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Best driver for 9800gtx+?

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I have wanted to OC my video card for awhile now. I currently have the 196.21 driver. I just installed the latest version of EVGA Precision. I've tried OCing to these settings: Core:790/Shader:1940/Memory:1150(2300 effective) Fan: 85%.
With the settings listed above, my card got to 67celsius and it locked up just under a half hour of playing cod4 with everything turned up high and resolution at 1280x1024. Am I doing something wrong?
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Nope your not doing anything wrong just that your card is not stable for the overclock thats all. Run furmark for artifacts.
 
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post #3 of 5
I like MSI Afterburner a bit better myself but that won't change your overclock. You'll probably need a better cooler if you're hoping to get better overclocking performance. Mine was only slightly higher than yours before I bought my ac twin turbo pro.
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post #4 of 5
Best drivers for that would be 186.18 or XG 187.66 they give many FPS compared to all others
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197.15, beta from nvidia's site.
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