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overclocking the x1600xt..trying to figure out the max core/memory on this card, seems to lockup sometime after 640 core/ 750 memory, which doesnt seem to be to good, will turning the fan on all the time help? anyone have any experience with this card who could help me out?

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Originally Posted by Nytebane
overclocking the x1600xt..trying to figure out the max core/memory on this card, seems to lockup sometime after 640 core/ 750 memory, which doesnt seem to be to good, will turning the fan on all the time help? anyone have any experience with this card who could help me out?

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As i have this card i can help to a certain extent. What temps are you getting at 100% Load with that card. As temps will give you these problems if they are to high. You need to keep that card under 80c at full load to be safe. In ATITOOL you can specify the temps at which the fan will be spinnig at its full 100% RPM...i would set it so that it spins at that at all temps.
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not sure, i will have to check that out, hold on dont have a utility installed for it yet as i just put this computer together yesterday and formatted
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not sure, i will have to check that out, hold on dont have a utility installed for it yet as i just put this computer together yesterday and formatted
Ok..Well download ATITOOL here to check the temps : http://www.techpowerup.com/atitool/
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im also getting some artifacts in cs, even at 651/760
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im also getting some artifacts in cs, even at 651/760
Really does sound Like a temp issue there..Im supposing you are using the stock cooler that came with the card...Its not the best i have to admit. Plus if your room is warm this wont help either. Depending on the overclock and your temps you may need to back down a little more to stop artifacting.
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Have you got any spare 80mm fans? Make a ghetto PCI fan cooler. As demonstrated here by BigVal.

http://www.overclock.net/other-hardw...i-fancard.html

Get some ram sinks too - keep that memory nice and cool.
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Have you got any spare 80mm fans? Make a ghetto PCI fan cooler. As demonstrated here by BigVal.

http://www.overclock.net/other-hardw...i-fancard.html

Get some ram sinks too - keep that memory nice and cool.
The RAM on this actuall card is cooled by the copper heatsink..Aftermarket cooling may be needed to achieve a better or more stable overclock...They will be bringing the aftermarket coolers out for the X1600XT next month..its the Accelero from arctic cooling or the HIS cooler.
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im also getting some artifacts in cs, even at 651/760
Those are pretty decent clocks for stock air cooling, but they can probably be improved. I would use ATI tool and just set up a profile for oc'ing with the fan control at 100%. I think the x1600xt has adjustable voltages, but I am not sure. If you have adjustable voltages try tweaking the core and mem volts. I would take off your side panel to try and get more air to the card. You might want to consider lapping the stock heatsink, or upgrading to aftermarket cooling once more become availible.

PS. Where is Harwhich? I am in Saugus just north of Boston
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Those are pretty decent clocks for stock air cooling, but they can probably be improved. I would use ATI tool and just set up a profile for oc'ing with the fan control at 100%. I think the x1600xt has adjustable voltages, but I am not sure. If you have adjustable voltages try tweaking the core and mem volts. I would take off your side panel to try and get more air to the card. You might want to consider lapping the stock heatsink, or upgrading to aftermarket cooling once more become availible.

PS. Where is Harwhich? I am in Saugus just north of Boston
Yes when Overclcoking the X1600XT you need to increase the voltage a little as you increase the clocks so that it is stable and getting enough power..Try that
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