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Overclocking a 9800GX2 for a total beginner!

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I have just got my new computer, and want to overclock my Asus 9800GX2. I have only attempted overclocking a graphics card once before and used Riva Tuner. Basically i want to know which is the best overclocking software to use, preferably free. And also if anyone else has overclocked a 9800GX2 what is the most stable level they overclocked it to. Specs of rig if needed are q6600 quad core overclocked to 2.76Ghz per core, 8gb DDR2 800, Asus 9800GX2, all in water cooled Kandalf LCS case, thanks in advance guys
    
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Download this...

http://www.evga.com/articles/405.asp

and this...

http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=725


Use ATI tool to test for errors and artifacts. It's a very simple process really, you just overclock it a bit, set it and test with atitool. Test for about 10 mins for any errors or artifacts. If you don't get any, raise your clocks up. repeat.
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Thanks for the advice, will give it a go
    
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When overclocking my 9800gx2 i came to the conclusion that my system was mostly CPU bound. My Q9300 @ 3.0ghz still seems to be responsible when seeing slowdowns while playing Crysis. So i would say try to get that Q6600 to +3.0ghz.
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Originally Posted by gbrilliantq View Post
Download this...

http://www.evga.com/articles/405.asp

and this...

http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=725


Use ATI tool to test for errors and artifacts. It's a very simple process really, you just overclock it a bit, set it and test with atitool. Test for about 10 mins for any errors or artifacts. If you don't get any, raise your clocks up. repeat.
Thank you for these links. Rep+ for that!
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Originally Posted by gbrilliantq View Post
Download this...

http://www.evga.com/articles/405.asp

and this...

http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=725


Use ATI tool to test for errors and artifacts. It's a very simple process really, you just overclock it a bit, set it and test with atitool. Test for about 10 mins for any errors or artifacts. If you don't get any, raise your clocks up. repeat.
I Was just wondering, does the EVGA program require a EVGA card? I have a Geforce 8800GTX. I did not flash the bios or anything (I am still rather noob at overclocking).
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