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Medion
02-27-06, 06:44 PM
I recently bought an EVGA 6800GS (391AX) for my wife. While the 6800GS has stock clocks of 425/1000, this came advertised as 490/1100. However, after downloading Coolbits, I came to see that it was actually running 450/1100.

I called EVGA about it and they were more than happy to do an RMA, all I'd have to do was fill out the online form. So, I figured what the hell, let's OC it and see where it goes (I generally do not overclock over factory, so I get the best version available if price isn't an issue).

To my surprise, Coolbits detected 525/1250. However, I was getting noticable artifacting in games. So, I worked my way down. While 515/1250 seemed stable (I think I saw an artifact, and again at 510), I settled at 505/1200. Still, that's amazing for a card that's supposed to be factory at 425/1000, on stock cooling no less.

So, what would you do? RMA it for a card you know will handle 490/1100, and possibly OC higher, or keep the card that came with lower speeds, but one you know is good for at least 505/1200?

I'm leaning towards the latter, but wanted to know what you freaks think :) When listing your opinion, please list whether or not you generally overclock. This will give me an idea of where you're coming from.

snowmanwithahat
02-27-06, 06:50 PM
I recently bought an EVGA 6800GS (391AX) for my wife. While the 6800GS has stock clocks of 425/1000, this came advertised as 490/1100. However, after downloading Coolbits, I came to see that it was actually running 450/1100.

I called EVGA about it and they were more than happy to do an RMA, all I'd have to do was fill out the online form. So, I figured what the hell, let's OC it and see where it goes (I generally do not overclock over factory, so I get the best version available if price isn't an issue).

To my surprise, Coolbits detected 525/1250. However, I was getting noticable artifacting in games. So, I worked my way down. While 515/1250 seemed stable (I think I saw an artifact, and again at 510), I settled at 505/1200. Still, that's amazing for a card that's supposed to be factory at 425/1000, on stock cooling no less.

So, what would you do? RMA it for a card you know will handle 490/1100, and possibly OC higher, or keep the card that came with lower speeds, but one you know is good for at least 505/1200?

I'm leaning towards the latter, but wanted to know what you freaks think :) When listing your opinion, please list whether or not you generally overclock. This will give me an idea of where you're coming from.

i would probbaly clock it to 490/1100 and leave it... i'm not into huge overclocks over time, because i want my stuff to last, that's why i settled for 400/1100 on mine when it can really do 420/1150, it's just safer i think for the long run