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X1950XT - Why not?

post #1 of 11
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I've been trying to OC my X1950XT for some extra FPS in games like Assasin's Creed and Crysis.
With that said, I can't seem to actually do that... well, not a lot.
I use ATItool, and raise by the smallest amout possible. When I get to 648 Core I hit a brick wall. It starts artifacting.
I, thanks to being a smart person, turned that cube off, and ran 3DMARK06, for 3 times - all good.
The card's temeperature seems to be fine... 73-75 under full load, pretty good for that chip.

So... 3 thigs:
1) Is it safe to use higher OC speeds than ATItool approves? Will it make my card into an expensive paper weight?

2) Is 3DMARK06 a good way to check the stability of the OC?

3) How far can I push it?


Thanks
post #2 of 11
Use ATI Tool artifact scanning for...artifacts then run 3DMark06

I dunno how far you can push it
    
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i would use riva tuner , atitool doesnt work well the 2D/3D clocks
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post #4 of 11
use ati tool for sure. Have you raised the voltage for the card in ati tool yet? Once I raised the volts for mine, I had the 2nd highest clocked x1950xt on overclock.net and that was on air... Not the stock cooler, I used this.
post #5 of 11
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I didn't touch the voltages, and I won't buy a cooler. I just wanna push it a lisstle so it can keep up until I buy a new card.
post #6 of 11
Then up the voltages....... it's free.
post #7 of 11
I used ATi tray tools for my x1950xt, and it worked very well. It allowed me to up the voltages and adjust fan speeds easily, and also has the artifact scanner.
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post #8 of 11
ooh didnt know assasins creed was out yet
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ooh didnt know assasins creed was out yet
The 9th is when it's released in the states, dunno if he got the torrent version.
post #10 of 11
i use ati tool and i got to 722mhz core and 1046mem (2092 effective) load temp is 71c
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