Q6600 @ 3.6 GHz + 8800 GTS (G92 OC)

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1600 MHz FSB, 3.6 GHz Q6600, DDR2-800 4-4-4-12.

8800 GTS 512 MB with reference clocks... I'll be working on OCing it on the stock cooler and will later get an HR-03GT for it. I'll let you all know how it goes.
 

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Nice.

On my 3.15GHz Q6600 and a heavily OC'ed 8800GTS 320mb (675/1605/1050), I get around 13500. My cpu gets a good 600+ points lower than yours, so the 8800GTS 512mb is as good as the reviews says it is.
 

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Now it's time for some FUN!

Had to add support for the GPU in Rivatuner, but it works fine now... CFG Editing ftw... Anyways.

Testing: GT1/HDR1 3DMark06 Tests.

Max GPU Temp w/ Regular Fan Speed: 83C
Max GPU Temp w/ 100% Fan Speed: 48C

All I can say is ....wow. Going to have some OCing fun and find some quick maxes.
 

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Linked until I get artifacts, then back them off til I find which one sucks.

Stock was 670/1674/972

Up to 820/2048/972.....
 

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UPS are such retards. They accidentally left my 8800 GTS at the last station and its delayed till tomorrow... It was supposed to come today and I would have been the one posing my OCing results right now... F*** you UPS!
 

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FINALLY Got it to artifact....

Crashed at 1166 MHz Memory... Had 1149 MHz Memory working for a test, going to run it for a full test to make sure it doesn't artifact. 1154 MHz Memory also crashed.. looks like 1149 MHz is my maximum there.

Edit: I'll be gone for an hour or so in a bit, going to push it til then... after that I'll get back on things tonight.
 

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Yea I didnt mean what I said about UPS haha... Sh*T happens... I was just all exited that cnumartyr and I where going to get our cards on the same day.

I really can't wait to work on mine = )
 

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"Settled" on 820/2052/1107 on stock cooler...

Going to play some Crysis on it tonight for a while to see how it does.. When loading games with anything over 1115 MHz Memory it would crash. Anything over 848 MHz core would cause artifacts.
 

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Do you use 3dmark to test for artifacts? Or ATI tools?

I recommend using ATI tools because if it doesn't artifact using that program, it won't artifact anywhere.
 

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I normally use a 3D Mark 06 test, then when I think it's ok, run a full 3D Mark 06 and check.
 

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I used to do that too, running 3dmark on loop for couple hours to make sure there isn't a single artifact due to heat or anything. However when I got Cod4, I noticed artifact that wasn't present in 3dmark06.

Checked it with ATI tools and the whole 3d window immediately filled with yellow dots.
 

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Same thing just happened to me at 820... Oh well. It'll be fun for benching... how long did you let ATi Tool run for before you switched to a game?
 

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Well I figured for 24/7 usage I'd go with 2 minutes. For benching I'm only going 15-20 seconds.. Finished up the OC via ATiTool for my 24/7 usage, 3D Marking it now and I'll post up the results in a bit, looking at temps. Fan is a touch loud at full speed so I'd like to drop it down some... aiming for about 70C fully loaded. Still much less than the reference heat.

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811/1890/1107

Shaders were holding the GPU back a bit when they were linked. Peaked at 53C during 3DMark06 with stock cooler at 100%.
 

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That is a damn good overclock, my 8800 GT (stock 600/1500/900) only reaches 735/1814/985. Core artifacts at 745, shader at 1830, mem crashes anything above 1000. 8800 GTS is much better.. damn. With my Q6600 at 3.6 i get 14,547 3dmarks with the oc on the gpu.

Thinking about going to microcenter, getting a GTS G92 put the cooler on my GT and try to bring it back :D
 

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Checked the BIOS. 100C is the Critical GPU temp... Keeping it below 80C is going to be my goal. GPU Core is at 1.15v at stock... hopefully it'll be up around 1.2v later this week.
 

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If there's a lock I haven't run into it yet. Ran NiBiTor v3.7 and got the BIOS file off of it, edited the max voltage form 1.15 to 1.2v. Talked to a few people with 8800 GTs and they used 1.2v.

If there is a lock within nvFlash or that I will run into while trying to update it, I'll let you know.

Edit: I've seen some more and seen some yes's and no's.. Looks like we'll have to find out!