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So, i've never really attempted to overclock my GTX 580 since it ran everything fine. I go to overclock it and set it to 850/2100. 1088mV is stock for this card since it's the eVGA overclock edition. I assume these settings should be stable seeing as i've seen other people on these cards doing 900/2150 at this voltage.

Furmark for 30 minutes, no issues or artifacts. Temps never exceed 85C.
Crysis for 5 minutes, hard lock.

Any ideas? I'm assuming it's probably the memory clock and going to test that next.
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put that fan on 100%
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put that fan on 100%
Why? So I can have unnecessary noise when i'm not gaming? The thing goes up to about 60-80% when gaming and my temps don't exceed 75C. Plenty safe. The only way I can get my temps above that is Furmark.
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First of all, Furmark and OCCT were useless at finding errors for me. 1 hour of either of them and no errors at all even with super unstable overclocks! GPUTool/ATITool ironically worked much better. I found that Crysis Benchmark 99 loop and GPUTool worked best for my EVGA 580. Bump up the voltage a bit and try your luck at other overclocks, good luck! Also try to create your own custom fan speed, a 1:1 is a good start if you want a balance between noise and cooling.
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Raise that voltage, unlock the BIOS so you can go up to 1.2v.

On stock cooler, it's really a choice between performance and noise as going over 1.1v will require high fan speeds.
    
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First of all, Furmark and OCCT were useless at finding errors for me. 1 hour of either of them and no errors at all even with super unstable overclocks! GPUTool/ATITool ironically worked much better. I found that Crysis Benchmark 99 loop and GPUTool worked best for my EVGA 580. Bump up the voltage a bit and try your luck at other overclocks, good luck! Also try to create your own custom fan speed, a 1:1 is a good start if you want a balance between noise and cooling.
I'll try 1100 mV and that's probably the highest i'm willing to go on stock cooling.

I may create a custom fan speed, but the stock auto seems to work really well on my card (unlike so many cards before it). I'll have to see my overclocked temps before I decide if I want to adjust the auto fan or not.

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Raise that voltage, unlock the BIOS so you can go up to 1.2v.

On stock cooler, it's really a choice between performance and noise as going over 1.1v will require high fan speeds.
I've never heard of anyone needing 1.2v for a 850/2100. I see people on 1.08v getting these clocks all the time. Surely I hope my card isn't that bad at overclocking.
Edited by Murlocke - 6/5/11 at 3:34pm
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Why? So I can have unnecessary noise when i'm not gaming? The thing goes up to about 60-80% when gaming and my temps don't exceed 75C. Plenty safe. The only way I can get my temps above that is Furmark.
You can turn it down again when you're done, the cooler the card runs the better it will overclock. My 580 max clocks at ~1.2V on air 850 - 900Mhz, water 900 - 1000, sub-zero 1100 - 1160.
75° is safe, but the cooler the better.
    
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1138mv at 900/1800mhz for me.
the memory is at 2320mhz too
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1138mv at 900/1800mhz for me.
the memory is at 2320mhz too
Going to try 1100mv 850/1700/2100 for awhile...

You always seem to get gems... everytime I see you purchase something you get an overclock i can't achieve, with much lower voltage.
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Going to try 1100mv 850/1700/2100 for awhile...

You always seem to get gems... everytime I see you purchase something you get an overclock i can't achieve, with much lower voltage.
luck of the draw my 580 is not the best, but my cpu is a good one. i buy my CPU's used of ocn or XS because i know how they will clock before i get them.
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