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After cleaning the stock crap off and applying MX-2 at the weekend, I decided today to have a little overclocking session. I pushed my shaders all the way up to 2106 MHz and I get no artifacts in CoD:WaW or CoD4. I was a little surprised since previously I could only bump it up 1 shader strap before it flipped out. My GPU core is 800 MHz, and memory 1050 MHz. How come my shaders go so high now? Is this normal? Am I doing it wrong?

Ty

EDIT: Also, with the above clocks it loads in-game at ~52c and idles at ~38c.
Edited by Harrier - 4/6/10 at 8:38am
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http://www.geeks3d.com/20090713/tuto...-overclocking/

It looks very possible to me, you must have a golden 250 .
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http://www.geeks3d.com/20090713/tuto...-overclocking/

It looks very possible to me, you must have a golden 250 .


2106 isn't the limit by the way, I just thought I'd post here to make sure I was doing it right
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2106 isn't the limit by the way, I just thought I'd post here to make sure I was doing it right
Oh, and did you check your overclock by using Furmark?
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Oh, and did you check your overclock by using Furmark?
Not yet, just played a few games. Going to Furmark it now and hope it doesn't commit suicide

EDIT: Got a tiny artifact in Furmark I'll bump the shader down a strap and start on OCing the core
Edited by Harrier - 4/6/10 at 8:49am
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Not yet, just played a few games. Going to Furmark it now and hope it doesn't commit suicide
That is usually where the artifacts start coming up, make sure to watch your temperatures.
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I would use ATItool. It may not stress quite as hard as furmark, but it'll catch artifacts you can't see.
    
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Oooo, informative links and opinions here. I have a gts 250 PNY. I loved the stock cooler/fan that came with it. Unfortunately, I had to get rid of it because my MSI Platinum board's southbridge chip has a fat, tall cooler. So I replaced it with the Zalman vf900. However, that Scythe Musashi on that link someone posted looks like the next purchase
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these G92 chips really do OC well so I am not surprised. I did a volt mod on my 9800GTX+ (same chip) and ended up getting to 820/2050/1250. I was only held back by temps. If you voltmod these bad boys and you can keep them cool, you could easily hit 900Mhz core and 2400Mhz shader.
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