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Hi guys,

Just got a new computer and i want to OC the GTX 560ti. Its from EVGA and read online some people use nvidia's own software to OC it and others use MSI Afterburner. I wonder which is best to use and what is max i can OC to for this card.

I know every card isn't the same but what are some numbers that you guys running?
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I use EVGA Precision

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thanks for the tips
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Originally Posted by IamPain;14307435 
thanks for the tips

When overclocking change one slider at a time in increments of no more than 50 and restart your computer. And if you screen goes black occasionally then that means that you OC is not stable and you need to either lower you frequency of up your Voltage, or when you are playing games and your screen blacks out then comes back means that your OC is not stable.
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you mean changing the core clock from 800 to 850 then restart and add another 50 then restart? after that do the same for memory clock?
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Restarting your PC after testing an overclock isn't going to tell you diddly about your PC being stable or not. You need to download a stress program like OCCT and run it. It doesn't matter which program you use to OC either. I have an eVGA GTX 460 and use MSI Afterburner to monitor/OC. It's easy to use and works like a charm. I also used OCCT to test it for stability.

If you download OCCT run it for about 15 minutes. This is usually enough time for it to weed out any errors your video card might have. Most users recommend you run a regular test and then an 'error check' test(there's an option to enable error checking) for complete stability testing.

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

With your 560ti you can start at 50mhz intervals. The card has been known to handle 900+ just fine. Start with stock voltage to find out just how high your card can go and use those as your default clocks from there out. Then start upping the voltage as you OC some more to see where you can max it. 1.087v is the fail safe limit for most programs.
Edited by Fossil - 7/22/11 at 12:45pm
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post #7 of 14
I'd rather use some real games as stresstesting. BFBC2 in my opinion is the best.
You can run OCCT or furmark as much you like but pop BC2 running and the oc might just fail in few seconds.
Use occt as max temperature finder, then go ahead and play some games and see if the card is stable

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post #8 of 14
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wow thanks guys. I will do that and let y'all know how it goes.
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post #9 of 14
dont use precision, it wont let you change your core voltage. need to get afterburner if you can. the fewer programs you are using at once, the better.
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Afterburner.
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