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Here are my temps and default settings





When i overclock it too 385/1100 seems fine, but when i play BF2, i get artifacts about 2 minutes in... could it be my drivers?
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It could be your drivers but most likly your cooling. I would suggest setting back the overclock a little becasue artifacts are usually caused by heat. Be careful because you dont want to destroy the card.
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is that 56 idle? if so thats pretty hot, i get 44 idle with my new crappy case i used to get 34-37 idle, and i load at 61ish... but i have it unlocked and clocked to 437/1202. I think you need to go out and get a vf-900 cooler and i think you will be able to OC more. But in the mean time do what i did, carefully remove the core heatsink (as to not void warranty) and lapp it, leave the mem. cooler, just lapp the core heatsink and put it back on and use some AS5 and it should drop temps a few degrees.
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possible but it seems it would be the cooling. The agp version which is what i assume you have hasnt been the best overclocker yet can open the 6 pipes. Im just going on what ive heard from people in the past here that the agp doesnt oc well. Try new drivers like maybe the 81.98 because thoose seemed to get the best oc's from what ive seen.
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