Im saving up for a HD4850 IceQ4 TurboX so in the meantime I will try overclocking this card...
Last night I left it at
702mhz Core Clock
1500mhz Shader Clock
900(1800)mhz Mem Clock
So far no artifacts. I tried to OC it to the clocks of a GTS but I got artifacts..
Is this card safe to OC even just a little bit more than what I have already done.. I used RivaTuner and Im on the latest drivers from nvidia.. Any tips on OCing this card will be appreciated ..thanks.
VoodooDan from HP here. First off, it has to be said that overclocking is inherently not that safe – so you definitely do so at your own risk. However, it is relatively safe to overclock with just a frequency increase. You run into danger if you start applying more voltage to components to push them even further. Essentially, once you hit artefacts or instability, you’ve peaked. Each chip is a bit different than the next, so you have to find your own ceiling.
haha yeah but whenever i go about 20mhz above what i have it now, it crashes. lack of voltage? i think so... love the DDR3 on it though! i mean 3 generations later and nvidia is still using GDDR3?? btw, most 7600GS's use ddr2 so..
There are instructions out there on a pencil mod for that card, but you do so at your own risk. Of course, your warranty becomes void and I always caution folks about voltage. Crashing due to too high a freq or getting artifacts when you hit the limit of your card is one thing, but frying the board due to too much voltage is another. You seem to have a good chip with that temperature. I say count yourself lucky and run as is.
im not believing u got a 50% oc on ur 7600GS i know enough to know that thats bs, on stock cooling, stock fan speed....MAYBE LN2, but thats crap that means the 400mhz core(i think) u got 600mhz, BS buddy!!!!