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To start off this thread I have an antec skeleton case, basically no side or ceiling panels, which was intended to create completely open circulation for hot air. Secondlly......I have a gtx 460 which I'm currently overclocking. I'm pretty new to OC'ing equipment but the only software im using is the newest Precision. It has a feature that monitors my gpu temps and FPS during games.

now I have been overclocking my core clock and memory clock by 10 values at a time and im currently running my core clock at 860MHZ, The shader clock at 1750 and the Memory Clock at 2000. From what ive read this is generally where most people stop but according to precision my in game temps dont even pass the 60C point so I feel compelled to ask? Did I sell my soul to the devil? or is Precision not doing it's job?



If you want you can watch this commentary of a game I played in Crysis 2. Precision is running the entire time and as you can see im averaging about 50 FPS while fraps is running.


Edited by ConsciousInsanity - 7/20/11 at 1:06pm
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860mhz is nice but if you're not stressing the card to test for stability it really is not telling you much.

http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika_en/index.php?Download

When/if you run this, go to GPU:OCCT and set the test type for custom then change the time to 10-15 minutes. This is usually enough time to weed out any instability the card might experience.

I'm going to say you'll probably have to downclock it a bit to get it stable as 860mhz on stock voltage is pretty high. Then again I'm not sure what kind of 460 you have. I'm assuming it is a reference cooler design.
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860mhz is nice but if you're not stressing the card to test for stability it really is not telling you much.

http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika_en/index.php?Download

When/if you run this, go to GPU:OCCT and set the test type for custom then change the time to 10-15 minutes. This is usually enough time to weed out any instability the card might experience.

I'm going to say you'll probably have to downclock it a bit to get it stable as 860mhz on stock voltage is pretty high. Then again I'm not sure what kind of 460 you have. I'm assuming it is a reference cooler design.
What would happen if my voltage is too low? Like i said im new to all this but ill up the voltage if i have to.
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What would happen if my voltage is too low? Like i said im new to all this but ill up the voltage if i have to.
if voltage is too low, the card should just turn off for a moment, etc. the problem is too high (although there are risks of having too low voltage, it's not as crazy dangerous as having too high and frying the card)
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If you don't have enough voltage you'll start seeing errors in OCCT like crazy. Then you can just bump it up a little and go from there.
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If you don't have enough voltage you'll start seeing errors in OCCT like crazy. Then you can just bump it up a little and go from there.
What's occt?



Quote:
Originally Posted by AchuSaysBlessYou View Post
if voltage is too low, the card should just turn off for a moment, etc. the problem is too high (although there are risks of having too low voltage, it's not as crazy dangerous as having too high and frying the card)

There have been several occasions where my screen would go black while playing crysis and for some reason the fan would revert back to normal RPM while I have it set to run at a 100%. Then I have to usually just re apply the values. Could this be what you are talking about? What's a safe value to up the voltage by to start with? This happens maybe once per every 10 hours of gaming, very rare.
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