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So, as you can see, I've got my 460 running at a pretty respectable level... The problem is that I've been having odd "glitches" at random times within normal usage... My screen will flicker, Aero will turn off, and my GPU usage will shoot upwards of %70... It has this horrible whine when that happens too... My temperatures are super low, I've seen 53c as my highest. I tested this OC for 5 hours in OCCT with no errors... I have no idea what to do... I'm not an experienced overclocker either, so if anyone has any tips on how to improve my OC, let me know!

Also, my PSU probably has something to do with it... It's a real piece... Would a new PSU solve my problems?
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Most probably not. Not only temps limit the OC. Chips reach limits and start acting wierd smile.gif I'd say too much OC. Still could be the PSU too, of course.

Try to lower the GPU RAM clock to stock, and see if that fixes it. Performance loss will be miniature
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Have you updated to the latest nvidia drivers?Looks like you haven't.
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I haven't checked for new drivers. tongue.gif Though, I could have sworn I had some kind of auto update that was supposed to happen... >_<<br />
I'll try both of those things, and report back in a bit. Thanks guys!

EDIT: Also, I have the Hawk Talon Attack... I feel a bit cheated that 900 core may be my limit...
Edited by Sooner348 - 12/26/10 at 1:44pm
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yep it's drivers.. i bet it is.
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That sounds like WinSAT lol.. Windows System Assessment Tool. Sometimes if you skip doing it on a normal basis through System Properties windows will schedule a retest during idle times. I bet if you open TASK MANAGER while its occurring you'll see WinSAT.exe running.
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900mhz on my Gigabyte is too much for stock voltage - 850mhz is the safest 24/7 overclock i can get. When at 900mhz i get the same kind of problems you do - artifacts start to appear and things get messed up - glitches everywhere. Hawk editions are meant to be superior though, so i don't know really.

Did you try and bump the clock up step by step or whack it staight up to 900?

Also, 260.89 drivers seemed to work better for me than 260.99.
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Originally Posted by LethalRise750;11783263 
That sounds like WinSAT lol.. Windows System Assessment Tool. Sometimes if you skip doing it on a normal basis through System Properties windows will schedule a retest during idle times. I bet if you open TASK MANAGER while its occurring you'll see WinSAT.exe running.

Not so often. He's getting those at random times, I've only seen WinSAT once in my entire life of Windows tweaker smile.gif

OP, your core might be able to reach that freq stable, but mem OC often limits it. For 10Mhz mem OC you lose 20Mhz core OC (example smile.gif ). So my money goes on mem freq smile.gif post back with the results cheers.gif
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post #9 of 18
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I stepped it up in increments of 10, until I needed more voltage, then bumped it a notch until it worked. Haha.

I don't have artifacts ever... Just the odd happenings at idle... I love my card though... Much better than the GT220 I had before... Bleh.

EDIT:
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850;11783379 
Not so often. He's getting those at random times, I've only seen WinSAT once in my entire life of Windows tweaker smile.gif

OP, your core might be able to reach that freq stable, but mem OC often limits it. For 10Mhz mem OC you lose 20Mhz core OC (example smile.gif ). So my money goes on mem freq smile.gif post back with the results cheers.gif

Will do. Going to set Mem to stock 460 settings, as opposed to the Hawk settings, then see how things fare in some BC2(just an excuse to play my new game. tongue.gif), then will try to push it higher. Be back in hour or 2.
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Double post update. After some quick testing, I was only able to get to 910 core... This is with mem at stock 460 freq. I am disappoint. I feel cheated... Haha. Should've gone with the normal Hawk instead of the Talon Attack... Thanks for the help guys!

Also, why is there no one in the OCN BC2 sever? I can't even find it... Haha.
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