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9600XT Temps and O/C

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I just took apart the 9600XT in my g/f's computer and cleaned off the "heat pad" that was there. I've discovered that it's a PITA to scrape off. I gave up, and then found some carb cleaner. Disolved the stuff in less than a second. I replaced that with Arctic Silver Ceramiq and my temps went from 60C full load down to 40C full load. It idles at 31C now, where it was idling at 40C before.

Also, I let ATiTool run to find the max speeds and got up to 570/700 whereas before it'd get to 520/640.

First real question: Would I benefit from more memory speed or more core speed? I remember that old nVidia cards suffered from memory bandwidth problems, is it the same with the 9600XT? If I turn one down, I can turn the other up before it artifacts. I just don't know which would benefit me more. My girlfriend doesn't like me downloading software to her computer that she won't use, so I can't install 3DMark. Which should I do, core or mem?
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why ceramic?
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Because I seem to have misplaced my AS5.
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I think memory is the more important one but I could be wrong.
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