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Not at all! Default clocks are 626/1350/1053 (Core/Shader/Memory), and I'm sitting (core and shader linked) at 660/1423/1053. I'm not certain that's stable at all, either, since I made it about 15 minutes in Far Cry 2 at 665 Core...Any suggestions? temps are no greater than 65C fully loaded.
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post #2 of 22
Have you tried testing your configuration on anything other than Far Cry 2? I only ask because it's a pretty buggy game and it would be helpful to rule out that as a source of the problem. How does your card perform with ATITool?
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i have no clue..i was able to overclock mine from 576/999 to 700/1276 stable with the shader at 1509, never went over 60°c on stock cooling
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I also have a very poor overclocking GTX260 Core 216 Superclocked.... It crashes in some games @ almost stock... 650/1400/1053, itr also sometimes downclocks itself during intense games like Crysis Warhead and DiRT

It crashes in Dead Space constantly unless i run it at stock clocks, it also crashes in COD4 quite a lot.. The temps are fine, only goes to about 73*C max with 75% fan. This is what i get when it crashes:



Its stable in ATI Tool when i scan for artifacts but its not stable in games, ive only had it about a month. At first it was fine but this last week its been crashing constantly
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Do NOT use Farcry2 to test your OCs, when using oc software (or in some cases not using anything at all) FC2 messes up your drivers and blurps out when the game crashes that "you have just recovered from (some part of the drivers)." This is not becasue you overclock was unstable, it is just the game itself, not sure if it is beacsue the game does not like to be used when cards are manually overclocked or if its just newer cards, but it is a common problem. Google it.

Also I assume you have EVGA? What utility are you using? You might enjoy using EVGAs own OC program if you are not already.
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I want mine to start crashing at stock clocks so i can RMA it, its not fair how some people can get really high overclocks and some people cant overclock their card at all. Mine was running fine untill about a week ago then it all went down hill:



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wiggy, mate that sucks...
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post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by Burn View Post
Not at all! Default clocks are 626/1350/1053 (Core/Shader/Memory), and I'm sitting (core and shader linked) at 660/1423/1053. I'm not certain that's stable at all, either, since I made it about 15 minutes in Far Cry 2 at 665 Core...Any suggestions? temps are no greater than 65C fully loaded.

Is it the core or shader that's giving you problems?
Unlink them and test each individually.
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wiggy, mate that sucks...
I know, im gutted. Saved up £250 for a GPU and i get the worst overclocking GTX260 ever

Just my luck
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post #10 of 22
what drivers are you using, I had issues with 180.48 giving me driver lockups in FC2 and Crysis, I rolled back to 178.28 and have had no problems since plus I get a better PPD when I fold.
the best I have gotten is 700 core 1458 shaders and 1150 mem as seen in precision tool.
Anyone else noticed that the shaders jump from 1458 to 1509 nothing in between is this a strap issue?
Edited by slickwilly - 12/29/08 at 10:57am
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