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Overclocking 8800GT?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by OrbitzXT, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. OrbitzXT

    OrbitzXT New Member

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    I tried doing some searching for my answer but I kept coming up with results for overclocking the GTS and GTX. Anyway, I had a GTX in my system and a new XFX GT sitting in it's box until today finally when I worked up the energy to make the switch. I turned on my system and heard an extremely loud continuous squeal and realized I was stupid and forgot to plug in the PCI-E cable, but now its fine. So I installed the drivers, went into RivaTuner and forced the fan to 100% and am currently idling at 47C. This is a lot cooler than my GTX or GTS ever were so I assume I'm good to OC a little bit.

    The XFX GT I bought came clocked at 632 MHz Core/1674 Shader/950 Memory. I have to walk my GTX to the UPS Store and ship it out to it's new owner so I don't have time to OC right now, but am curious to hear how others are doing with this card. Also if anyone knows of any links about OCing this card please link me, thanks!
     
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    Check out the new world record holder in the Al Capone's 3dMark06 thread!
     
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    I've taken the core up to 780Mhz 1800Mhz on the Shaders and 1000Mhz Memory and It's stable In ATI Tool scanning for 20mins...even made a pass through 3d06 with those clocks but It's not stable In 3dgames....very strange....740 on the core goes through my games with no stability Issues.

    Volt mod and new CPU are comming for me. :D

    Hope It helps. :)
     
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    So you pulled a GTX and replaced it with a GT for what reason?

    What do you need links for, in order to overclock 'that' card?

    You OC it just like any others. There's nothing extremely different about the architecture that would change how you approach the overclocking. You still use the same methods and procedures.
     
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    Newconroer, I play games at a relatively low resolution. 1360x768 on an HDTV, so the GT will perform for me just as well as the GTX. Also the longer I keep the GTX the lower it's value goes, especially when more and more cards are coming out to compete with it and eventually surpass it. So now I can remain playing games at the same level of quality, and I have $200 to blow on something else =p. I know I don't "need" links to overclock, I was merely curious how others have faired while overclocking it. Getting an idea for the average overclock and temperatures makes it a lot easier.

    Also I can't find it now, but I read something that while the 8800 GT can easily hit 2GHz on the memory, it will seem stable and have no problems, but will cause "irreparable damage" and you'll have to RMA the card if you keep it at that setting for prolonged periods of time. I'm going to try and find that article again and link it when I do, but this is why I like some information on something before I do anything with it.
     
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    I had written something longer, but I think the point is over your head.


    I understand your compromise, and that it gained you money, but I am curious about your justification comment of:

    "Also the longer I keep the GTX the lower it's value goes, especially when more and more cards are coming out to compete with it and eventually surpass it"

    When the GTX will always out perform the GT, and will always be more expensive.
     
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    Whats with the attitude in regards to replacing a GTX for a GT? When I play at such a low resolution to begin with I could probably have used a GTS and be just as well off. I don't know why you don't see it, but its common sense to me. A new card comes out for $255 (Price when I bought the GT), and performs just as well as my nearly $500 card. Also from a lot of benchmarks I'm reading, the GT can be overclocked enough to outperform a GTX at lower resolutions such as 1280x1024. This may mean nothing for you, but again I play at low resolution so it means a lot to me. Based on your responses I'm sure you'll just say "Yes, but a GTX's overclock will outperform the GT's overclock" and that's true. But were getting to a point where they're both performing extremely well and I just don't care.

    So to get back on topic, how are the other GT owners out there doing?
     
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    dude, the gtx BARELY beats a gt, read the reviews, and sli gt's stomp on any one card made for our purpses, gaming etc.
     
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    A sane person! Thank you! haha
     
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    Yeah the GTX IS faster than the GT, but not by much. I'd expect several driver updates to substantially give more performance... but this is Nvidia and not ATI unfortuneately! As I asked you before, you are using the stock cooler right? Hurry up and grab a VF900CU! (and some extra heatsinks to cool those MOFSET)
     
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    Yes I have the stock cooler on the GT.
     
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    Good Move

    OrbitzXT Good move....

    Let me also state


    You also use less power which is good for the environment :) and your wallet
     

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