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I have an EVGA GTX 570 (Don't worry, it is only temporary. I am still waiting for the MSI TWIII).

I downloaded MSI afterburner, and I was wondering if there was anyway to unlock the voltage control. I enabled it in the settings, but it doesn't do anything.

Also, I was wondering what a good benchmark/stress test would be good for this GPU.
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If you unlocked voltage control in the settings, you should be able to tweak the voltage.
A good stress test would be OCCT. (Overclock Checking Tool) When my reference eVGA GTX 570 was running at a voltage lower than 1.05, I got about 20 artifacts within a minute. After I tweaked the voltage, I received NO artifacts after an hour. GPU usage was 99% the entire time, & temps shot up to 80C. That's pretty stressful.
My GTX 570 is at 1.05 volts, 850/1700/2000 w/65% fan speed.

You can't change the Core & Shader clock MHz seperately from eachother, due to Fermi architecture linking them together, because of something about their relation & stability.
Edited by N7-OC - 8/3/11 at 8:28pm
 
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http://i.imgur.com/RiURy.png

Nope. Doesn't work.
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I'm guessing you're using the latest MSI Afterburner, & you are using the latest Nvidia drivers so... try this:

Quote:
Originally Posted by savagebunny View Post
go to C:\\Program Files (x86)\\MSI Afterburner

And edit the MSIAfterburner.cfg

And scroll down and make sure these are the values

UnofficialOverclockingEULA = I confirm that I am aware of unofficial overclocking limitations and fully understand that MSI will not provide me any support on it
UnofficialOverclockingMode = 1
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Quote:
Originally Posted by N7-OC View Post
I'm guessing you're using the latest MSI Afterburner, & you are using the latest Nvidia drivers so... try this:
I changed it to that, but it still doesn't work... hmm.
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