Pffft! That's going in the bin
First overclock settings:
I am counting on this card overclocking higher than my previous reference XFX 8800GT so I straight away entered my old card's overclock.
Let's see how it runs a couple of loops of 3DMark.
Well, I had high hopes for this card, but sadly they were not fulfilled. The display driver crashed after only 20sec of 3DMark at 700/1750/2000 and then the same thing happened after about a minute at 675/1675/1900. I achieved 100% stability at a measly 675/1675/1850, lower than my reference XFX. I am very dissapointed with the card's overclocking performance particulary due to the fact that the GPU core temp never exceeded 65c, a full 20c cooler than the reference design. I think that I could achieve much higher memory speeds with some heatsinks, but that doesn't make up for the poor core/shader overclocks. Of course, I could just be unlucky as many other have been reporting 750/1850/2200 from these cards.
Oh well, I have an EVGA 8800GTS 512MB coming in the post so not to worry.
Final overclock settings:
If you're looking for a card with great overclocking potential, then judging by my experience with this card, this isn't for you. If however, you want a quieter, cooler card than the reference design. Then this is definitely a good choice.
EDIT: I have not tried the voltage jumper yet so there is hope still.