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First time OC. Just need some input.

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Mediarocker543, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. Mediarocker543

    Mediarocker543 New Member

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    Hey guys i am thinking of OC'ing MY GPU a little bit, My case is air cooled and i am wondering what should i need to do/know before i OC my nVidia 6800.

    Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Especially if it would increase my perfomance.
     
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    1. What drivers are you using?
    2. What software are you using to monitor temps?
    3. What software are you using to overclock?
    4. What type of cooler is on the GPU? (ie/stock, etc)
     
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    Just watch your temps and scan for artifacts. I don't know about the 6800, but I would keep it under 70*C just to be safe. Ketxxx is the man to talk to about OCing the 6800.
     
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    1. Using the 6.14.10.7801 Drivers. I think there is an update out.
    2. Going to get a Hardware Monitor that will show where i have the sensors.
    3. Going to use SysTool for OC'ing
    4. Stock HSF setup. I reall am thinking of putting on a 3rd party cooler.
     
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    The 6800 is an overclockers DREAM! Although I can't give you a ton of advice on how to or how far to go... Be careful when you start really pushing it, but that card can cook.
     
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    I have not been able to test is but heres what everything is runnning at.

    Original Settings:

    Core Clock: 325 MHz
    Memory Clock: 300 MHz
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    Advanced settings:

    Core Clock: 360 MHz
    Memory Clock: 340MHz

    Idle Temp: 59 c

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    Aiming for:

    Core Clock: 450 MHz
    Memory Clock: 430 MHz

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    I doubt i'm pushing the envelope with these settings..:ohwell:
     
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    Yeah didnt turn out too well. couldnt run gmod without getting a terrible fps. it was so bad i couldnt even get the fps reading because it locked up in rendering. I decided to give up on this for a while.
     
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    get a new heat sink bad overclocking for year coolness is the key u might be able to overclock but the result my be worst performance if not cooled right

    ps.. first post in 10 months
     

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