When you take a card beyond specifications, you'll find yourself running into some electrical boundaries, which can be solved quite easily by modifying the card.
As the memory is already quite good, we won't be modifying the memory voltage regulator. In addition, we have already experienced that the latest graphic card's memory are very sensitive for voltage increments. 0,8ns chips, gives us already enough room for overclocking.
Next to the voltage modifications, Blind also added heatsinks to the memory as the chips ended up being very hot.Test setup
Blind's Intel/NVidia bench Setup
|CPU ||Intel Core 2 E8500|
|Cooling ||Scythe Mugen|
2-stage cascade cooling (-100°C)
|Mainboard ||Asus P5E3 Premium (Bios 0505)|
|Memory ||OCZ PC3 12800 EB CAS 7-6-6|
|Other ||Twintech 9600GT|
Jort's single stage (-40°C)
OCZ 1000KW Proxstream
160GB Maxtor IDE HDD
Windows XP SP3 Dutch