Radeon 9500 Pro Overclock

Black_Cat

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I've been playing around with my Saphire 9500 Pro. I have been modestly overclocking this card for a while at 339/308 using Rage3d tweak without any problem. The reason I only overclocked it to the 339/308 was the presence of little dots all over the screen especially with video playback. I didn't get any artifacts, just little annoying dots. The more I overclocked it the more dots appeared.

I was playing around with it last night and was able to crank it up to 355/319 without any artifacts or dots. Then I turned the pc on this morning and the dots came back! I restarted and the dots disappeared and everthing seems fine. WTF?

Usefull info:
Abit IS-10
P4C 2.6
512MB Kingston HyperX
Catalyst 4.3
Rage3d Tweak
<A HREF="http://www.3dchipset.com/bios/ati/warp11/index.php" target="_new">Warp11's 9500 Pro BIOS</A> (allows overclocking)

Also I scored 14224 with the memory set at 339/308 and 14384 at 355/319 in 3dMark2001SE. Does that sound about right?


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Willamette_sucks

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Those little white dots ARE artifacts dude. Core artifacts.
Dunno why they would be there sometimes, and not others, besides maybe temp differences? Make sure you don't see them though, in whatever you're doing. THE DOTS ARE BAAAADDD!!! :(

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Black_Cat

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Oh. I thought artifacts were anomolies that occurred during 3d apps. When I turned my PC on the dots were there. I restarted without doing anything and they disappeared. My PC has been on for about 6 hours at 355/319 with no dots so I don't think it's a cooling issue. Also, I ran 3dMark 2001SE a couple of times and observed very closely. No artifacts whatsoever. Weird, eh?

You've tried and failed. The lesson here is, never try again. -- Homer Simpson.