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Ive got a couple questions regarding my 8800 gtx real quick. First off, my friend came over to my house and overclocked it for me, and it is currently at 630/1593/999. I was wondering whether it is worth trying to overclock it more. If so, is there any limits that i should be aware of, or should i just overclock until right before it artifacts in ati tool. Secondly, what should i limit it to in regards to temperature when running ati tool. What is the threshold?

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overclocking will show some improvement and you should be able to go higher than that, just check the temps and stuff can you post stock clocks?
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Well the GPU itself is supposed to be safe up to 110c. But i would never let it get above 100c.

I'm having some trouble too. I'm actually getting around about the same clocks as you exept for the 620 core I have. I don't have enough amps on the 12v rail on my PSU though so that's why I cant get further.
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alright, im gonna try pushing it a little higher. btw another quick question. How long should ati tool scan for artifacts before i know that it is stable. and how long does it need to run until i find out my max temp?
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like 30 mins atleast, try not to past 85C on temps
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really for 30 mins!?!?!? my friend who is pretty good with computers said i only need to run it for 2 mins?
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really for 30 mins!?!?!? my friend who is pretty good with computers said i only need to run it for 2 mins?
2 minutes?! That is too fast. That's like taking a shower for 5 seconds.

I recommend,

-15 minutes for a quick scan
-3 to 4 hours for a full scan

My video card is on the edge of having a artifact, but since there are none with hours of scanning, it has been doing fine.

Once, I scanned for our 2 hours and 30 minutes, my card started to show artifacts.

Your decision though. Whatever you're most comfortable with.
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