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    Hi, new to the forums here, but I have a question about not being able to stabally OC my graphics card. I have tried to increase my cards (BFG 7800GS OC) core and mem frequency. I cant really get it to stabally run a game at 415 for the core and 620 mem. Could it be that my system memory is 2 different brands and not very good RAM? Or could this be b/c I have not increased any voltages at all in the BIOS? Sorry for all the Q's but am I expecting too much? Thanks

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    i'm not familar with what are considered decent overclocks for a 7800GS, but it just sounds like you've hit a wall there. The BFG 7800 GS is already overclocked from 375 to 400 so trying for 415 might be asking too much, but it's just a guess really.

    All the options in the BIOS are for the CPU/Mem, don't worry about those for a GPU. What system memory you have shouldn't make a difference either.

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    Nah M8 you should be able to clock that to at least 450MHz, Alot of people around have them at 480-500 stable, but im not sure if there volt modded.

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    ok, great, by the way should have mentioned that to test the overclocking on my vid card, in the past I have just ran 3DMark. Is this a good stress test for the purpose or should I just run a game for a little while. Also, would it be a good idea to keep trying to get a good overclock or wil this damage my card?

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    3Dmark is fine if you just keep looping it.

    And personally i would be very unhappy with your overclocks

    if you cant get any higher than 420 id exchange the card.

    Sorry i cant help you much, As i dont own this card (yet) im going by other peoples benchmarks
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    Well i guess its due to your cooling.. plus personally BFG aren't very good at overclocking.. as i couldn't overclock my old 7800GT by much.. only around 80-100mhz on both the core/memory using watercooling.
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    ok, well thanks very much ciro and carbine for the feedback it is prolly a combo of the fact that it is already an OC'd card and the cooling. Did some research and there are NO aftermarket coolers for this card. This was no doubt the last upgrade for my AGP system cause of lack of overall compatability and universal upgrades. Thanks again. Oh and p.s this doesnt mean I wont stop trying to push for every clock I can get on this card, LOL:rolleyes:

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