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boosting the voltage with nibitor is only going to make it so OC OV protection wont kick in youll need to pencil or solder on your card to increase voltage.
 

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any luck with points on that pcb for a vmod yet sol? my nets been down for days and now its finally back :D:D:D:D:D
 
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any luck with points on that pcb for a vmod yet sol? my nets been down for days and now its finally back :D:D:D:D:D
I think... Solaris17 has been very busy with... DVD
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Thanks for the help of this site this is what I was able to do :rolleyes:
 

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oh, thats with the stock cooler on the eVGA model :)
 

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very nice Dobbie! those clocks will make the 8600Gt fly :D and yes, praise be to this awesome forum, but also Solaris deserves your thanks as he single handedly made those 8600 guides, he is the 8600 god.

although from experience i would say that you should be able to clock the shaders up to 1700mhz +, if you are using rivatuner, make sure the core and shader clocks are "unlinked" and go nuts. they clock up in steppings that are as follows:

1404 - 1458 - 1512 - 1566 - 1620 - 1674 - 1728 - 1782 - 1836 - 1890 - 1944 -1998

even though GPU-Z shows 1450, your actual effective shader speed will be 1458, and the rivatuner monitor will show accurate values. also i believe these shader increments apply to all geforce 8 and 9 series cards.

oh and FIY, my 8600's run at 850 core 1836 shaders and 1700 memory, thanks to a little pencil modding that Solaris got us onto :D
 

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I tried the pencil mod but I don't have a voltage meter to see how much more I'm getting by doing it. I'm mostly just surprised that my first trails of VGA OC turned out so good :)
 
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if you tried the pencil mod you should be able to hit 800 on the core easily
I did 890 on the stock cooler, although i did hit 105C on load :laugh: :eek: :D :rockout:
 

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ive benched at 900 core but it doesn't like many games :p and luckily XFX put a Zalman on it so it was only at 80 degrees.
 
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Nice man i got the same card what picture did you go off to pencil mod lol I tired to o/c with out and my fps went down bad lol

Thanks for the help of this site this is what I was able to do :rolleyes:
 

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ill pm you the pics right now m8
 
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ive benched at 900 core but it doesn't like many games :p and luckily XFX put a Zalman on it so it was only at 80 degrees.
after I put my Thermalright V2 on it it didn't go past 53C on 920 core in 27C room :toast:
 

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very nice 920 core! as soon as i can find out the solder points im shooting straight for 1ghz :D
 
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i couldn't bench at 920 though lol
 

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yeah at 900 mine would ATi tool artifact scan 100% fine, but try running cod4 or crysis or the likes and it crashed,
 
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you should probably pencil over it again

EDIT: I always gamed at 900/2160/1000(2000 effective) no problem :rockout:
 
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hmmm, i cant get more than 1836 shaders, and 1700 memory on mine... so yeah ill do another good pencilling on em, but like i said, those resistors are what im holding out for :D worked a treat on my 8800GT
 

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you should probably pencil over it again

EDIT: I always gamed at 900/2160/1000(2000 effective) no problem :rockout:
I did try penciling it, but I only got about 20 more on the core before the driver started stop responding very few min so I don't know what to do now. After pushing more than 30 I ran into artifacts.
 
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I did try penciling it, but I only got about 20 more on the core before the driver started stop responding very few min so I don't know what to do now. After pushing more than 30 I ran into artifacts.
what card/brand/model do you have?
 

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im really sorry i havent gotten to you guys yet im just really busy and i cant concentrate on it right now i tried but im just multitasking to much but i havent forgotten
 

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eVGA 8600 GT 256mb. 720 core is when the driver starts to go crazy.
 
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im really sorry i havent gotten to you guys yet im just really busy and i cant concentrate on it right now i tried but im just multitasking to much but i havent forgotten
It's alright :toast: you've helped us enough as it is :respect:
 
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eVGA 8600 GT 256mb. 720 core is when the driver starts to go crazy.
If you want to go higher you're going to need to do the penciling ;)
 

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If you want to go higher you're going to need to do the penciling ;)
I'll give it a try again. I'll try and see if I can get a voltage meter from a friend to see what I'm really working with for voltages on the core and mem.
 

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dobbie you should be able to follow my mod guide exactly i have the same card type.