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post #1 of 6
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Okay, I have two nVidia 8600 GTs in my computer right now. I was happily playing Crysis and eating chocolate chip cookies when it occurred to me that I can run ATI Tool to make them faster, and run Crysis better. So I go and download it, and start checking for artifacts and crap like that. It runs for like, 10 minutes with no error. So I get excited and decide to push the "Find Max Clock" button.

It starts chugging away, increasing bit by bit. It started at like 540 and kept going. According to ATI Tool, my temps stayed at 62 C for the whole time. Yeah right.

Anyway, it starts climbing to 700Mhz, and I get worried. I'm not sure if the cards can handle this, and the computer isn't showing an increase in temp or making any extra noise. I can't even hear fans picking up speed. When it hits about 825Mhz, crap hits the fan. My right monitor goes NUTS. It starts flickering rainbows at me and becoming all fuzzy. I laugh for a bit, but then I can't get ATI Tool to respond. So I start clicking here and there, and summon the task manager, then ATI Tool unfreezes and I click Abort. This doesn't do ANYTHING. So, frustrated, I reboot my computer.

Windows boots back up just fine, but as soon as I log in, the Windows Error noise beeps at me. Once a second. Continuously. It's still going as I'm typing this. Everything is running just fine, and I can't figure out what is wrong.

Help!!
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post #2 of 6
I believe.. You've found the max, lol..

BTW ATITool will continue to increase and fix the max even after a failed OC and it crashes.. I believe I did that once and got into a bad loop but after 2-4 failed increases and crashes it stopped trying to fix the max.

Go into safe mode, disable ATITool from startup and boot normally and see if it doesn't come back. If not Safe Mode, run ATITool and reset it back to default clocks, reboot.
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I ran a system restore when it started making the noise to yesterday, and now ATI tool isn't even on my computer but it's still making the noise.

I also pulled the battery from the motherboard and put it back in, so my BIOS is refreshed.
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bump, any ideas would be great. I'm planning on installing these cards into new computers today and putting a brand new card into my computer. Does the overclock follow the cards or does it stay with the board? Also, I'm probably going to install vista again.

Will all that fix my error?
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post #5 of 6
I don't know for sure, but I'd expect the overclock to stay with the cards
Is there a CMOS reset equivalent on the card itself? Otherwise, you'll have to hope you can get it stable enough to clock down again. Maybe try RivaTune if ATItool freaks out?
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post #6 of 6
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If the overclock follows the cards then I will definitely try ATI Tool and RivaTune again to get my clocks back to normal. If it doesn't, then I'll just install Vista and be done with it. I'm gonna install vista anyway but I want my cards to be in perfect working order before I give them to my dad and brother.
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