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how come i can't oc my evga 6600gt agp?

post #1 of 19
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Just got the 6600gt today, updated the drive to the latest 81.** and I oced it to 550/950 from500/900, which i ran into bad luck that I encountered 2 blue screens. The graphic card clock setting also reset to its default clock setting after i reboot. Does anyone know what is the caused of the blue screen? BTW my power supply only have 18 amps on the +12v rail, could that be the caused that it couldn't provide enough energy to the graphic card for ocing? If not, what could be the cause of the blue screen.. GRR
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post #2 of 19
i believe 18 A on your 12v is enough for your card... but as far as the blue screens im not sure, is it possible that you card is over heating?
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post #3 of 19
Usually blue screens are caused by hardware failures. You could have an unstable oc....
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The seems strange. Deff check the temps. Mine maxed out @ 584/1006
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post #5 of 19
The ampage is fine for that card . i hate to sayit but could this be a good stock card but crap overclocking card
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post #6 of 19
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I can't check the temperature on my card since i can't flash it without a floppy and floppy drive. I guess i have to go with the default clock
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post #7 of 19
Did you plug in the other power cord in the back of the card?
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post #8 of 19
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Okay I OCed the card again to 550/950, and I encountered another blue screen after i played 4 hours of WOW. I felt the heatsink on the card and its hot. BUt i have this PCI fan with 42cfm installed http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835888309, and it should able to cool down my video card a bit! Hmm weird. OR should i replace the stock cooling and upgrade it with the ZALMAN vga cooler? hmm

edited - I also modded the case and put a 12cm fan in the front of the case for intake, hmm the system should be greatly cool down grr this is weird
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post #9 of 19
Looks like you are getting too hot. I would get a cooler for it. I am getting one for mine. I am shooting for 600/1010
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post #10 of 19
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This is getting interesting I got another blue screen while loading the bf2. weird.

edited - this is the problem occurs on the blue screen DRIVER IRQ not less or equal.
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