Overclocked HD3650

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xit2050
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Overclocked HD3650

Post by xit2050 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:00 am

I recently put together a new system with an Asus HD3650 video card.
Out of the box this card runs at 725MHz GPU clock and 800MHz (1600) memory clock.
I installed a fanmate because the fan on the card was too loud to my liking, now I can barely hear it.
I overclocked the card to 910MHz GPU frequency and 1090MHz (2180) memory frequency. I'm getting a score of 5880 in 3Dmark06.
In Everest I get temps of 36-40 idle and 52-60 under 99% load.
Off course the fan keeps spinning slowly because of the fanmate.
As far as I'm aware these temps aren't too high for this card.

Can I keep running the card at these clocks or are the temps too high and will it damage the card?

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Post by xit2050 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:21 am

Just found this review: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/652/11/

Now I am completely confused, they are talking about temps of 51°C idle and 84°C peak and achieve only a very small overclock.
And on my card the fan is spinning slower because of the fanmate!!!

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Post by thejamppa » Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:34 am

Asus has significantly more effectiver and louder Glaciar Cooler than the stock cooler in review.
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