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Hey guys.....

I got Riva tuner 208 , and when i try OC my card , it tells me "warrning , riva tuner has not been tested with this hardware/driver"...

anyways i carry on and use riva tuner , and well....I can oc my GPU from :

Core clock 675 -> 800
Shader clock 1600 -> 1900
Memory 1100 -> 1125


anyways , if i then run 3d mark , my score stays pretty much the same...????


is it possible that perhaps 3d mark is reading it wrong or something???.....any other way to test? or to make sure I have overclocked my card? (I run ati tool , and if I clock too high , i do get artifacts)

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post #2 of 14
I would guess your clocks havent applied so when 3dmark runs its actually the original clocks.
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hhmmm...i clicked apply 10 times....strange....anyways happy with what im gettin
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er...this might sound crazy...but is my CPU a bottleneck!??!?!.....as my scores dont seem to change much?...i remember that was the case looong time ago with my 6800Ultra and my P4 3ghz?
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post #5 of 14
U answered ur own question, lol rivatuner doesnt support the 9800gtx yet.
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I'm wounding if Riva Tuner is not compatible with the 9800 GTX drivers, or the hardware in general?...
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It might need some registry update in it...idk though...sorry i can't be of more help.
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post #8 of 14
It's not supported, so it's not going to work, or work right.

Also, a Q6600 @ 3.2GHz isn't going to be a bottleneck.
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post #9 of 14
lol a quad at 3.2 is more than enough for a single card pc. no worries about bottleneck
what i would do to that system is get 4gb ram 1066 CL4
thoes rams r bottleneck ... no dual mode and they r 666mhz ... worst combination u can get
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post #10 of 14
hi porky,
i have the same problem with my 9800gtx... it looks like rivatuner doesn't support it yet... i tried ntune and exprttool and it was the same... we have somehow to push the fan speed at 100% to have better OC results...
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