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Going for a Ghz on water-Palit 8800 GT 1GB

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Palit 8800 GT 1GB-1Ghz on H2O

So, I set a goal for myself recently. I decided I was gonna hit 1Ghz on my Palit 8800 GT 1GB Super+ on only water, and be able to complete at least one benchmark before it either went up in smoke (what I expect to happen. lol), or I reached it's limits in general.

Now, this isn't for the purpose of shattering benchmark records, but mostly for "proof of concept", and to just to figure out I can do it.

My chosen bench is Furmark. I wanted a short one to minimize the risk of damage, even tho Fur is a known core heater. Heat vs. short duration, heh, tough choice. lol.

Lets start off with a couple pics, shall we.

These are pics of my overall setup. (Yes, this is what I use on a daily basis. lol) Notice I'm using 2 seperate loops. a 3x120 on my cpu, and a 1x120 on the Palit.




Here's a close-up of the back of the card. It's v-modded for core and mem. It is also OCP (Over Current Protection) modded, thus the 3rd VR you see there. The OCP mod is crucial to achieving my goal. Without it, the card would shut down under load at anything above about 1.54V. This mod didn't completely eliminate OCP tho. If I could completely eliminate it, I feel I could accomplish even more. Excuse the sloppy work. I wasn't trying for pretty, just trying to get it done.



Here, we have the reason I needed the OCP to achieve a benchable 1Ghz (take note of the pic's name :D )



This is where I've gotten so far. 950Mhz. So close, yet so far. lol.



Here's a bench on Vantage @ 950Mhz. Good for the top Single 8800GT score on the Orb. http://service.futuremark.com/searc...inorversion=1&scoretype=1&scoreFrom=&scoreTo=


I do have a gpu-z validation at 1GHz, I just can't get it to bench at it yet. lol. http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/vcdub/





My thanks go out to Palit, and DaMulta and Palit_Guy. Without them, I wouldn't be able to attempt this.
 
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Nice going WileE! Try other benches like HDRbench, 3DM06.

Man! I want that mouse :shadedshu
 

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Nice going WileE! Try other benches like HDRbench, 3DM06.

Man! I want that mouse :shadedshu
Thanks Bta. So far, OCP kicks in before I can get the other benches to run. I have a few more tricks up my sleeve tho. Hope they work. I also have 3 more cards to try on. Stay tuned in the coming weeks. :D

EDIT: Oh, and I love my mouse. Even more than the G5 I had before it. OCZ Equalizer (just a rebadged A4Tech X7)
 

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excellent job.
 

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congrats :toast:

i didnt get much more out of my with the voltmod , just 40mhz on the cpu :(

im thing the temps are to high but dont have phase or tecs :cry:

good job :rockout:
 
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I'm going to have to say this...


It's not 1GHz. :(
The FUR bench was run on stock clocks.
 

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What did you use to set and confirm the clocks? Rivatuner would be the best, most reliable prog. GPU-Z doesn't read the actual frequency from the core, but a string written in a register of the driver.
 

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2381 matches spot on to stock.
What did you use to set and confirm the clocks? Rivatuner would be the best, most reliable prog. GPU-Z doesn't read the actual frequency from the core, but a string written in a register of the driver.

I flashed it.

I think you may be right tho. I'm gonna try flashing both the 2d and 3d clocks, and see if it'll run.

If not, I may need some help getting rid of this pesky OCP. lol.
 

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Ok largon, you are right. Thanks for not letting me make a total ass of myself. lol. Looks like I have some more work to do. 1st post edited to reflect changes.
 

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Alright, sorry for the triple post, but updated first post. 950MHz so far. I think I might have to try one of my other cards. Just don't get the feeling this will hit 1GHz. I have 3 more to try.
 
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Lol, I wonder how many you'll break before you reach 1Ghz :p
 

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lol. Probably 4. (AKA: All that I have. lol)
 
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lol. Shhhhhhhhhh.
 
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Did you apply the OCP mod we discussed about on XS and did it help some?
 
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Wow!! Good luck on your quest... Mind sending a card to me jk!! What do you guys do for a living!!! Those parts and specs of your machines are monstrous and monstrous in price here at our country lmao!! That'd cost ya like 60-100k pesos!! Scary to mod here...
 

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Nice work wile.



I have a mod that lets you flash the voltage from 1.0 to 1.55 now within the BIOS.
 

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whoa... very impressive wile e... good luck man!

btw, i guess you're back on the hardware killing streak? lol jk
 

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2381 matches spot on to stock.
What did you use to set and confirm the clocks? Rivatuner would be the best, most reliable prog. GPU-Z doesn't read the actual frequency from the core, but a string written in a register of the driver.

i think Alex fixed that..because of the confusion of the 9 series and bus overclocking i think alex changed it to read from the driver as well..when i tested it both clocks would read the same.
 

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Well, you could feed the cards into a blender but this is definitely more entertaining. :laugh:
 

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damn, Wile, nice!


a thought on the cooling, and not sure how well this would work for you . . . but, have you given any thought to placing that radiator in a bucket of ice water?

Just a thought, taken from seeing how some nut-jobs in the auto world run their intercoolers during autocross runs . . . inside a cooler full of ice water laying on the passenger floor board :laugh:



BTW, I like how a $250 case has been parted out! :toast:
 
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Benchmark Scores It does boot up? I think.
i think Alex fixed that..because of the confusion of the 9 series and bus overclocking i think alex changed it to read from the driver as well..when i tested it both clocks would read the same.
Hardware monitoring in RT 2.09 (still) gives the actual clocks.
 

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For water those are some killer clocks


I hope you do hit the 1Ghz mark.
 
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