card at stock before you outrun the amount of power that the card needs to increase the clocks any further.

So a little volt modding might be in your future. Maybe. I don't know the specs on the 9600's enough to really be able to tell you.


And with your CPU, you will be bottlenecking you GPU soon, if not already.
well how fast of a cpu do i need to keep up with the gpu demand?am not excatly sure what the bottle neck refers 2, but am allmost postive its the core clock of the cpu, in that case mine is set at 2.88,going to get it 3.1 in a few days when i get some cooling .


EDIT:didnt mean to double post.
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Download ATItool, and test for artifacts for 10 minutes, if there are no artifacts, it's stable.
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