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Should I be worried by this OC?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Eklar, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. Eklar New Member

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    I've got a eVGA 7600gt KO which is set to run at 580/1500. Now, I've read about how great an overclocker it is, but using nVidia's Forceware driver's auto overclocking its setting it at 712/1760. This seems absurd right? I've never heard of an overclock anywhere near +132/260. Should I manually decrease it to lower and safer settings or trust the software?
     
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    What are your temps running at, Is it artifacting?
     
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    Trust your own experiences. If your card gets too hot, turn the clocks down. Also, if you start seeing wierd things going on in your games, turn the clocks down. White/yellow dots are harbingers of core being overclocked too high, and strange shapes/too much aliasing shows that your memory clocks are too high. Otherwise, nice clocks :).
     
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    If you are scared your card will overheat, don't oc so high! Common sense!
     
  5. Eklar New Member

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    Well.. this is kinda creepy. Seems to be hitting 50C using Freestone's stability test, no artifacts either. I'm thinking this is just a weak test.What tests do you guys use? I wanna make sure I won't overheat this thing.
     
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    50c = 122f. that's good, if it's accurate, I use ATI, not too familar with nVidea, but if it's not artifacting then it should be OK. Have you got the fan running FULL?
     
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    hmm lets see here.

    i have seen those o/c's before on a 7600gt. what kind of cooling solution are your running on the card?

    I've never heard of freestone stability test before, personally, i use 3dmark 05 or 06, looping a gfx test like proxycon or something. if it runs for a coupla hours without any visible artifacts, crashing, or significant overheating, you should be good.

    also, i've found that the built in nvidia oc tool isn't that hot. try the latest atitool beta, it should work with your card. personally, i don't use it because it artifacts bad (yellow dots up the kazoo) with my 7900gt, but it might work with yours.

    also, one more thing to keep in mind: initially, it'll seem like your card can hold the o/c. i used to have an ati x300 at one time, a real pos card. to get a bit more life out of it (before the 7900gt), i clocked it up 75% mem, 25% clock. it hold perfect, no artifacts, no problems in 3dmark and the whole bit.

    for the first few months

    after the oc set in a bit, i got massive screen corruption, massive amounts of artifacting, and general bad-ness. eventually the card up and died (i don't blame it).

    moral of the story: o/c down a bit from the max oc your card can hold. it'll last a LOT longer.
    and keep a close eye on temps. for ref, my non-oc'd 7900gt is idling right now at 40C, load at 55-60C in atitool.
     
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    u should get to 620/1650 easily. My 7600 gt idles at 60C so u got some headroom there. Some say that 90C is the max for 7600
     
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    If temps are reasonable, and its not artifacting\locking, let it fly.
     
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    strangely when i try OC my card with coolbits I get lockups all the time, but ATI tool seems to work fine. Once I have set clock I want I get no lockups.
     
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    My 7600GT runs 690/1780 using the stock XFX cooler, so your clocks aren't extreme or anything to be surprised about. These cards are amazing overclockers.
     
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    idling at 60C? that sounds a bit toasty, at least in my book.
     

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