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December 15, 2007 7:32:39 PM

Alright basically the point of this thread is for you to post your 8800 GT overclocked clock speeds Core/Shader/Mem and any modifications u may have done to achieve this. Im still currently working on mine.

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December 17, 2007 2:55:31 PM

Currently I have it @ 720/1020 I ran 3Dmark06 stable, crash's during the battlescene on 1040 mem. I have a nice AC Accelero S2 with turbo modules so I'm gonna see how far my core can go. I saw a sig with someones at 720/1080 so I just tried to mirror that. But I believe I can push my core to maybe 740, which some people claim they have done.The most I've seen with my new cooling was 50C with the OC. So I believe I have some nice headroom to the point where the pure output would cause artifacting before heat would.
December 17, 2007 6:29:29 PM

I have the 8800GT 512Mb Superclocked eVGA version. Its stock specs are GPU: 650, Shader: 1625, Memory: 950.
I was able to add 50mHz to GPU and 125mHz to sharer clocks. I did not need to adjust the Memory frequency. Although at the time the fan speed was to low to keep up (before the BIOS update by eVGA for better fan speed management) so I used RivaTuner 2.06 with 169.12 Display Driver (BETA at the time) to manage the fan speed and overclock. I moved the fan speed from constant 25% to 75% and there was a slight noise increase (within an enclosed system). As for performance increase with Crysis, I received twice the amount of frames I got before (40+ Game Settings: Global Settings: High, DX10, 2xAA, 1024,768, benchmark_GPU text). As from a 3DMark06 score had increased by 377 points, 12283 -> 12660. After 700mHz GPU it became unstable, I didn't want to up the memory frequency do to reports that near and above 1000mHz causes failure within a 1 weeks time in some cases. Idle and Max Temps, Before OC, 61C - 90C, After OC 52C - 71C

CPU: http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/3808/cpu1ig9.jpg
GPU: http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/5050/gpu1sy8.jpg (Display Drive has changed since)

Note: These score are never constant for every redo test.
SM 2.0 Score 5578 Marks - > 5862 Marks
SM 3.0 Score 5286 Marks - > 5452 Marks
CPU Score 3189 Marks - > 3176 Marks

Note: Specs of the computer used for this test.
Vista Home Premium 32bit (Score: 5.7 - Hard Disk)
Motherboard: ASUS P5B Deluxe
CPU: Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0gHz -> OC'd 3.6gHz AIR
RAM: A-DATA 2x1Gb DDR2 800 PC2-6400, Patriot 2x512Mb DDR2 800 PC2-6400 (All 3Gig registers)
Video Card: eVGA 8800 GT SC 512Mb (OC see above)
Hard Disk: Seagate 400Gb SATA2 3.0 7400RPM ST3400620AS
Power Supply: Antec 650W Rail System
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December 18, 2007 2:03:14 PM

Okay I found my max without any artifacts using AtiTool, seems as though the most I can go without artifacts is about 710/1040. But the difference from 700/975 is minor. Only scored me roughly 200 more 3DMark06 points. During the testing the core seemed to cap at about 57C after about 15 minutes of scanning artifacts. I'll probbobly stick with the 700/975 since I believe it will lower heat/stress a bit. And from 710/1040 there probbobly in reality is 1/2FPS difference. I thought I would have recieved a lot more from the 65Mhz memory OC on top of the OC. From 900 to 975 brought in nice performance gains. But it seems to fade off after that.
December 18, 2007 5:32:57 PM

Oh never mind its BFG 8800 GT OC, forgot to check your rig stats.

Hey "bildo123" I thought you would include this information in your next post, but you didn't so I will request it. Could you please tell us who is the Manufacturer, and what version of their 8800 GTs that you have in your machine for achieving these number with?

Thanks
December 18, 2007 11:27:46 PM

That would be the BFG 8800GT OC. So technically I'm supposed to be at 620/900. But before I even messed around, RivaTuner saw it as 600/900 default stock settings. And I'm sorry but I didnt mention my cooling which plays a massive role in my temps. I have an ArcticCooling Accelero S2 w/turbo module. My stock cooler would artifact bad/crash if I tried to get anything remote to a OC. Only real reason I went for Aftermarket is because the price was to good to pass up, the had it with instant $5 off bringing it down to $17+ ship, turbo module was $5 off $8 +ship. So I said the hell with it, plus I love doin this kind of stuff. I just wish there was a job that paid good that lets me do this.
December 19, 2007 12:52:54 AM

You know there is a group who does things like that for a living, oh what was their name, ...,.... toms hardware maybe ? :D  but yes I'm a big overclocker myself. One of my beter projects was getting a Pentium D 805 up to 4.1gHz, so Over a full 1.5Gig :bounce: 
December 22, 2007 4:36:05 PM

well i got my EVGA 8800 GT stock oced to 735/1802/990. Im looking for an OC program for vista 64, previous ocing was done in xp.
December 23, 2007 10:14:23 AM

I just ran 3dmark06 stable with an SLI'd 8800GT setup. Oc'd to 730/1040 the score with my quad core q6600 @ 3.2ghz and this SLI configuration was 17,549.
December 23, 2007 1:31:01 PM

dragoncyber said:
I just ran 3dmark06 stable with an SLI'd 8800GT setup. Oc'd to 730/1040 the score with my quad core q6600 @ 3.2ghz and this SLI configuration was 17,549.


I was curious are you also using the stock cooling with stock fans? I'm just wondering because I thought the extra cooling would be able to push it further, at least a little more on the core. Yes the cooling is DEAD silent but if your using the stocks HSF then that seems as though it was the only benefit I gained. Which is why I bought the cheapest solution available. (Which cools pretty damn well for cheap, If with the ATItool scan It never goes over 60 and idles between 38~40, ambient being 20C) Well I guess it was that and also running at stock settings, even those this IS a BFG OC version, was 600/1800 and it hit 80's during atiscan/gaming. So I dunno, I dont think I was going to get anything remote to a OC without aftermarket cooling, as least safely and long lasting.
December 23, 2007 2:01:26 PM

any of you guys know a good soft volt mod or easy pencil volt mod? I really wanna push more out of this 8800 GT i think my mem even at 990 is unstable. btw Q6600 3.6ghz 2 gb ddr2 1006 5-5-5-12, asus p5k deluxe 8800 gt 735/1802/9900 vista 32 3dmark06 14,454
December 23, 2007 2:32:55 PM

I was able to push my EVGA 8800GT superclocked (stock 650/950) to 730/1000 with stock cooler at 100% during 3dmark06. My score:
SM 2.0 4162
SM 3.0 4850
CPU 2131
Overall 9561

I have a 4600 X2 o'cd to 2.95

I think my scores would be in 5k if I had faster proc!

How do I o'c the shader? I cant do that through nvidia control panel.
December 23, 2007 5:27:43 PM

nVidia Control Panel does it like Rivatuner can and links the core clock to the shader clock so your good.
December 23, 2007 8:31:33 PM

bildo123 said:
I was curious are you also using the stock cooling with stock fans? I'm just wondering because I thought the extra cooling would be able to push it further, at least a little more on the core. Yes the cooling is DEAD silent but if your using the stocks HSF then that seems as though it was the only benefit I gained. Which is why I bought the cheapest solution available. (Which cools pretty damn well for cheap, If with the ATItool scan It never goes over 60 and idles between 38~40, ambient being 20C) Well I guess it was that and also running at stock settings, even those this IS a BFG OC version, was 600/1800 and it hit 80's during atiscan/gaming. So I dunno, I dont think I was going to get anything remote to a OC without aftermarket cooling, as least safely and long lasting.


Bildo in response to your questions: I use A Zalman 9700 all coppper heat sink and fan with 6 heat pipes, for my Q6600 @ 3.2 ghz. and I have discovered that this is the highest stable clock speed that I can aquire on air cooling, to keep running on the regular at this speed. The Zalman 9700 is one of the highest rated Air coolers on the market. It keeps my temps (pushing full load) at 51 degress celsius @ 3.2 GHz and on 42 Deg Celsius when Idle.

I USE the stock coolers on the 8800GT's and turn the fan speed up to 100% during benchmarking while I have them clocked at 730/1040 each. As an added safety net I mounted (2) 80mm Antec Red led fans side by side (flush) pushing their combined Air flow into the space between the SLI'd cards, this decreases the temps on both cards by at least 5-7 degrees depending on usage, and looks like a twin after burner at full thrust!! ..it's Nice.

I also use (3) 120mm Antec red led fans to keep good air circulating throughout my case, I use one to specifically cool my three WesternDigital 250 Gb HDDs in my striped array. And the Other 2 are mounted on top of each other Standing, at the bottom front of my case pushing there combined air right across the mother board and graphics cards.
December 23, 2007 11:35:33 PM

i'm currently overclocking my cpu to as high as it will go... during 3dmark it crashes about half way through... sometimes during the cpu test and others during the gpu test. I have it clocked at 730/1000. I'm wondering if since you guys are getting it up to 730/1040 if it might not have anything to do with the gpu settings. If I run everything at lower speeds it doesnt crash. I'm just trying to break 10,000 right now... and I really want to accomplish this feat. So i've tried every combination of gpu settings... it passed once at around 9960 with clocks at 729/995 and my cpu running at 2.9-
December 24, 2007 10:45:45 AM

I guess then for the most part my aftermarket 'cooling solution' is more of a silencing solution then...Considering you are getting 730/1040 as I can only get 710/1040 with no artifacting. BTW do you have your shader unlocked and at a different speed? Ohwell, even if it comes down to just silencing solution it does it damn good, and keeps it quite 'cold'.
December 27, 2007 2:51:48 AM

Breaking news that isnt that important!

And now for the explanation... I was able to Volt mod my 8800GT with a 1Kohm Pot. I adjusted my idle desktop voltage to 1.26V Under load it went between 1.29~1.3V. This enabled me to increase my core to 770, shader to 1900, and my memory at 999.

This gave me a whopping and I mean WHOPPING 124 points over my previous 700/1000 OC in 3DMark06. THATS IT ALL THAT STRESS, and constant image of my $240 card turning into a brick for a crappy 124 points. This volt mod is total buppkis,crap,waste of time. Not only that even with my Accelero S2 and turbo module when I scanned for artifacts my temp rose over 90C! Absolutely not worth anything, not even the $2 and change I spent on the pot.

In other words, if you are able to achieve 700 core 1000 mem just stick with that, it "ain't" gonna get much better. I'm actually pretty confident I'll just remove the entire mod and go back to what I had before. This was a total bummer.
December 27, 2007 3:47:18 AM

Thanks for experimenting for us... I think i'll keep my 700/1000 o'c
January 9, 2008 9:42:13 PM

BFG OC 625/1566/900 standard
oc to 700/1750/950 with thermalright HR-03GT
never goes over 46 degrees
January 9, 2008 11:57:59 PM

well im not gonna hard volt mod but i cant really achieve stable clocks any higher than 735/1840/985.. Ive got these clocks in the bios and its been stable. ATItool for 20 min no artifacts. Does heat up quite a bit am on stock cooler (75c). i guess i got crappy mem but im pretty happy with my core and shader. With Q6600 at 3.6 i get 14,554 06.
January 10, 2008 3:54:35 PM

papasmurf211 said:
well im not gonna hard volt mod but i cant really achieve stable clocks any higher than 735/1840/985.. Ive got these clocks in the bios and its been stable. ATItool for 20 min no artifacts. Does heat up quite a bit am on stock cooler (75c). i guess i got crappy mem but im pretty happy with my core and shader. With Q6600 at 3.6 i get 14,554 06.


Dont worry about the memory, I believe I'm really lucky for the 1Ghz stable OC. The real world performance gain of 15Mhz more wouldnt be noticable, what is cool is your core and shader are much higher than mine. I believe my shader even crashed at 1800 after awhile of heavy gaming. so I'm at 700/1750/1000 - 24/7

Almost forgot, I did hard volt mod mine and did get impressive OC numbers in RivaTuner but benchmarks (3dmark06/doom3) showed almost no improvement. By impressive, I mean 770/1925/1000. I only scored about 125 point extra in 3dmark06. I ran the doom3 timedemo and again no fps increase. (okay maybe 1fps but it actually scored lower than the orginal OC the first run around, I ran it 3 times and wrote the score each time.) So the volt mod should not be bothered with.
January 27, 2008 5:06:37 AM

I just have a quick question about my 3dmarks score. My Q6600 is running at 3.6ghz and my 8800GT is at 721/1802/979 (core/shader/memory/) with two caviar se16 raided 0, 4 gb of 800 mhz 4-4-4-12 ram amd an asus maximus formula. However my 3dmarks score is a bit low (I think) 13080 (Sm2 5335, sm3 5212 and cpu 5008). Could this be because of vista 64 or what? any ideas?
January 27, 2008 8:43:08 AM

Your score is fine.
January 27, 2008 1:44:19 PM

DJ898 said:
I just have a quick question about my 3dmarks score. My Q6600 is running at 3.6ghz and my 8800GT is at 721/1802/979 (core/shader/memory/) with two caviar se16 raided 0, 4 gb of 800 mhz 4-4-4-12 ram amd an asus maximus formula. However my 3dmarks score is a bit low (I think) 13080 (Sm2 5335, sm3 5212 and cpu 5008). Could this be because of vista 64 or what? any ideas?


does seem a bit low, i can get 13670 with Q6600 3.24, 8800GT 700/1750/950 2gb ddr2 800 cas4 all on same board "max form" im using vista X86 so maybe it is vista X64?
is your overclock stable? are you putting enough volts through CPU?
January 27, 2008 3:14:55 PM

Its stable. @ Valtiel the V10 looks awesome!
January 27, 2008 8:38:10 PM

DJ898 said:
Its stable. @ Valtiel the V10 looks awesome!


Yeah it does, doesn't it? I hope it performs at least half as well as it looks :D .
February 15, 2008 8:30:23 PM

I don't even want to OC my card. I just bought the eVGA 8800GT 512MB 600Mhz a few weeks ago and it runs around 70C during NWN2. I knew it was going to run hot but damn. I should have taken the advice of multiple posters and gotten the new 8800GTS 512MB.

February 15, 2008 10:21:50 PM

Dunkel said:
I don't even want to OC my card. I just bought the eVGA 8800GT 512MB 600Mhz a few weeks ago and it runs around 70C during NWN2. I knew it was going to run hot but damn. I should have taken the advice of multiple posters and gotten the new 8800GTS 512MB.

Yeah, I'm always suggesting to get the 8800GTS 512MB over the 8800GT.
February 15, 2008 11:11:15 PM

I just ran 3Dmark06 at 730/1000 with 2 8800GT's and an E8400 @ 3.6GHZ. It BSOD! I dont know why. I didnt have time to mess around. Anyone else having BSOD problems during an overclocking benchmark?

I may remove and reinstall Ntune/control panel and all nvidia drivers and then reinstall.

What are people using to overclock cards? Does the program you use allow for fan control like Ntune?

My last successful overclock was 700/950 and I scored around 16800 in 3Dmark06. I would like to break 18k sometime with a more stable overclock of the cpu and gpu's.
February 15, 2008 11:30:07 PM

I use Rivatuner, which allows fan control. If you know how, you can even set fan profiles in which it automatically sets the fan speed at certain temperature.

I have never had a BSOD due to OCing the vidcard. You might want to grab ATI tools and check your stability.
February 16, 2008 12:39:31 AM

What are ATI tools? I was just thinking about flashing bios, reinstalling some programs like nvidia control panel, ntune and crysis (didnt instal correctly... dont think it has anything to do with it but want to for peace of mind)

Would Prime95 be able to tell me if I am stable? Also I tried to download memtest but it says I cant because it's not compatible with 64 bit OS or something like that. In bios I have this nvidia memory thing... I forget what it's called... can I use that for memory testing?
February 16, 2008 12:43:46 AM

ATI tools is a vidcard OCing tool. I like to use the "scan for artifacts" feature so I know if the vidcard will register artifacts or not. Also, viewing the 3dwindow can let you know your load temps. For more info, look at the video card OCing guide here.

You don't need to flash any bios, just use ATI tools and Rivatuner.
February 16, 2008 11:30:36 PM

I'm pretty sure the BSOD was due to NTUNE. Well I know it was. When I try to open nview monitor it BSODs without doing anything else. They really ought to release a new NTune.

I kinda didn't like Rivatuner. I couldn't control my fan speeds like I could with NTUNE. Anyhow I tried it and it worked fine. I also kept ntune and ran another test run at 715/950 and it finished 3dmark06 fine.

What are some getting as far as overclocks on a stock cooler? I tried 730/1000 and it just doesnt work like it does for some. I will try to bump it up to 720/995 next. I am only doing the overclocks for benchmarks. I could care less for games.
February 17, 2008 9:05:35 AM

yes, get a Thermalright HR-03GT, with good fan it wont go above 47 degrees load!
February 17, 2008 4:16:56 PM

hughyhunter said:
I'm pretty sure the BSOD was due to NTUNE. Well I know it was. When I try to open nview monitor it BSODs without doing anything else. They really ought to release a new NTune.

I kinda didn't like Rivatuner. I couldn't control my fan speeds like I could with NTUNE. Anyhow I tried it and it worked fine. I also kept ntune and ran another test run at 715/950 and it finished 3dmark06 fine.

What are some getting as far as overclocks on a stock cooler? I tried 730/1000 and it just doesnt work like it does for some. I will try to bump it up to 720/995 next. I am only doing the overclocks for benchmarks. I could care less for games.

There's a guide here on the top. Read that, you will be able to get your max OC.
February 18, 2008 12:48:01 PM

I read the guide and understanding it well. I am having a few issues with Rivatuner:

1. When I installed it there was a message saying that the version of Rivatuner was not the latest version for the drivers that I was using. I am using latest version of Geforce driver 169.25 and the Rivatuner version is: 2.06v

2. When I increase the fan speed it doesnt seem that the speed is even nearly as high (because of noise) as it would be with nvidia control panel. I think it's only increasing the speed of one of the 8800GT's that I have. How can I make it so that it will increase both gpu fans?

Those are the only reasons I am not liking Rivatuner.

Also has anyone been experiencing BSOD with nvidia control panel? I BSOD right when I enter the control panel. It's annoying as I would like to overclock with that (just because it's easy) but will have to learn Rivatuner now.
February 18, 2008 3:19:02 PM

1.) Don't worry, Rivatuner isn't up to date yet.

2.) I think there's driver support issues with the 8800 G92 and Rivatuner right now.

As for your BSOD, Vista perhaps?
February 19, 2008 1:51:13 AM

I am running Vista home premium 64 bit... I think it's a possibility that it could be the issue. I will continue to try. I wish software would have less bugS!
February 21, 2008 2:45:37 PM

Dunkel said:
I don't even want to OC my card. I just bought the eVGA 8800GT 512MB 600Mhz a few weeks ago and it runs around 70C during NWN2. I knew it was going to run hot but damn. I should have taken the advice of multiple posters and gotten the new 8800GTS 512MB.


Up the fan speed, anything past 45% for me was too much noise wise. So I slapped a AC accelero S2 on it w/turbo modules.
February 22, 2008 2:10:11 AM

How do you like the AC accelero bildo? What temps do it keep the gpu at? How much did you pay and where? Is it loud?

What else are some using for aftermarket coolers. I need to get one of these desperately. I can barley pass at 730/1000 once in 3dmark06.
February 26, 2008 2:22:46 PM

hughyhunter said:
How do you like the AC accelero bildo? What temps do it keep the gpu at? How much did you pay and where? Is it loud?

What else are some using for aftermarket coolers. I need to get one of these desperately. I can barley pass at 730/1000 once in 3dmark06.


Sorry for the delayed response

1) Love it, works very good for the price, also this is with the turbo module fans AC sells
2) Normally during heavy gaming It'll go around 47C, the hottest I have seen it get was 53C after 15 minutes of ATI's artifact scan. It Idle's at 38~40C depending on my ambient which can range from 20C~23C
3)How much? This is the best part, the heatsink it was $17 and the turbo module was only $8. Just add shipping and there you go. This is from NewEgg
4)Another awesome point, even with the fans it literally still sounds like a passive solution. And I highly recommend the fans, for their cost to performance ratio is amazing.

Take note this is the Accelero S2, not the S1(I think its $24), the difference is that the S1 has 2 more heatpipes and from what I've read gets slightly better temps. Also the Accelero competes very well against the other $40~$50 solutions. Installation was a littler nerve wrecking(Having a $230 card for 1 day and already ripping it apart is akward) but fairly quick. All in all if you want to get a VGA cooler grab one of the Accelero's.
February 27, 2008 8:02:31 PM

Update: Alright im done ocing my rig. Btw just a thermaltake duorb for my 8800 gt, peaks at 45c

CPU: Q6600 @ 3.6 ghz 401 x 9.0 1.2875v (Tuniq tower lapped)
RAM: 4 gb corsair pc2-6400 DHX 963 mhz 5-5-5-12 (Ai Clock Twister: Strong)
Mobo: Asus Maximus X38
GPU: EVGA 8800 GT (Duorb) 735/1840/985
Sound: X-Fi Xtrememusic
HDD: 2x WD 10,000 rpm 16mb cache Raptors RAID0
Antec 900 Case
Xp Pro 32-bit

All overclocks have been tested and stable, this is the max i can achieve on my 8800 GT :(  bit disappointed.
My cpu has a VID of 1.2250v :D  however im limited by my cooling, peaks at 59c.

3Dmark06: 15,307
Im done ocing everything, its time to enjoy my games and just play.

February 27, 2008 9:50:47 PM

Nice job @papasmurf211

I can't get my EVGA 8800GT past 711, and not because of heat. Mine never gets above 70C.

I did a lot of OCing today as well.

CPU: E2160 @ 3.2
GPU: eVGA 8800GT @ 702/1728/972

3DMark06: 11194

My goal was to break 12k in 3DMark but OCing the CPU does a lot for that then OCing the GPU. I'll shoot for 3.4GHz next week. 11k is still pretty good for what I have.....I think :heink:  .

Thanks to cnumartyr, Evilonigiri, CompuTronix, (music starts to play, I choke back some tears) and everyone else....you know who you are!
February 28, 2008 1:23:09 AM

Dunkel said:
Nice job @papasmurf211

I can't get my EVGA 8800GT past 711, and not because of heat. Mine never gets above 70C.

I did a lot of OCing today as well.

CPU: E2160 @ 3.2
GPU: eVGA 8800GT @ 702/1728/972

3DMark06: 11194

My goal was to break 12k in 3DMark but OCing the CPU does a lot for that then OCing the GPU. I'll shoot for 3.4GHz next week. 11k is still pretty good for what I have.....I think :heink:  .

Thanks to cnumartyr, Evilonigiri, CompuTronix, (music starts to play, I choke back some tears) and everyone else....you know who you are!


Don't worry about not getting past 711 on your 8800GT mine is exactly the same way. I actually tried volt modding it again to see if it would help at higher resolutions since I got my new 24" monitor. Even when all the way @ 750/1915/995 all I gained was 2% in the sythetic 3DMark06. So even if it could go faster it doesn't seem to help in our case with the E21xx series cpu's, maybe with a more powerfull cpu like an OC Q6600 I would have seen the results shown to me, but ahwell.
February 28, 2008 6:58:13 AM

papasmurf211 said:
Update: Alright im done ocing my rig. Btw just a thermaltake duorb for my 8800 gt, peaks at 45c

CPU: Q6600 @ 3.6 ghz 401 x 9.0 1.2875v (Tuniq tower lapped)
RAM: 4 gb corsair pc2-6400 DHX 963 mhz 5-5-5-12 (Ai Clock Twister: Strong)
Mobo: Asus Maximus X38
GPU: EVGA 8800 GT (Duorb) 735/1840/985
Sound: X-Fi Xtrememusic
HDD: 2x WD 10,000 rpm 16mb cache Raptors RAID0
Antec 900 Case
Xp Pro 32-bit

All overclocks have been tested and stable, this is the max i can achieve on my 8800 GT :(  bit disappointed.
My cpu has a VID of 1.2250v :D  however im limited by my cooling, peaks at 59c.

3Dmark06: 15,307
Im done ocing everything, its time to enjoy my games and just play.

Awesome overclock! You said you are only at 1.22v for cpu vcore? That's great! Most are having to run 1.35-1.45 for 400mhz x 9multi.

Can you get the gpu to run at 1000mhz memory in 3dmark?
Dunkel said:
Nice job @papasmurf211

I can't get my EVGA 8800GT past 711, and not because of heat. Mine never gets above 70C.

I did a lot of OCing today as well.

CPU: E2160 @ 3.2
GPU: eVGA 8800GT @ 702/1728/972

3DMark06: 11194

My goal was to break 12k in 3DMark but OCing the CPU does a lot for that then OCing the GPU. I'll shoot for 3.4GHz next week. 11k is still pretty good for what I have.....I think :heink:  .

Thanks to cnumartyr, Evilonigiri, CompuTronix, (music starts to play, I choke back some tears) and everyone else....you know who you are!


This too is a great overclock. I think if you get an aftermarket cooler for the card... like the Akimbo from EVGA or a Zalman VF1000 and the accelero like bildo has you will get that sucker up to 730/1000.

When I benched my E8400 at 4205mhz with 2 EVGA 8800GT's set to 724/995 I scored 18661 in 3dmark06.... that's with Vista 64bit. I really wish I new what I could get with XP. Some say they are breaking 20k with the same set-up. I cant wait for new futuremark benchmark that requires Vista to compare.
February 28, 2008 11:30:16 AM

Well, I have a new question about our 8800GT's. Is this rumor of the card breaking overtime with the memory speed @ or above 1Ghz true, or is it a bunch of bull? I am able to push my memory all the way to 1040. And during my testing last night to see if my volt mod added any real performance gain(hardly any over my non-voltmod OC)I played with the memory. I opened up fraps and portal. I have portal maxed out at 1920x1200. What I would do is load a certain lvl and not move and watch the fps counter. I would then change clocks, reload the lvl, not moving, and watch the fps counter go up and down. By this method going from my 700/1750/990 to 750/1915/990 I literally gained 1 FPS. So I cranked my memory up to 1040, and bam just like that my FPS counter went up 3~4FPS. For only adding 50MHz on the memory and no volt mod required that's a fairly solid jump at these settings. Now I even tried this on my non-volt modded settings of 700/1750/990, and again changed the memory up to 1040 and again gained another 3~4FPS even with the core being 50MHz undeclocked and the shader 165Mhz underclocked. So it's appearent that the memory speed has a pretty significant effect, at least in portal. Unfortunatly I don't have many other FPS to test it on considering HL2 is giving me a wierd error I have to go fix now(And it wasn't due to the overclocking :p ) Seems to be steam related...
February 28, 2008 12:25:42 PM

@hubyyhunter....GPU temps aren't stopping me. My card never gets above 68C :D  .
February 28, 2008 12:28:28 PM

@bildo123...What's your 3DMark06 score?
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