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lol good luck... when done PM me your 3d 05 scores and AM3 if you have them... i want to compare.

PS: how does that MOBO serve you? do you like it? does it have alot of good OC options?
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post #12 of 44
Were the pipes and shaders unlocked when you were getting core clocks in the 400's? I know with the 6800 vanilla I had I could get way better clocks without the pipes and shaders unlocked. Just a thought.

Edit: Another thought is it might be some sort of voltage droop issue. Is there a way you can monitor the actual voltage being supplied to the card?
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post #13 of 44
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Originally Posted by euphoricmix
Were the pipes and shaders unlocked when you were getting core clocks in the 400's? I know with the 6800 vanilla I had I could get way better clocks without the pipes and shaders unlocked. Just a thought.
yes its unlcoked... but i want to keep it that way. i just need higher clocks... im addicted and i cant stop pushing! i just feel like it can go somuch more but soething im doing wrong is not allowing that to happen!
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post #14 of 44
Before you moved to the voltage raise, were you already at pipe/shader unlock? Your answer of yes it's unclocked is unclear. Were you at pipe/shader unlock before the voltage change?

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post #15 of 44
Not sure if its good score really @ 380/1100


And i love my motherboard, i almost got it stable at 4.0, but i need better ram but i like it a whole lot
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post #16 of 44
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yea i had it unlocked and clocked to 433/1200 before voltage change, then after voltage change i was unlocked aswell but couldnt break 433/1200... not much of an improvement...huh? it just seems to make it worse... at those speeds with the extra voltage if i play NFS:MW for a long time it will freeze with artifacts all over the screen, but temps never exceed 56c load.


orange, i get about 5400 in 3d05, and i may be buying a new mobo in a few days so im lookin for the best i can get for no more than $100.... but lets not get off subject!
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Have you been able to reflash the original BIOS and if so do you still get the freezes?

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post #18 of 44
Try locking the pipes and shaders and see if you can push the frequencies any higher. An unlocked card with that good of an overclock is outstanding.

Temperatures are just part of the equation, you have ruled it out now, so it is just a limitation of your card is seems.
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post #19 of 44
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Quote:
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Have you been able to reflash the original BIOS and if so do you still get the freezes?

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thats what im currently running with,the stock bios, and i dont get any artifacts or freezing at 433/1200 and its unlocked too

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Try locking the pipes and shaders and see if you can push the frequencies any higher. An unlocked card with that good of an overclock is outstanding.

Temperatures are just part of the equation, you have ruled it out now, so it is just a limitation of your card is seems.
i dont want to lock the pipes back up, it will perform better with them unlcoked... and i know that temps arent the problem, its just puzzling how when i have the extra voltage it just suddenly freezes with no warning, no visible artifacts... nothing

i also know its not the PSU beacus i have two PSU's pwoering everything so i have ample power!
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Higher voltage does not mean you will get better clocks. Overclock.net users see it all the time where there CPU will actually operate at a higher frequency with lower voltage. The "sweet spot" and apparently yours is 1.3 volts for your video card.

I was just suggesting that you lock the card up to see if you can push it farther, odds are you will not be able to but it would be interesting to see.

edit: You could have 4 PSU's pumping juice into your system and if it is not stable and consistent then all that extra power will do nothing for you.
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