Overclocking my 9800gt 1gb edition with precision x
I have been overclocking my 9800 with precision x but I've learned it needs to be done slowly. As I go higher should I tweak the voltage? Voltage is at 1050 mV and will only go up to 1075mV. The gpu clock is at 721mhz and the memory clock is at 1021mhz. I tried to go to 800 and 1100 but I notice lines and stuff, is this because the the card can't handle it or it isn't getting enough power? Cause I know it isn't cause it's too hot I'm in my basement and it stays pretty cold down here plus I have a bunch of fans blowing air in and exhausting out, the gpu rarely goes above 70 degrees C unless there's a lot of stuff going on in SC2 at which case it MAYBE goes to like 72 degrees C
Theoretically shouldn't I be able to OC it to the max precision will let me as long as it doesn't get too hot?
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Yes, but stability comes into play. You have to raise clocks and test it. If it's unstable, raise the voltage. If it's good, raise the frequency, test again. And so on.