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I bought a reference EVGA GTX 570 off of the Egg, and I've manually overclocked it to 850/1700/1800(Core,Shader, & Memory) with a slight voltage bump from .95V to 1.0V using MSI Afterburner. I've heard things about reference 560 Ti's having something like only 4 phases & that if I overclock them they'd explode on me. Does this impact the 570 series? Am I screwed/ should I be worried?
 
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I bought a reference EVGA GTX 570 off of the Egg, and I've manually overclocked it to 850/1700/1800(Core,Shader, & Memory) with a slight voltage bump from .95V to 1.0V using MSI Afterburner. I've heard things about reference 560 Ti's having something like only 4 phases & that if I overclock them they'd explode on me. Does this impact the 570 series? Am I screwed/ should I be worried?
The reference GTX 570's do have "weak" VRMs, but it's EVGA, you have a great warranty. In my opinion, if you watch your temps, you'll be fine. I personally think it's the luck of the draw, you only have 4 VRMs which mean if you get a card with bad VRMs... well you don't have much back-up compared to a card with 6 VRMs etc. Just overclock, but watch your temps, i'm sure the card will fail to get a higher clock before your VRMs will (my MSI clocks in at 880 MHz at 1.049v, so I think you're fine)
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I use Afterburner to watch my temps & I manually set the fan to around 65% or so, at least. I forgot to mention that is was a recert, but hey it was $249.99. It seems to be quite stable, though.
 
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560's overclock like mad.. reference 570's are just plain garbage. Main reason why i went with a 480.. They don't blow up.
Edited by ecnelitsep - 7/31/11 at 8:43pm
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I have a MSI N570 GTX reference card and i overclocked it to 850/1700/2200 and i ran it without any problems.

With some custom fanspeeds the temprature never passed 82c on furmark, and that was tested in a 30c room!

Btw, can i actually see how many VRM's i have?
Edited by Equinoxe - 7/31/11 at 9:42pm
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I have a MSI N570 GTX reference card and i overclocked it to 850/1700/2200 and i ran it without any problems.

With some custom fanspeeds the temprature never passed 82c on furmark, and that was tested in a 30c room!

Btw, can i actually see how many VRM's i have?
You can see your VRM's with GPU-Z. Scroll to the middle of the link, it's the second screenshot on the right. http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/
 
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You should not worry and have any problems if you go with this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130692
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You should not worry and have any problems if you go with this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130692
He already has the card
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This is the classified version that i showed in the link, meaning that its components are better than a reference 570.
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