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Today I've completed my first build where I've dabbled in overclocking (spec is in my signature).

Luckily there's been no flames or burning of any sort so far... fingers crossed.

I'm running a Q6600, overclocked to 3.5GHz on air :
http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=362713

I've also dabbled in memory overclocking to bring the speed from 1333MHz to 1600MHz, and my system is running Vista64 stable.

The only problem I am having is an issue with my graphics drivers. I'm running an ASUS Top Level 9800GX2 on it's stock overclocked speeds shown here : http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/wbn8c/ Drivers are v 173.67 for Vista64.

Is there are more stable set of drivers available, or are there any tweaks I can run on my motherboard to make the card and drivers more stable?

I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to overclocking, so any help is appreciated.
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What issues are you having exactly? Is it locking up, with the sound in a loop? Are you seeing artifacts?
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What issues are you having exactly? Is it locking up, with the sound in a loop? Are you seeing artifacts?
It's locking up with the sound in a loop, CTRL+ALT+DEL takes me back to the vista task manager, and tells me the display driver has stopped and needed to be restarted. It's also flagging faults up in crysis telling me that the cryengine has stopped responding.

I've tried both the drivers mentioned above, and the new 175 series drivers from nVidia that i'm currently running... Is there a slightly older more stable set out there?
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Today I've completed my first build where I've dabbled in overclocking (spec is in my signature).

Luckily there's been no flames or burning of any sort so far... fingers crossed.

I'm running a Q6600, overclocked to 3.5GHz on air :
http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=362713

I've also dabbled in memory overclocking to bring the speed from 1333MHz to 1600MHz, and my system is running Vista64 stable.

The only problem I am having is an issue with my graphics drivers. I'm running an ASUS Top Level 9800GX2 on it's stock overclocked speeds shown here : http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/wbn8c/ Drivers are v 173.67 for Vista64.

Is there are more stable set of drivers available, or are there any tweaks I can run on my motherboard to make the card and drivers more stable?

I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to overclocking, so any help is appreciated.
    
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Just curious if you had validation to show your clocks thats all ,3.5 ON AIR? looks like your systems maxed with everything , im always sceptical , 2000gb SPINPOINT T166 of H/D/8GB RAM / EXTREME BOARD / TOP OF THE LINE SYSTEM
    
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Absoltely Awsome SYSTEM , didnt mean any offence but theres a huge amt of less than honest people out there
Edited by boonie2 - 5/18/08 at 1:07pm
    
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Try newer 174 or 175 nVidia drivers.
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