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Can't overclock my inno3d 8600GT card

post #1 of 30
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I've tried ntune, atitool, rivatuner and nothing will even prompt me with a test button or nothing. I'm running Vista aswell. This is really frustrating as I've tried everything that I've read from forums all over the net but nothing works. When I download ntune I don't even get the option in the control pannel to overclock anything. Now the control panel crashes and won't do anything when I load it.

Help me pros!!
post #2 of 30
clean up drivers, install the ones from omegadrivers.net since they've fixed a lot of bugs that the native nvidia drivers have.
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ok thx. After that it's ok to DL nTune or ATITool?
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try them and post what's what.
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Well I installed the new drivers as you said but atitool won't keep the settings when I hit set clock. It seems that none of the overclocking software allows me to actually make a change.
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It seems that Vista won't allow the card to be overclocked. When I install nTune the performance tab doesn't even install. None of the programs out there will allow me to do it.
Riva tuner doesn't give me the ability to even test the settings that I choose.

Is it a problem with the drivers or is Vista locking my system so that I can't change it. The computer that I have is made by HP. Maybe it's a manufacturer thing?

Please give me a hand with this someone.
post #7 of 30
You right. If you're running vista, the only way to overclock your card would be to BIOS flash it.
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Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post
You right. If you're running vista, the only way to overclock your card would be to BIOS flash it.
What?!!!
Download EVGA Precision (can be used o any card), It works great on Vista. Also only use ATITool for the artifact scanner, if you see any yellow dots on the ATITool scan window back down the clocks a bit as you have reached your maximum.
post #9 of 30
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I tried ATITool and it doesn't keep any of the settings that I pick for it... Maybe I'm using it wrong.
post #10 of 30
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I tried ATITool and it doesn't keep any of the settings that I pick for it... Maybe I'm using it wrong.
No dude, you don't want to be using ATI Tool to set your overclock. Use the LATEST version of RivaTuner (google is your friend) to set your overclock, then use ATI Tool to scan for artifacts ONLY. Run the artifact scanner for AT LEAST 30 minutes (I usually do this for 2 hours), and then you're good to go .
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