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Etharon, Thanks very much for the effort you put into that fan guide, I'll frop you a PM about it when I get chance
Yeah, sure. As I only have experience overclocking a 9600, a X1950XTX and this 5870 baby feel free to edit it, correct it and adjust it for other cards. I don't expect it to be perfectly right with any other card, but I think it's indicating how not to reaching boiling temperature by accident while overclocking.
One eye on artifacts, the other on temperature, and a third on power.
That's actually something additionally that should be added. It's easy to make the card consume 50% more energy, and if the power supply is too weak it may go off. Also a card may already be designed so much near maximum cable-capacity that an overclock will maybe not grill your PSU but will make your cables melt away. In the past the cards weren't that power-hungry but today with a 5970 I expect it is a real possibility.

Saludos

Edit: Please don't take my statement about burning the processor literaly, of course we got a lot of security countermeasures in hardware nowadays which prevents the processor from simply bursting out in flames - but a little bit of healthy paranoia is necessary to keep enjoying your hardware for a long time. Try always to approach (any kind of) limit from below, not from above. With every new hardware new unexpected issues arise.
Edited by Ethatron - 12/25/09 at 2:47pm
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Fan-Curve guide:
nice


here's my ''custom curve'', ive found these settings work best with my ambients...... this curve keeps the fan speed @ 30-33% while idle & then has quite a steep increase once i start stressing the card


the steep increase actually results in a lower load temp with lower fan speed.....

what a great feature....
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Was it really necessary to quote the whole post??? .
lol....no, it weren't


i do feel like abusing you for that post, but its Christmas so you can have that dig for free.
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lol....no, it weren't


i do feel like abusing you for that post, but its Christmas so you can have that dig for free.

Feel free, don't hold that anger . I was scrolling and scrolling and it never ended . That was my point ... it was no axe or chainsaw or anything
 
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Feel free, don't hold that anger . I was scrolling and scrolling and it never ended . That was my point ... it was no axe or chainsaw or anything
........


luckily ''coffejunky'' edited it so i never had the misfortune of scrolling through the ''fan curve'' guide twice
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here's my ''custom curve'', ive found these settings work best with my ambients...... this curve keeps the fan speed @ 30-33% while idle & then has quite a steep increase once i start stressing the card
the steep increase actually results in a lower load temp with lower fan speed.....
Yes, that's exactly with what you should end up. Steep at the end to protect from the accelerated heat-production, combined with the effect of quickly cooling down the processor when the heat-bump goes away again. The exponential curve helps you to have a quick (and loud) fan for shorter periods of time.

I'm happy with you about your satisfying results!
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Thanks for posting this guide. When ever i oced my GPU the 2d clock would never back down to a reasonable level. But now after using this guide i have my 5870 overclocked in games but when in 2d mode it is back to standard clocks and under volt ed. Thanks

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Question about GPUTool in Win7. Will installing the DX9 runtimes mess stuff up? It needs a dx9 DLL to run the artifact tester.
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Question about GPUTool in Win7. Will installing the DX9 runtimes mess stuff up? It needs a dx9 DLL to run the artifact tester.
DirectX 9 should not be needed as a newer version is already installed. I don't think you can mess anything up by doing what it asks though
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