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Hi OCN,

Merry Christmas....

I got a GTX260 core 216 about a month ago... its never been a great overclocker 685/1770/2340 but i could live with that...

Just recently when playing games my screen would just freeze up(covered in artifacts) and i would loose vidoe output and have to reeboot.

Ive discovered that its my gpu memory overclock thats causing it... it now cant even reach the SSC clocks of 2300MHz... i tried it at 2200MHz and it still crashes... im very unhappy

Has anyone else got bad overclocking memory on there GTX260 core 216 ??? or is it just me
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post #2 of 31
check your temperatures
the threshold temp for gtx 260 is 105c
Edited by nick_vivek - 12/24/08 at 7:01am
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depends on my core oc's but if i keep the core around 700, i can get it up to 1300 stable.
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Well you shouldn't really worry about the memory clock, as the performance increase would be minimal. You should try to concentrate on the core and shaders. Unless overclocking is bad on those too?
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It very well could be your drivers. I have noticed that certain drivers will limit your OC. Besides OCing you GPU shows minimal gains. On my 8800GT with a monster OC that I have, I got max 3fps more. But if you fold, OCing a GPU is beneficial.
    
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Its deffo not a temp problem.... i have the fan set @ 75% and it keeps it below 70*C..

Im using the 180.84 drivers
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It very well could be your drivers. I have noticed that certain drivers will limit your OC. Besides OCing you GPU shows minimal gains. On my 8800GT with a monster OC that I have, I got max 3fps more. But if you fold, OCing a GPU is beneficial.
Really only 3 fps. I get huge gains from my 4850 overclock form 625 - 830.
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post #8 of 31
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Really only 3 fps. I get huge gains from my 4850 overclock form 625 - 830.
Could be more.....depending on the game......But I do bench FC2 at 55fps.
    
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Update...

If i overclock my memory anything over the superclocked 1053MHz standard speed it crashes...

Just my luck

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post #10 of 31
i wouldn't let that worry you mate....these cards come with over 100gb/s bandwidth anyway & perform flawlessly @ stock speed, just concentrate on the core....
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