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Overclocking 7950GT 512

By Moimit
Sep 29, 2006
  1. Has anyone else overclocked one of these yet? I've got mine up to 630/777 at the moment with the VF900-CU on it but i'd like to know where the top it. i'm almost at 7900Gtx speeds on both ram and gpu so i'm happy. only $380AU.
     
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    you won't know the limit of your card until you take it there yourself...just move the clock speeds up in small increments and test repeatedly for reliability.
     
  3. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    What's the need to overclock it, it's fast enough, isn't it?
     
  4. Moimit

    Moimit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 136

    it is fast yeah but when it gets slow i want to know how far i can push it. 60fps is all i need. play oblivion and you'll know why i need a few extra fps
     
  5. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 544

    If you keep pushing that card for prolonged periods of time, especially during high intensity gameplay, you're going to fry it. The new Series 7 GForce chips are running high as it is set from the factory. I'm not saying you can't OC it, but I believe that card is already running at 565 mhz. I do know what you mean about Oblivion, it totally sucks the juice from the card.
     
  6. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,394   +483 Staff Member

  7. Moimit

    Moimit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 136

    Thanks, i squeezed a little more out of it since i posted and it seems to be running happy. 635/787 which is impressive. i'm not worried about frying the card because i'll probably get a new DX10 card after 6 months of introduction.
     
  8. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Hey, when you get that DX10 can I have the 7950? :p
     
  9. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    LOL MetalX :haha:

    Can I have it too? :haha:

    Be careful with the 7950's temp. They can get real hot during intense gaming.
     
  10. Moimit

    Moimit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 136


    If you lived in Aus i'd send it to you.
     
  11. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,394   +483 Staff Member

    I like in Australia hook me up :p
     
     
  12. Moimit

    Moimit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 136

    Yeah i've read about people having a cry at temps, my old 6600gt used to get well above 60c and it still works like the day i bought it.

    Steve if you're still interested in a few months i'll send it to you, what card and psu you got at the moment?
     
  13. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Yes... maybe he can cut it in half and then give it to us? I CALL THE SIDE WITH THE VIDEO OUTPUTS! (haha that means you get the one with the power input :))

    What if I pay for the shipping? :)
     
  14. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Heh, but you won't be able to use the video outputs without power :haha:

    I guess we'd better shut up :)
     
  15. Alexch1990

    Alexch1990 TS Rookie

    Can I Buy Your Card?
     
  16. Moimit

    Moimit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 136


    name a price and i might consider it. i've got no use for the card anymore and it is sitting on my shelf. are you australian? if so i could post it out as early as monday.
     
  17. Alexch1990

    Alexch1990 TS Rookie

    Hi, i am from California, USA and would love to buy this card for about 100
     
  18. Alexch1990

    Alexch1990 TS Rookie

    do you have paypal?
     
  19. Alexch1990

    Alexch1990 TS Rookie

    i really need this card because i have Nvidia 6600 PCI E, and i dont really have a lot of money for a new g-card
     
  20. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41


    When I upgrade to G80 u can buy mine for a small price, you live across the boarder from me I think
     
  21. Moimit

    Moimit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 136

    I will probably only sell to Australia, not real confident about international postage.
     
  22. Alexch1990

    Alexch1990 TS Rookie

    supersmashbrada, what card can you sell?
     
  23. Alexch1990

    Alexch1990 TS Rookie

    Moinmit, you cant sell your card to me?
     
  24. Alexch1990

    Alexch1990 TS Rookie

    So, what card will you sell me?
     
  25. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    I have 2 BFG 7950 OC versions. I want to buy two g80 cards for sli.
     
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