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Gigabyte GTX 580 Windforce 3x - Won't let me overclock

post #1 of 53
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Greetings again forum!

So after playing Metro 2033 and some other very graphic intense games I felt like I needed to do some good ol' overclocking with this big boy to get some extra horse power out of it.

I downloaded the newest MSI Afterburner app and tried to do some overclocking but somehow it just won't let me do it. I tried using "Voltage Unlock" then bumped up my voltage bar just a little bit and clicked "Apply" and then, all of a sudden it just resets my clocks back to normal.

I have no idea what could be cousing this. Ive tried with atleast 3 diffrent MSI Afterburner programs and everyone does the same.

I tried even older drivers but the same thing happend.

Any tip on what it could be?

Many Regards
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post #2 of 53
I'm not sure but thats a beauty of a gpu- I'm jelly heh
Looks to me like that card was born for overclocking with that cooling solution.
It didn't come with any overclocking software on the gigabyte disk that came with it?
You could try riva tuner, it is what afterburner is based on, and maybe you'll have better luck with it.
Edited by bob808 - 7/17/11 at 12:10pm
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post #3 of 53
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bob808;14247721 
I'm not sure but thats a beauty of a gpu- I'm jelly heh
It didn't come with any overclocking software on the gigabyte disk that came with it?

Haha, thanks! biggrin.gif

No it didnt come with any CD at all. Just some cables.

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post #4 of 53
look on Giga's website?
    
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post #5 of 53
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Butter on Toast;14247757 
look on Giga's website?

I could not find any information about it.

Thanks for the tip tho!
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post #6 of 53
Edited above post- and look here for 'easy boost' software for your card from gigabyte website-
http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3684&dl=1#utility
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post #7 of 53
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bob808;14247810 
Edited above post- and look here for 'easy boost' software for your card from gigabyte website-
http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3684&dl=1#utility

Oh shiny!

Downloading it now, gonna see if it works tongue.gif
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post #8 of 53
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bob808;14247810 
Edited above post- and look here for 'easy boost' software for your card from gigabyte website-
http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3684&dl=1#utility

Alright now im back, did a quick benchmark.

It does change the clocks but it needs more voltage and the silly thing is I cant find any option for it either.

A big thank you for finding the tool tho! biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 53
download riva tuner and see if it lets you unlock and adjust voltages.
Some non-reference cards are voltage locked, but you can try and see

http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=163

don't click the download now button on the right side of the screen, scroll down and click on one of the download locations (Europe or Sweden)
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post #10 of 53
Hopefully you post back with how you found how to volt change..otherwise that would be a damn shame especially with that cooler biggrin.gif
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