View Full Version : UK - My XFX GT arrived - O/C Limited?

07-23-04, 08:34 AM
Arrived this morning.

Anyway installed it, fresh 61.76 drivers.

I can overclock it to 408/1.03... Past this Nvidias 'Test Changes' button says its not passed the tests.

Ive seen people go further with the XFX GT's than this? Do I need to overclock it a different way <rivatuner, <which I dont like that much>>?

Hopefully my XFX Ultra will arrive soon (as the GT will be demoted into my 2nd rig)

Thanks in advance


07-23-04, 08:48 AM
You could try RivaTuner, but like overclocking anything, results are not guaranteed. You might have gotten unlucky.

07-23-04, 08:57 AM
disable fast writes in riva tuner. It should allow for higher overclocks.

07-23-04, 09:06 AM
I can clock my XFX GT to 420 core and 1.15 mem using coolbits, this enables my 3d mark to go from 11250 to 12250 - 500. I have obviously pressed the test changes button and this says all is ok. I have only set it this high for testing though, I normally run it at 400 1.1 as I have no special cooling stuff. I haven't even tried pushing it any more, you never know I might be able to get some more out of it.

07-23-04, 09:43 AM
what power supply do u use?

07-23-04, 09:46 AM
what power supply do u use?

Antec 550w Truecontrol

07-23-04, 10:04 AM
Iv'e only got a 350w that came with the pc, this seems fine for the GT

07-23-04, 10:52 AM
Nvidia uses a stupid way to test the card. kick it out~

07-23-04, 10:52 AM
Ive got a true control 550 and EVGA that wont go past 385/1.06 so it's not the psu

07-23-04, 11:44 AM
After a bit more testing on my XFX, its worse.

387/1.07 and some artifacts in the nature 3dMark03.

mmm. bummer.. could be a 'luck of the draw' not very good overclockable card I suppose?