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I cant get my 6800 GT to run past 390/560 in ATI tool. I took the crappy RAM thermal pads off and applied AS5 on the heatspreader/heatsink, and put AS5 on the core. Should increasing my AGP voltage help? I think I'm using the 81.65 drivers, or somthing like that.
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post #2 of 26
Upping the voltage could help, also maybe you put too much thermal. Just a thought.
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I put as much AS5 on the core as I put on all my otehr ATI cards, and I applied a thick enough layer on the RAM to make sure the RAM made full contact with the HS, but not too much as to have AS5 oozing from in between the RAM and HS. How much should I increase the AGP voltage?
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post #4 of 26
I dont know what its at now but just up it a lil bit at a time and see if you can get a higher clock, but dont up it too much.
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Which Nvidia drivers (Nvidia or 3rd party) will allow for the best balance of OCing, and performance?
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post #6 of 26
1. Increasing the AGP voltage won't benefit you in any noticable way.
2. Applying AS5 correctly is essential in getting good temps but shouldn't affect your OC ceiling unless you're artifacting due to high temps... obviously something you haven't mentioned yet.
3. Some drivers OC better than others but not by much. Try the latest 81.95 Forceware drivers.
    
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post #7 of 26
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I applied AS5 to the core and memory because of artifacting due to temps. I tried the latest forceware drivers, and every 3D app that I launched artifacted like crazy (white dots and black polygons appearing on textures).
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post #8 of 26
So how "bad" are your temps?
    
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post #9 of 26
You could get this program called nibitor and nvflash and it allows you to up your Vcore voltage I am assuming you are talking about your AGP voltage in the mobo BIOS. You have to put nvflash on a bootable floppy and type something like nvflash -s "name" (w/out quotes) in dos and it will extract the video card bios and save it onto the floppy then open it in nibitor and incrase the core voltage by .1 or .2 and see if you can overclock higher. Oh ya .... save the new bios onto the floppy and reboot from the floppy and type nvflash "new bios name" (w/out the quotes)

EDIT: Your gonna want good cooling
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post #10 of 26
Yeh, it sounds like your temps are affecting...not hard to tell...if your temps are 'bad' first tell us your temps, and perhaps consider upgrading your cooling. Perhaps a copper zalman, of course W/C is the best but since you dont already have a setup it would obviously cost more

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Oh and as Transonic said, upping the voltage is not really beneficial, in my opinion i think you should just steer away from the idea of ever upping the voltage of any gfx card.
    
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