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PNY 8800gt won't handle any overclock?

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i'm a bit angry due to my 8800gt that i just got about a half hour ago absolutely refuses to go above stock clocks. it could be a few things though...

1) I didn't use driver cleaner pro. Should I?

2) Don't know if i have to reinstall rivatuner each time i upgrade..

3) sheer stupidity? (I know for a fact that i plugged a pci-e connector in)

4) I'm using the latest Nvidia official drivers 169.25 (i think)

Any tips or speculation would make my day a LOT better.
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Uninstall the drivers, use Driver Cleaner Pro three times after the restart from uninstall, then reinstall the 169.25's again. Should work just fine after that...the 169.28 beta drivers work well too from what i've seen. Good luck!
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Why does he have to use it 3 times?
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Why does he have to use it 3 times?
because its st. patty's day!
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Why does he have to use it 3 times?
i was about to ask the same question, but it looks like I'M the one with the F'ed up performance. Guess i'll go do whut he said and rep him when it works wonders!
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Keep in mind that my PNY card is not a fantastic overclocker - I got maybe 50 MHz out of the core.
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Quote:
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1) I didn't use driver cleaner pro. Should I?
Should give it a try.


Quote:
Originally Posted by pbpenguins412 View Post
Keep in mind that my PNY card is not a fantastic overclocker - I got maybe 50 MHz out of the core.
True. Before I got my Galaxy, I tried the standard PNY GT. The best I could do was 645/1620/920.
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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
Should give it a try.



True. Before I got my Galaxy, I tried the standard PNY GT. The best I could do was 645/1620/920.



wow.... thats deff a dissapointment.

O well. it's STILL better than any of my other GPU's
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I quite easily got 700 with my Point-of-View card... although aftermarket cooling helps a lot. I thought 700 was quite moderate....
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I quite easily got 700 with my Point-of-View card... although aftermarket cooling helps a lot. I thought 700 was quite moderate....
my room is a fair temp, case is wide open, etc.

might buy a zalman GPU cooler to match my 9500 though

EDIT: driver cleaner is frozen, or is it normally supposed to take 20 min for one reg key?
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