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8800GTX memory not stable clocked at 1000mhz

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I currently have my 8800GTX memory clocked at 977mhz (1944mhz effective), if I push it any higher then that its not stable. I need opinions on what to do, my card runs at around 55c idle, and 75c at load which seems to be acceptable from what I've read.

My options and thoughts.

1. Live with it, overclocking memory isn't a big deal.
2. Re-seat the heatsink, might not be on right.
3. Buy a third party cooler to cool it even more
4. RMA the 8800GTX, it might be defective though it does run fine at stock speeds and overclocked up to 621mhz/1944mhz/1458mhz.
post #2 of 5
1. Live with it, overclocking memory isn't a big deal.
 
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It makes almost no difference... honestly. You're better off to try to bump the core/sharder to see more performance gains.
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Thanks for the responses. Leaving things as is would be less hassle thats for sure.
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You could always do a volt mod. But memory clock does next to nothing anyways.
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