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Right. I recently tried to overclock my card using Sapphire TRIXX. i tried out the highest clockspeed to see if it would work, and the screen went blank. when i restarted Windows, Open GL games such as Halo (not sure about other games) would not draw correctly and i found that my card would heat up extremely quickly. if i leave the case open for a while the card seems to right itself, so i assume the problem is cooling. Can anyone help me?
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You could always invest in some aftermarket cooling. The Zalman VF700-Cu is one of the best coolers out there, and Arctic Cooling makes a decent line of products. Both companys' websites have compatibility charts, though the Zalman is fairly universally compatible.

Next time you try OCing your card, try using ATI Tool. It's very handy and has worked well for many people.
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Thanks! I've set everything back to their original clockspeeds, but the same problem keeps happening! I'm getting an Arctic cooler, that should do the job with cooling, but in the meantime my card keeps heating up at its normal clockspeed! Is my fan broken or something?
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It's possible your fan is malfunctioning, or there could just be an accumulation of dust on the heatsink. Try cleaning out the heatsink (with compressed air or otherwise) as that could make a significant difference (dust on the heatsink essentially insulates it, reducing the surface area that disperses heat).
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