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Old 09-26-08, 01:38 AM   #13
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Default Re: Whats up with my GTX 260?

Yip, great stuff ... having a 8800 GT 512MB in the past that didn't do this when i seen the clock speeds i was a little worried lol as you could imagine, great idea with the GPU throttling, my GPU as at 40c and the moment.
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eVGA's Precision Tool for overclocking...
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powersaving on these cards is amazing. when i first saw how low it can drop it scared me a bit
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eVGA's Precision Tool for overclocking...
Yip, just go the latest version from the website, thanks.

So im new to the GTX 2x0 range of cards i just have a few questions regarding overclocking & the card in general.

1) Ive just ran furmark for 30mins at stock FTW Edition settings (666/1404/1107) the highest temp i recorded was 85c ... is this a safe temp and do i have room for overclocking?

2) When running furmark for stress testing what do i look out for? how will i know the overclock is not stable?

3) Has anybody tried to remove the cooler/heastink, clean the old thermal compound & replace it with AS5? how where the results?(been thinking about doing this myself!

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85c in furmark perfectly fine.

keep in mind that furmark produces some of the highest temps around, while playing a regular game, your temps will not reach that high.
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How would i know a overclock has failed while stress testing with furmark? artifacts? message?
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If it doesn't produce obvious artifacts in Furmark it should be fine, then you should test it while gaming. As always, with video card overclocking its always the user that notices artifacts. Flashing textures is a memory problem, white dots and rendering errors (stretched textures etc) are core related errors...
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If it doesn't produce obvious artifacts in Furmark it should be fine, then you should test it while gaming. As always, with video card overclocking its always the user that notices artifacts. Flashing textures is a memory problem, white dots and rendering errors (stretched textures etc) are core related errors...
Yip just found that out for my self, put the shader's to 1550MHz and got artifacting in furmark, just gonna testing at 1500MHz, clock core seems fine at 702MHz, think ill leave the memory at 2214MHz ... don't like messing with the memory to much!
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