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12-05-07, 09:13 PM #1
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Is there a certain temp before artifacts?
Come to find out my 8800 is capapble of clocking at 700/1800/1000 just fine it was stable for 3hours in ati tool and while doing 3dmark 06. The emps stayed at 58 celsious practically the whole time until i put 2 instances of orthos and prime 95 on while ati was running. The temp on the card stayed inbetween 58-59 but RIGHT as soon as the temp hit 60 celsious the 3 hour stable turned into artifact heaven. Is 60 celsious like max for these cards or what? I need to get another cooler for this thing gah....my temps were never this high until i did that stupid volt mod *rolls eyes* but i knew before hand this would happen oh well more clocks for the heat i geuss.Mobile: Asus G73JH-A2 with 6x blu-ray read/write, i7 720, 8gig DDR3 1333, 2x 500 gig HD, mobile HD5870, Win 7 Ultimate, Intel Centrino 6200, 17.4" 1080p
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12-05-07, 10:45 PM #2
Actually I'd bet your problem is a lack of power. When you run the Orthos, your CPU is now sucking a ton of power and your 8800GT wants a lot of power as well and it getting starved. That 420W Powerstream probably can't cut it.
12-05-07, 10:49 PM #3
Yeah my 8600GTS runs around 75* at full load.
totally different card but still.
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12-05-07, 10:52 PM #4
Oh and to answer your question, No, there is no certain temperature at which your card will start artifacting, just has to do with how the chip runs as those speeds/volts. Of course if it was running really hot, that could cause issues, but 60c is not hot at all.
I'm pretty sure your problem is the PSU.