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Hey guys, I've currently got my MSI GTX 560ti Twin Frozr II running at 1000MHz Core Speed, 2000 MHz Shaders, 2200 Memory. at 1025 Core Voltage. Im using MSI afterburner that came with my card. Please let me know what you guys have yours clocked up to as I want to clock it further but im sick of stress testing dammit
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Thats not how it works unfortunately. Every card is different. You cant just put in what someone else has and hope it works.

What you do with your card is obviously up to you but overclocking in increments is done to find the maximum to your while preventing any damage being done. What doesn't damage one card may damage another.

I don't know what 560's can do as I don't have one and have never looked into it but if you research and see that for example most 560's can do 900mhz or even 950mhz easily at a particular voltage then you could set it to that and go from there. You are way beyond this though. You are going to be nearing the limits of the card so from there you are going to have to do your own testing by doing small increments to the core followed by a stress test untill it is unstable. Then get the core back to a stable clock and then up the voltage. Now go up the clock again and the cycle continues.

Thats how you should do it but if your fealing a little more ballsy then you could just set the voltage to the cards max in MSI afterburner and keep upping the core and testing until unstable. I have done this with my 570 and 580 as after burner doesnt let you go too crazy with the voltage. I reccommend the safe way though so if you try the method I have just mentioned I claim no responsibilty as i have told you how to do it as safe as you can. Bear in mind though no overclocking is safe. You always run the risk of damage.

Don't forget that no matter what way you do it you want to set a custom fan profile in after burner to make sure you card doesnt get too hot.

Good luck.
Edited by Jokah - 7/24/11 at 2:56am
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I've tested my card under various frequencies, the highest the core goes is to 1020 MHz without ****ting itself so i backed it down to keep it stable, and it only reaches 52 degrees under load, but after what you said about upping the frequency to max, i might just up it a little more than i already do, from 1025 to 1050 for example, then whack my core back up to 1020 and go from there. I could be doing better for the memory part of things, it was unstable at 2300 so i backed it down to 2200 and just left it aye :/. Thanks for youre help, got me thinkin.
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Why on earth would you need more than 1Ghz for the core?
E-peen?

I don't know what resolution you play at but I game at 1080p and my card with 880/2100 core/mem is plenty enough for any game I play.
You could try feeding the card more voltage but that card doesn't have cooling on the vrm's, aka you could accidentally damage them.
And I've heard that 560Ti's don't scale well with overvolting.

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I've tested my card under various frequencies, the highest the core goes is to 1020 MHz without ****ting itself so i backed it down to keep it stable, and it only reaches 52 degrees under load, but after what you said about upping the frequency to max, i might just up it a little more than i already do, from 1025 to 1050 for example, then whack my core back up to 1020 and go from there. I could be doing better for the memory part of things, it was unstable at 2300 so i backed it down to 2200 and just left it aye :/. Thanks for youre help, got me thinkin.
Glad to help.

I'd say just keep it at 1000mhz on the core and 2200 for the memory. That is already a hefty overclock.

The increase in performance for few extra Mhz you can get will be negligable. It is not worth the increased risk, lack of stability and decreased life span of the card.

Enjoy your card.
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The way I stress test is to play a game. There's no better way to test it. If it locks up, it was unstable, if not, play another game to test it. DX11 titles work the best. Primarily AvP since it's optimized so well for GPUs. My laptop GPU, which sees maybe 35% usage in other games with Vsync off, is always at 98% in game and heats up considerably as a result.
     
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