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'Scan For Artifacts' causes system crash at default settings

Discussion in 'ATITool' started by Barnacle Bill, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. Barnacle Bill New Member

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    Hi ppls,

    I just bought a brand new ATI AIW X800 XT (my first ATI card) and I loaded ATITool 0.24 and did the 'Scan For Artifacts' at default 499.50/499.50 settings and after about 2 minutes my PC reboots!!! The same things happens when I do the 'Find Max Core' or 'Find Max Mem'. The only thing I can think of that might cause the system crash is my PSU which is a Fortron Source FSP Blue Storm 500 watt and the +12 rail is averaging 12.11 volts with the high 12.22 V and the low being 11.98 V. Fortunately my PSU has ajustable rails but I need confirmation that my +12 volt rail is low before I'll even consider adjusting it higher and if I do need it higher how high? Thanks in advance!!!

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    I am able to overclock the card 540/560MHz and play Half-Life 2 just fine for a couple hours and I also ran 3DMark03 and 3DMark05 at those settings. Perhaps I should try an earlier version of ATITool? :rolleyes:
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    hmm well Fortron is one of the few companies known to underrate their PSU's and those levels are well within levels
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    I think I solved the problem! I previously had a BFG 6800 OC and then a BFG 6800 Ultra installed and I'd been told by BFG tech support to set the AGP VDDQ Voltage to 1.6 Volts in my mobo BIOS settings and that's were I left it when I installed the AIW X800 XT. I experienced a random system crash when playing Half-Life 2 so I thought I'd check my BIOS settings because I do have a 10% overclock on my system from 200 FSB to 220 FSB and I changed the AGP Voltage back to default 1.5 Volts and then ran 'Scan For Artifacts' for 12 minutes at default 499.50/499.50MHz without crashing! :)
    The only other BIOS setting that I might need to change is 'AGP/PCI Frequency (MHz)' which I currently have set to Auto. In my Asus P4P800 SE BIOS I have 3 other options:
    66.66/33.33
    72.73/36.36
    80.00/40.40

    With my system overclocked 10% what would be my best choice for AGP/PCI Frequency? Thanks in advance!!
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    ALWAYS used the fixed option if possible but if you have none 66/33 is the ONLY setting it should ever be at.generally when raising FSB it also raises the AGP/PCI clocks as well and will cause instability on most cases
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    Thanks INSTG8R!!! I see you have a Arctic Silencer 4 on your X800 XT; what load temps do you get with that cooler on compared to stock cooling and how much more of an overclock has that allowed you to achieve??? Thanks in advance!
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    It lowered my temps about8-10C overall as for OC I have other issues there that arent heat related. Unfortunately for your AIW your only option is ATI Silencer 1 Rev.2 a good cooler it may be it offers you no Mem cooling

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