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So how "bad" are your temps?
Core: 85-90C range under load with ATI tool.
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post #12 of 26
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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

...dam my net is slow, stupid wireless

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.
I'm buying my pump and I'm going to order my Maze4 GPU tomorow (my Bday, and I got lots of money), so cooling shouldent be an issue. Should I leave the stock RAM heatspreader on, or should I buy some aftermartet heatsinks?
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post #14 of 26
Hey man I had the same issue with my 6800GT. Its all temperature related so dont worry. When you get that maze4 installed you'll LOVE that graphics card. My temps were the same as yours. 65 C idle and 85 C load and with my watercooling it dropped to 42 C idle and 46 C load. You'll be amazed.
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post #15 of 26
If your going to overclock the GPU like crazy with the Maze, (like I'm assuming you will), I'd get some aftermarket heatsinks to go with it because memory overclocks have a greater effect on performance in most applications than core overclocks do.

Also, if the card was artifacting like crazy stragt out of the box (correct me if I interpreted this wrong), it's a bad card to begin with.
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post #16 of 26
wait you took the thremal pads off the HS??? you cant without them the cooler wont touch the memory
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post #17 of 26
Heh... i got mine to 430/1160 on stock and im happy.... but hoooly 85-90 on mid load? Thats DEFINITLY a heatsink problem. Reaplication maybe?
Aftermarket cooling? I cur buyng a maze4... should be ur solution.
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post #18 of 26
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wait you took the thremal pads off the HS??? you cant without them the cooler wont touch the memory
Well, I replaced the thermal pads with AS5, and that allowed me to OC the VRAM 5 more MHz. I'm having problems with the 77.77 drivers, for some reason my AA quality looks like crap, it looks like AA 2x when I set it to 6x, and I don't know which drivers I should use to fix this. Also, I have been having slowdown issues in Far Cry, when ever I quit a server, and join a different one running the same map, it seems like my performance drops 150%. Should different drivers work? Also, I only get crazy artifacting at stock with the latest non-beta nVidia drivers, but not with other drivers. I can't wait for my WC stuff to arive, it should all be here by Friday.
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post #19 of 26
If the AA problem is in CSS then set it to 4X not 6X. 6X doesnt work on the 6800GT's for some reason. 4X looks beautiful.
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If the AA problem is in CSS then set it to 4X not 6X. 6X doesnt work on the 6800GT's for some reason. 4X looks beautiful.
4x looks the same as 2x to me . Also, about the stock RAMsink... It looks pretty beefy, will good RAMsinks (like my old copper OCZ sinks) be a big improvement, in any over the stock heatpipe-esque RAMsink? And are there any drivers that run better than the 77.77's (3rd or 1st party)?
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