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Three hours of testing!

I'll write down here what I have done, maybe other people are interested to see.

Card: Asus N6800XT 128mb
Temps (load): Cpu: 45, Gpu: 47, Ram: 44.
Using the cooler that came with the card at the moment.

Out of the box score using 3DMark 2001SE:
300/700 - 8 pipes - 4 vp: 15.320

Time to do a little tweaking with Rivatuner:
300/700 - 12 pipes - 4 vp: 15.602
300/700 - 16 pipes - 4 vp: 15.830
300/700 - 16 pipes - 5 vp: 16.078
300/700 - 16 pipes - 6 vp: 16.237 Fully unlocked with no artifacts!

Time to do a little tweaking with Asus Smartdoctor. Coolbits 2.0 would not let me change the clocks, no clue why.
310/700 - 16 pipes - 6 vp: 16.239
320/700 - 16 pipes - 6 vp: 16.279
325/700 - 16 pipes - 6 vp: 16.353 Artifacts!
320/710 - 16 pipes - 6 vp: 16.064 The score probably dropped a little because the temps increased.
320/720 - 16 pipes - 6 vp: 16.051 Artifacts!
310/710 - 16 pipes - 6 vp: 15.957
310/730 - 16 pipes - 6 vp: 15.918 Huh?
310/740 - 16 pipes - 6 vp: 15.943 Well at least it's higher then the previous setting. Let's try a fresh reboot.

310/750 - 16 pipes - 6 vp: 16.336 See, a reboot does wonders.

Questions remaining: Is Asus Smartdoctor accurate enough reading the temps, or should I try another program to read (what program?). Also should I put a Zalman 700 on it? Because these temps (if they are accurate) seem ok.
 

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The program that comes with the card should be good enough as far as a temperature indicator. Your temps are well within acceptable limits, you can put an aftermarket cooler on it, but with your temps as they are right now, it's a little bit overkill in my opinion.
 

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Update: as stated in an earlier post about the 6800XT by someone else, the 16 pipelines sometimes artifact in some games. Some games run fine with 16, some don't. To eliminate this I set it to 12 pipelines, which still ain't bad since I paid for 8. And running clocks at 350/800. Right now this 6800XT would smoke a 6600GT
 

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Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy

Update: as stated in an earlier post about the 6800XT by someone else, the 16 pipelines sometimes artifact in some games. Some games run fine with 16, some don't. To eliminate this I set it to 12 pipelines, which still ain't bad since I paid for 8. And running clocks at 350/800. Right now this 6800XT would smoke a 6600GT


Don't they beat the 6600GT anyway?
 

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Originally Posted by Krunk_Kracker

Wow, very nice! Glad you got lucky!

I thought the XT's were lazer cut and they couldn't be unlocked though...

This is the AGP version I got, not the PCI-e. Went from 15.320 to 16.628 in 3DMark 2001SE now, by only adjusting the videocard.
 

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Originally Posted by Namrac

Don't they beat the 6600GT anyway?

On stock speed, a 6600GT from a good brand equals a 6800XT. Unless you are looking at higher resolutions.
 

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If you can get a BIOS dump from that card and open it up in Nibitor, That would be mighty fine, I want to see what voltage its got running through it, Thats probably the reason why your seeing artifacts at such low speeds.

IF they're too low, Change the Vcore and reflash, Along with putting the fan-speed to 100% through the BIOS.
 

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Originally Posted by ShawnMcGrail

If you can get a BIOS dump from that card and open it up in Nibitor, That would be mighty fine, I want to see what voltage its got running through it, Thats probably the reason why your seeing artifacts at such low speeds.

IF they're too low, Change the Vcore and reflash, Along with putting the fan-speed to 100% through the BIOS.


I turned of 4 pipes to 12 and got no more artifacts at higher clocks, now running at 350/800. Also I set Asus Smartdoctor to let the fan run at 100% when it reaches 45c. Vcore is 1.23 and Vcc is 3.26... Don't know what the difference is. The problem remaining is that Asus Smartdoctor won't let me OC it over 800mhz memory, and Coolbits 2.0 is not letting me OC at all.
 

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Originally Posted by ShawnMcGrail

Well, Try Rivatuner.

Open up the advanced tab and change it so it doesn't auto-test the speed before you apply it, And will allow up as high as you want.


I'm sorry but where is this option? I don't see an advanced tab anywhere. Using version v2.0 15.8.
 

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Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy

I'm sorry but where is this option? I don't see an advanced tab anywhere. Using version v2.0 15.8.

It's under the built in registry in rivatuner, there is an option called "internalclocktest"
Power User Tab > RivaTuner 2.0 RC 15.8 \\ NVIDIA \\ Overclocking > Expand (plus sign) > Double Click on disable internal clock test and add the number 1 then save at the bottom.

(I believe that's what shawn is refering to)
 

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It's under the built in registry in rivatuner, there is an option called "internalclocktest"
Power User Tab > RivaTuner 2.0 RC 15.8 \\ NVIDIA \\ Overclocking > Expand (plus sign) > Double Click on disable internal clock test and add the number 1 then save at the bottom.

(I believe that's what shawn is refering to)

Ehm thanks I still need to test the settings now but at least it will accept them.

Look at this


Weird isn't it. I think it will set the mem back at 800 after reboot. I'll be back with further tests later.
 

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Originally Posted by r3tard

Wait, That clock, Is it 800 total? Or 800 actual times two because of DDR3 so its actually 1.6 ghz memory? Whaa?

He has DDR1 memory....

@ Andy, RivaTuner has a built in temp monitor, I would use that..
 

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Wait, That clock, Is it 800 total? Or 800 actual times two because of DDR3 so its actually 1.6 ghz memory? Whaa?

Well the point was that at the top it says 810Mhz (thanks Rivatuner) and in Asus Smartdoctor the clock is 800Mhz max. The memory is not DDR3, but regular DDR I think.
 

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On request my 3DMark05 score: 4003 with 350/810 clocks.
 

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Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy

On request my 3DMark05 score: 4003 with 350/810 clocks.

not bad, my 6800LE has you by 700 points (12/6, 414/936, stock of 300/700).. Few q's, what is your processor speed at? What is your memory timings at, and is it running a 1:1 devider?
 

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not bad, my 6800LE has you by 700 points (12/6, 414/936, stock of 300/700).. Few q's, what is your processor speed at? What is your memory timings at, and is it running a 1:1 devider?

Nice.. I'll see if I can get to that score. My processor is an oldie, it can't run a divider it's only a socket-A. It always runs 1:1 currently at DDR376 speed. Processor is clocked at 2256mhz and stock it's 2000mhz.
 
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