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Safe Clocks for a 8600GT

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Hi, im using an 8600GT ASUS 512MB DDR3 with the "special" gaming series fansink - the gold one. I want to know what clocks i can push it up to.

So far ive got the core clock from 540 to 580 no worries except it goes up to 47degress in 3D mark and i saw a 2 - 3 FPS increase in the first scene where the ship thing opens up and you know the rest.

I got the Memory clock from 1400 to 1436 no worries.

Im just wondering if a can maybe get the core up to 600 and the mem up to 1500?

Cool thanks, aybe i can push it even further... whats the worst that could happen?

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What would be a good program to test it with after i OC? 3D mark 06? Or just play something like crysis?

BTW for OC'ing im using ASUS smart doctor....dont tell me to use nothing else cos i really CBF!!

Thanks..
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AtiTool's arctifact scanner works for nvidia cards too. + it has temp monitor.
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AtiTool's arctifact scanner works for nvidia cards too. + it has temp monitor.
Yep.

I know of no game, benchmark, or utility that will stress a video card more effectively than ATItool. Get the latest version here at OCN's download section.

Personally, I like overclocking with RivaTuner, as you may adjust core, memory, and shader frequencies (unlike ATItool) - among many other advanced options. (Not sure if you're already using Riva.)

Run ATItool after your clocks are set (don't adjust the frequencies in ATItool). Go into options and set artifact detection on "high" (there's a slider). Then go back and run the "fuzzy cube" stress test. It will show your temps and report any artifacts. If you see any, stop the test, as your card is unstable. Run the stress tester for at least 10 minutes, making sure to monitor temps.
    
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+1 for using rivatuner for overclocking, and ati tool for testing. I managed 700 core, 1600 mem and 1650 shaders with the stock xpertvision cooler on my 8600gt.
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