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Can you guys tell me what your overclocks are for your 9600GT? I'm new to the 9-series and would like an example of how far they go before I start overclocking my friend's 9600GT.

I know I could just start off small, but I'm would like to know when too much is too much. Not trying to push this to the last 0.1MHz.
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post #2 of 14
As far as to much without a vmod you will get so many artifacts you will have to declock it. The 9600 has potential and depending on cooling unit installed it will vary. Keep the temps down under 80-90c to prevent throttling and too much shader clock will give you instability fast.

Just try one thing at a time and if you are not volt modding you should be able to push it as far as the card will go.

I am kinda curious about this and want to know some benches as well.

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funny I was thinking of making a topic about this in the morning

mine is at 730/1825 and 1070 for mem but I have not tried unlinking the shaders...
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80-90c? Are you kidding me?

These cards have a smaller die than the 8xxx series, 80-90c would kill them. Mine only runs at 52c load fully oc'd
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post #5 of 14
775/1900/950

Only 950 on ram because nothing higher really give me any results.

3Dmark06 13,117 @ 1024 x 768 (monitor does go any higher)
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=5949769

Can push push core to about 785-790 without artifacts, but it freezes and is unstable.

Max temps are 55c after running crysis on high settings for two hours, with fan at 60%.

This card just doesn't get hot unless you leave the fan at default which is 35% Then it only gets to around 65c. Might be warmer in cases with minimal airflow.
    
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post #6 of 14
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Thanks guys.

Here's an update for you.

I manage to get the 9600GT to 770/1827/1015. It idled at 40C and loaded at 61C during a 15 minutes scan for artifacts run.

9600GT OC 3DMark06 - 12,365
8800GTS OC 3DMark06 - 13,518

9600GT (stock) 3DMark06 - 10,214
8800GTS (stock) 3DMark06 - 9,483

Even though the 9600GT beated my card at stock speed, my overclocked 8800GTS 640MB (G80) was still able to beat it when overclocked.
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post #7 of 14
What's its stock clock?
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post #8 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Liability View Post
What's its stock clock?
For the 9600GT?

650/1625/900
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post #9 of 14
That score seems a bit low then... I gained 2782 from my OC and you only got 2151... 20mhz on the core shouldn't create that much of a difference.

Latest drivers and everything?

Edit: Maybe the shader clock? Still seems low to me though :| If you have them linked, it should be at 1925.
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post #10 of 14
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That score seems a bit low then... I gained 2782 from my OC and you only got 2151... 20mhz on the core shouldn't create that much of a difference.

Latest drivers and everything?

Edit: Maybe the shader clock? Still seems low to me though :| If you have them linked, it should be at 1925.
I don't know.

But yesterday, I did notice this small stain on the PCI-E connector part. Take a look.



Is there a possible chance that this may effect the card?
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