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Old 09-22-06, 09:02 PM   #193
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Default Re: Please post your 7950 overclocks here...

What exactly is Arctic Silver 5? I looked it up and it looks like something you inject into a cooling system.

Anyone explain please? ^^
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Old 09-22-06, 11:10 PM   #194
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Its a thermal interface material - the goop on your heatsink that transfers heat from the GPU or CPU. Its the best performing stuff - usually a few degress better than the stock stuff.

www.arcticsilver.com

You can buy it at newegg or any other reputable vendor...
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Old 09-29-06, 11:06 PM   #195
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On air, I am 3Dmark06 stable (9722) at 680/810

Wish I had a Conroe. Still have a dual core AMD at 2.8 GHz.
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Old 10-02-06, 01:54 PM   #196
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So far my highest clock is at 560/750 :-(...soo much for 520M EXTREEME!!
Hey heavy do you have a modded BIOS for these as you did with 78's/7900's??
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Old 10-06-06, 09:11 AM   #197
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Hmm I can't get my card above 550/700 or so before I start getting crazy artifacts in both counterstrike and oblivion (haven't put any other games on my new system yet)... crazy as in whole screen going yellow/blue wavy boxy things, or just some crazy flickering of textures over a smaller area

the card is staying very cool, its idleing at about 47-49 (18 C... idles at 56-58 at 25 farenheit), under load got it up to 76 (with the 550/700)... artifacts started coming while it was still below 70 for speeds above this (tried 550/750, 600/750, 600/800, 625/800)...

Anybody have any ideas? I have never needed to use a voltage mod before, but I'm guessing its not getting enough juice to sustain the higher speeds... I tried checking the voltage its getting with RivaTuner, but VID gives back 0 in the monitor (and the monitor always stays at 499 MHz core, 747 MHz memory clock, no matter what I change it to. Only once did the core clock change to 553 MHz in the monitor, but couldn't reproduce)...

I haven't tried upping my MBs NB voltage... will try that now and see if it helps.
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Old 10-06-06, 11:27 AM   #198
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Hmm I can't get my card above 550/700 or so before I start getting crazy artifacts in both counterstrike and oblivion (haven't put any other games on my new system yet)... crazy as in whole screen going yellow/blue wavy boxy things, or just some crazy flickering of textures over a smaller area

the card is staying very cool, its idleing at about 47-49 (18 C... idles at 56-58 at 25 farenheit), under load got it up to 76 (with the 550/700)... artifacts started coming while it was still below 70 for speeds above this (tried 550/750, 600/750, 600/800, 625/800)...

Anybody have any ideas? I have never needed to use a voltage mod before, but I'm guessing its not getting enough juice to sustain the higher speeds... I tried checking the voltage its getting with RivaTuner, but VID gives back 0 in the monitor (and the monitor always stays at 499 MHz core, 747 MHz memory clock, no matter what I change it to. Only once did the core clock change to 553 MHz in the monitor, but couldn't reproduce)...

I haven't tried upping my MBs NB voltage... will try that now and see if it helps.

Might try redoing the TIM with something better than the stock stuff. Could just be the limit of the core though. MIght not be anything u can do.
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Might try redoing the TIM with something better than the stock stuff. Could just be the limit of the core though. MIght not be anything u can do.

If it had to do with temps, why is it stable at 550/700, which gets up to 75+, but gets major screwups at 60-65 degrees at faster speeds...??

I have some liquidcool lying around, but I read that it can be somewhat easy to break one of the circuit boards that is between the two cards if you take them apart... also I've redone TIM on a vid card before... think it might help even though the temps were low when it screws up?
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If it had to do with temps, why is it stable at 550/700, which gets up to 75+, but gets major screwups at 60-65 degrees at faster speeds...??

I have some liquidcool lying around, but I read that it can be somewhat easy to break one of the circuit boards that is between the two cards if you take them apart... also I've redone TIM on a vid card before... think it might help even though the temps were low when it screws up?

Maybe you are hitting the limit of the core....where temp doesnt matter, the speed is causing the errors because the GPU just cannot handle it.


BTW I'm at 600 / 800 on air, rock stable
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Old 10-18-06, 06:37 PM   #201
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watercooled 7950

clocked at 650/800

temps are at 55C, but if i try to go higher it doesnt suppet it. i think i need to voltmod if i wish to go higher. which i will not do.
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