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How to Manually Overclock or "Superclock" the EVGA 8800 GT

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June 14, 2008 10:38:16 PM

I just bought the EVGA 8800 GT. The "Superclocked" edition was $50 more, and the guy at the store told us that it wasn't worth it. He said you could make it "Superclocked" yourself. How do I go about doing this?

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June 14, 2008 10:55:13 PM

wexer9 said:
Thanks for the link; downloading now. Any suggestions of what I should set the clock frequency to?



700mhz should be a good place to start for 8800gt. You can increase a bit at a time starting at 700mhz to find the highest stable clock rate. Keep an eye on temperature.
June 14, 2008 10:58:04 PM

how far your card overclocks is pretty much based on the individual card. i would try to increase it in 10mhz incraments, do some tests (play a game) and see if the temps are okay. if okay do another 10 mhz more. and keep on going until the game crashes. then dial it back down and that would be safe maximum that your card can handle. anything else, you need better cooling. i don't know whether nvidia has somekind of control program( ati has catalyst control center which can actually find out hte max that your card can handle, kinda works) that can overclock it with steps for you, but rivatuner can be used to overclock
June 14, 2008 11:02:16 PM

dagger said:
http://downloads.guru3d.com/RivaTuner-v2.09-download-16...
Download and use this. Put the slider on the clock frequency you want and click Apply. :p 

I can't seem to find the slider to control speed...where is it?

dagger said:
Keep an eye on temperature.

What program should I use to monitor temperature on my card?
June 14, 2008 11:06:08 PM

godless said:
how far your card overclocks is pretty much based on the individual card. i would try to increase it in 10mhz incraments, do some tests (play a game) and see if the temps are okay. if okay do another 10 mhz more. and keep on going until the game crashes. then dial it back down and that would be safe maximum that your card can handle. anything else, you need better cooling. i don't know whether nvidia has somekind of control program( ati has catalyst control center which can actually find out hte max that your card can handle, kinda works) that can overclock it with steps for you, but rivatuner can be used to overclock



The max clock rate Catalyst control center finds isn't accurate. You'll end up with more crashes than necessary, and having to tune it back. It's better to oc manually.

Use this for stress test. Loading game is timing consuming, and may not stress the gpu to 100%.
http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/

Rivatuner guide:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/rivatuner-20-fan-speed--o...
June 14, 2008 11:26:47 PM

i think that you can use the latest verion of gpuz to do that. sorry but i'm an ati user right now and i use atitool for that, so i don't know nvidia programs right now
June 14, 2008 11:33:38 PM

godless said:
i think that you can use the latest verion of gpuz to do that. sorry but i'm an ati user right now and i use atitool for that, so i don't know nvidia programs right now

Rivatuner itself can monitor temperature too, but there's a few steps involved to set it up. Gpuz is the easiest to use.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1095/TechPowerUp_G...
June 14, 2008 11:38:14 PM

you gotta link to a guide that allows to see the temp of gpu? does it work on ati card?
June 14, 2008 11:58:20 PM

thanx for the help.
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