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Can someone please advise me about how the different clocks will affect my gaming? Core, mem, shader..
Also, how should I go about OC'ing? Is there a method I should use? I have RivaTuner installed, and ATI Tool also.

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Core will make the biggest impact. Shader will overclock automatically with rivatuner with the core, so you shouldn't really need to worry about that. Memory would be the last thing to worry about because it really doesn't make a big diff.

OC the core first, when you find the max then move onto the memory, you could also manually adjust the shader clock but its really not worth it IMHO.
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Use riva tuner and first turn up your fan speeds. Leave the shader clock locked to the core clock. Up the core by 5 until instability or bad tempuratures occour. Same with memory. I got my core to 715 with the shaders at like 1748mhz
    
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post #5 of 19
Just start with the Core first. I suggest using RivaTuner. Then keep going until you get artifacts. Do the same with Memory. Shader should be oc'd like what Murlock said, with the Core.
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So how long do I need to test with ATI Tool's artifact scanner once Ive got a good OC? And I can't harm the card by doing this, unless I do a voltage mod?
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Originally Posted by Gauvenator View Post
So how long do I need to test with ATI Tool's artifact scanner once Ive got a good OC? And I can't harm the card by doing this, unless I do a voltage mod?
Correct.
I do an hour but that's probably overkill:

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...Benchmark6.jpg
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For final testing I would do 4 hours, just because recently I saw a card that didn't artifact until 3 1/3.
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For final testing I would do 4 hours, just because recently I saw a card that didn't artifact until 3 1/3.
Interesting. Perhaps I should test for as long as I'm ever going to play a video game for in one sitting?
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