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Hello,

I recently got a Asus GTX 580 Direct Cu II and I saw a youtube clip overclock3d.com with MSI gtx 580 lightning that reached max voltage 960/2250, so I tried my overclock.

Sadly, I was able to reach only 915/2150 with 1150 voltage
It was done with auto-fan speed, so it might go higher with 100% fan.

I guess i have a bad overclock gtx 580. I thought direct cu II was close to msi gtx 580 lightning.

Btw, I used 3dmark vantage to check stability.
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post #2 of 21
Most if the time reviewers get binned cards but you should be happy with what you have. It's still one beast of a card!
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post #3 of 21
ASUS' Direct CU II Technology should do very well. Just make sure you bump your fan speed a little up to ensure your card doesn't run at too high temperatures.

Maybe your particular graphics card is a bad overclocker. If you experience issues you should return it to the manufacturer.
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Originally Posted by krazyatom View Post
Hello,

I recently got a Asus GTX 580 Direct Cu II and I saw a youtube clip overclock3d.com with MSI gtx 580 lightning that reached max voltage 960/2250, so I tried my overclock.

Sadly, I was able to reach only 915/2150 with 1150 voltage
It was done with auto-fan speed, so it might go higher with 100% fan.

I guess i have a bad overclock gtx 580. I thought direct cu II was close to msi gtx 580 lightning.

Btw, I used 3dmark vantage to check stability.
You just got unlucky, It could have happened to either brand.
Asus is the better card. IMO

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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That is a bad OC for sure.

If you really want the need for speed on your future hardware, go watercooling.

My friend just bought an Asus Vanilla 580 and an EK block and his OC got him to 980core with great temps.

I got this 480 off of him and before he added the block to it, he said it maxxed out at 880core on air.

Now it's @ 940core with 1.2v and it rarely hits 50'C
    
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I just set fan to 100% and 940/2200 works lol
Passed both 3dmark vantage graphic tests. Should I go higher?
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post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by krazyatom View Post
I just set fan to 100% and 940/2200 works lol
Passed both 3dmark vantage graphic tests. Should I go higher?
Yes. Allways go higher!

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Looks like 940/2200 is my limit
It failed at 950/2200. oh well...
I need water cool ugh
Edited by krazyatom - 5/4/11 at 5:42am
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Check out the Nvidia 500 Club, I wouldn't say you have a bad overclocker, quite the opposited, granted that even a 15% overclock will net you a ridiculously low increment in FPS (about +4); the way I see it, overclocking CPU grants much more benefits than GPU, on the other hand overclocking GPU is a challenge as well (I got mine overclocked from 783 to 875Mhz on stock).
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Check out the Nvidia 500 Club, I wouldn't say you have a bad overclocker, quite the opposited, granted that even a 15% overclock will net you a ridiculously low increment in FPS (about +4); the way I see it, overclocking CPU grants much more benefits than GPU, on the other hand overclocking GPU is a challenge as well (I got mine overclocked from 783 to 875Mhz on stock).
Well, the way you see it ... is in error. A 15% CPU OC you'd be lucky to see an average FPS gain of 2% across a variety of games, esp. at your resolution. Whereas a 15% OC on the GPU would yield a solid 10% fps gain in the same tests.

Glad you got it sorta OP ... yeah, sometimes you have take control of the fan situation to get the highest possible OC's on your card.
    
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