Originally Posted by pan_kara
Thanks for your time!
So it seems to be gpu-related, but in this case I'm wondering - what's wrong with my GPU? The clocks are Ok, maybe it's the ram itself (timings?). It says DDR1 in AtiTool Settings - is that ok?
Funny thing with Ragtroll - I don't know why I get such a high score.
Maybe your GPU is speed throttling to cool down?
Have you updated your cooling? I may break your warranty ( if they ever notice ), but in my targa's, the cooling was very very badly done.
The CPU had a small thermopad that did make good contact. I replaced it with Arctic Silver.
My GPU, now that was a disaster, as you can make out from my post above. It was litterly: GPU - Air - Pink Thermal Pad - Cooling block. The heat was building up in the case more then it got removed. I first tyred placing a bit of Arctic Silver between the GPU & the pad, this helped. When i removed it, now the pad was sticking to the gpu for a small part thanks to the Arctic Silver, and me tightening the screws a bit more. But, i didnt trust this 100%, so i did like somebody else said. Placed a small copper plate with Arctic Silver on both side's, between the GPU & the Cooling Block.
So far so good ... overclocking is doing 424 at the moment
I also looked up the memory, and based from what i can tell, its the same memory type in my Targa, that's on the 9800 XT ( 2.5 & rated 365mhz ).
Gone try later how much the memory can do. It produced massive artifacts at 330 on my old tests, but i think it was because of the heat up from the GPU.
Ps: Yes, the memory on the GPU is DDR1 ( hynix h50S573222 if i copy'ed it right )