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Old May 14, 2007, 09:45 AM
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Ok, so I want to try OCing my 8800 gts but For some reason i can't.
When i run ATI tool it dosent let my change any of the settings on my card (and it says that its memory and core clock speed is 0/0) When i run Ntune I cant even change the fan speeds but I can adjust its core and memory sliders. It did this with my old amd motherboard and my new P5N-32 sli plus board.

Im running windows vista 32 bit, would that have anything to do with it (Im starting to think thats the main reason why) and the 158.18 drivers. I also tried with the last batch of drivers and it still dosent work.

PS. forgot to mention its got no factory overclocking its just stock.

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Old May 14, 2007, 09:51 AM
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Apparently alot of people are having problems running ati tool in vista, so that's likely the problem.
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Old May 14, 2007, 09:53 AM
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ya, and I want to put xp on it but the computer wont read my xp install disk as a bootdisk. I think vista prevents this but i really dont want to format my hard drive just to install xp but its almost looking like im gonna have to just to oc my GTS lol.
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Old May 14, 2007, 09:54 AM
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Try disabling the driver signature checking at boot up- then change the bios once you get a setting you're happy with- it's DRM i thin- which version of ATI tool are you using?

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Old May 14, 2007, 10:02 AM
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just downloaded it last night so It should be fairly recent version

if I have to wait alittle for ati tool and ntune to work properly with vista I can. From what I hear the GTS and GTX have problems keeping up with DX10 games so as long as I can OC it when crysis comes out ill be happy lol.
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Old May 14, 2007, 10:12 AM
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hmm.. someone in the ncix forum suggested trying a coolbits registry hack

The Guru of 3D Download Section

any real dangers of this? If it simply crashes vista that gives me a reason to format and install xp lol. but any dangers hardware wise? if not ill give it a try
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Old May 14, 2007, 10:38 AM
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I think coolbits is required to use any of the third party overclocking tools. (You probably had it on XP but forget installing it... :) ).

As long as it's just a software registry hack the worst thing that could happen would be a system crash requiring a reload. (What you do with your OC afterwards is a different story.... :) ).
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ha alright thanks sswilson

Im still very new to oc'ing so this is all very fun and exciting to me. Getting my e6600 to 3.32 was my first oc ever lol.

I dont mind crashing my OS's at all, ive been doing it since I was 14 and had a comp running windows ME, that OS got me very use to crashing windows and formating an HD lol.
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Heh.......

ME????? And that didn't send you screaming into the hills vowing to use nothing but Mac for the rest of your life?????

Hehehehe..... have fun! :)
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You don't need the registry hack to run it on XP.
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