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Old 06-29-2005, 11:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i got a 9600xt aiw without a temp monitor.i just thru on a vga silencer with massive heatsink and am currently overclocking slowly.my question is about artifacts testing with 3dmark and atitool.if artfacts show on these tests and i underclock it in time will my card still be ok.(i know there is always some risk).
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Old 06-30-2005, 01:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Those software won't let you burn your card. I've oc my x300se to over 500MHz more than once and my card still runs fine. It just resets your card.
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I don't really understand the question. If what you are asking is should you have a temp monitor? Then yes, always have one especially for overclocking, even a little bit. If you start to see tearing and artifacts in the gameplay or whatever you are doing, you will want to turn down the overclocking at that point.
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sorry if it was unclear.what i was saying is my video card doesnt have a way to monitor temps.but i want to overclock.so if i o/c until it starts to artifact,then turn it down 10-15mhz will it be ok. or will even slight artifacting kill it.
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no artifacting won't kill it....how do you think people OC'd cards the many generations before these cards had temp monitors
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