Twintech 9600 GT Overclocked With Phase-Change Cooling

Overclocking/Overclocking Tests by massman @ 2008-09-09

We continue our hardware torture tests with the Twintech 9600 GT. Using a custom build phase-change unit we cooled the GPU and overclocked it to new heights. Can we break some world records? Read on to find out

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Modifications and test setup


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.

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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.

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Test setup

Blind's Intel/NVidia bench Setup

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CPU Intel Core 2 E8500
  • Scythe Mugen
  • 2-stage cascade cooling (-100°C)
  • Mainboard Asus P5E3 Premium (Bios 0505)
    Memory OCZ PC3 12800 EB CAS 7-6-6
  • Twintech 9600GT
  • Jort's single stage (-40°C)
  • OCZ 1000KW Proxstream
  • 160GB Maxtor IDE HDD
  • Windows XP SP3 Dutch

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