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Ok I'm looking to OCN my MSI 470gtx Twin Frozr II. I am asking for your help because I've never OCed a card before. Soo what are the basics I should know and what programs are good for OCN? Mayb you could post some screenies of your OC soo I could take some ideas?
    
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You should use MSI Afterburner, its a great little app. It does the overclocking, overvolting and you can check GPU usage, temps etc.

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Have fun and don't break anything
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I like to use Heaven 2.5 with a some heavy gpu load settings.

Just let it loop for about 10-15 minutes each time you test a OC.

Here are my 470s with flashed bios:
    
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Balla thanks for the screenie. When you flash a bios it pretty much means you turned it into a different card right? For example you flashed your 470 into a 480? Lol I feel like a total noob asking this. I. Mean don't get me wrong I'm pretty good at OCN CPU's.
    
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Ill REP you guys for helping me out.
    
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No, when I flashed it I increased to stock clocks so it can work in my other OSes without having to overclock through some crazy terminal madness.

I also did it to increase the max voltage allowed from 1087mv to 1212mv.

It's impossible to flash a 470 to a 480


It's pretty simple, don't be scared. If you aren't doing it right the card will either shut off, the driver will crash, or you will artifact.

Depending on what it is doing you most likely just need to increase voltage and continue testing.
    
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As everyone else is suggesting MSI afterburner is probably one of the top software's available for OCing your gpu. The ease of use and the simple layout make it beginner friendly. You cannot flash the 480 bios onto a 470 bios. Max voltage really depends on your temperatures, keep it under 90oC and you should be sweet. The max voltage should always be under 1.2v
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post #8 of 9
I second using MSI AB, Rivatuner is also a good app for OC'ing.

BTW flashing a GTX470 to 480 isn't possible, you alter the clocks in the same(470) BIOS and flash them so that the card runs at those clocks all the time.
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Thanks you guys. Ill be downloading MSI afterburner. Ill REP+ all of you as soon as I get on my desktop(I'm on my cell)
    
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