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I've tried overclocking this card and it just will not run stable no matter what I set it too. I tried 600/850 and it crashed every few minutes tried lower than that and the same thing! I can only run games on medium or lower with this card and its ridiculous! Someone please tell me whats up here... =/

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ASUS M2N-E Mobo

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AMD 64 X2 5000+ 3.01GHz OC'd

G.Skill DDR2 800 2GHz RAM

EVGA Geforce 8800 GTS 320mb GPU

Resolution 1680x1050 LCD

Oh and another thing I can't even overclock my CPU past 3GHz... It's like my system is REALLY sensitive to overclocking or something... =/
    
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that oc is about right for the cpu as for the gpu have you been checking temps and upping the fan?
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post #3 of 37
Umm its AMD, OCing past 3 is for us Intel owners(those of us without POS mobos).

What games can you only run on medium or lower?

320mb isn't very good for 1680x1050, that might be your problem.

AMD processors aren't the greatest, but it should at least be as fast as mine so I don't think its a cpu bottleneck.

Vista probably has a hand in it.

8800GTS runs hot, since its 90nm, so a 100Mhz OC might be out of the range for stock cooling.
    
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At 1680x1050 320mb is killing you.

EDIT: I need to type faster...
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Hm. I can overclock my 8800GTS 320mb to around 600/900 totally stable (Stock: 512/800) using ATItool's artifact scan for like 30 minutes.

Get ATItool to stresstest and Rivatuner to OC/monitor temps/adjust fan speed.
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post #6 of 37
Fill in your system specs, makes it a bit easier to know what your rig consists of.

As for the gfx card, just oc either the mem or the core one at a time and don't forget about the shaders. Find what your max is on each one.

You are running ATItool and running the artifact scanner after you oc it to check for artifacting and watching the temp right?


EDIT: My 8800GTS320MB did just fine at 1680x1050, so it does hinder a bit but shouldn't make it so medium settings are as high as you can get, except in Crysis.
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Yep I was using both ATITool for stress tests and Rivatuner to OC. It would crash before I could even open ATITool at 600/900! Temp was at 70-74c max load. Games like WIC and Sins of a Solar Empire I can only run at medium all games older than 2006-7 I can run Maxed out. It's just the newer games that I can only run at low-medium. I'll update my rig specs now.
    
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I OC my GTS 320mb to 688/1693/1000 and the only game I play at medium at 1680x1050 is Crysis. Something isn't right. What drivers are you using?
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post #9 of 37
Same here...8800GTS 320 meg...run everything at 1600x1200 with settings on high. COD4, BF2142, etc.

I just added another 8800GTS for SLI but that was for games like WIC and bf2142 when I hit a 48/64 player Titan server.

Not sure if the proc is an issue or not.


@MTBiker...I have the same proc and motherboard as you and I am curious why you can't get above 3.2Ghz stable...I hit 3300 last night with a 1.38 Vcore....(am going to update my CPU-Z tonight) and am thinking of pushing it more...
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post #10 of 37
What 500w psu do you have and how many amps?
Try running your cpu @ 2.8ghz (2.6 is stock) and o'c your gpu and see what happens.
I think your psu might not have enough juice?
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