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Wondering what people are getting for overclocks on this card (MSI Lighting Extreme GTX 580 3GB)

And at what settings.

I'm new to MSI Afterburner and the voltage part is blank. confused.gif
    
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Originally Posted by ztmike;14525004 
Wondering what people are getting for overclocks on this card (MSI Lighting Extreme GTX 580 3GB)

And at what settings.

I'm new to MSI Afterburner and the voltage part is blank. confused.gif

You must unlock voltage control on the settings panel first.

I'm currently OCing and testing and I got to 900Mhz core with a minimal 12mV increase (1.018v I think). The memory OCs well too, got to 2400MHz with no overvoltage at all.

Also, would anyone know what is the max recommended voltage for the memory? Sorry for the intrusion.
Edited by xFyre - 8/9/11 at 5:02pm
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Originally Posted by xFyre;14525025 
You must unlock voltage control on the settings panel first.

I'm currently OCing and testing and I got to 900Mhz core with a minimal 12mV increase (1.018v I think). The memory OCs well too, got to 2400MHz with no overvoltage at all.

Also, would anyone know what is the max recommended voltage for the memory? Sorry for the intrusion.

How do I just switch the Core clock? The shader is switching with it..and I tried clicking on "Link" to let it just let me switch core/shader by themselves but its not doing anything when I click on Link on the right hand side.

Whats your shader at with that overclock?
    
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Originally Posted by ztmike;14525074 
How do I just switch the Core clock? The shader is switching with it..and I tried clicking on "Link" to let it just let me switch core/shader by themselves but its not doing anything when I click on Link on the right hand side.

Whats your shader at with that overclock?

Shader clock is always 2x the core clock when linked, so 1800MHz.

If you unlink them, you may run into problems. So let the shaders scale with the core as you OC the card.
Edited by xFyre - 8/9/11 at 5:09pm
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How do I just switch the Core clock? The shader is switching with it..and I tried clicking on "Link" to let it just let me switch core/shader by themselves but its not doing anything when I click on Link on the right hand side.

Whats your shader at with that overclock?

You can't change the shader link AFAIK, it should always be at a 2 to 1 ratio with the core clock (900mhz core = 1800mhz shader)
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You can't change the shader link AFAIK, it should always be at a 2 to 1 ratio with the core clock (900mhz core = 1800mhz shader)

Honestly I don't know either, I thought it was possible.
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I've got 2 1.5gb versions that while in SLI run at 940 core//1880 shader and never go over 60C folding.
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Originally Posted by xFyre;14525025 
You must unlock voltage control on the settings panel first.

I'm currently OCing and testing and I got to 900Mhz core with a minimal 12mV increase (1.018v I think). The memory OCs well too, got to 2400MHz with no overvoltage at all.

Also, would anyone know what is the max recommended voltage for the memory? Sorry for the intrusion.

I tried this overclock on mine, and tested it with fan set to 80% and used a program called "GPUTool" which maxes out the gpu at around 97-98% and it ran decently good, it got a few errors, but temps didn't go above 60c. I ran Bad Company 2 afterwards for a good hour and no problems, so even though I got some errors on that benchmark test I think I'll keep it at that unless you guys know what I should do to get it error-free (more volts?) or what..

I would like to say though..the fan noise compared to my ASUS EAH5870 V2 that this card replaced is down right quiet. The $599 price tag of the MSI is worth that alone for the noise reduction, I mean seriously..on the ASUS I could hear that thing in the next room and here with the MSI with 80% fan I could barely hear it over my case fans.
    
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Originally Posted by ztmike;14525757 
I tried this overclock on mine, and tested it with fan set to 80% and used a program called "GPUTool" which maxes out the gpu at around 97-98% and it ran decently good, it got a few errors, but temps didn't go above 60c. I ran Bad Company 2 afterwards for a good hour and no problems, so even though I got some errors on that benchmark test I think I'll keep it at that unless you guys know what I should do to get it error-free (more volts?) or what..

I would like to say though..the fan noise compared to my ASUS EAH5870 V2 that this card replaced is down right quiet. The $599 price tag of the MSI is worth that alone for the noise reduction, I mean seriously..on the ASUS I could hear that thing in the next room and here with the MSI with 80% fan I could barely hear it over my case fans.

Indeed, they are seriously quiet. Try +25mV and use Kombustor DX11 for 15m to check for errors. Then keep OCing! You should be able to reach 950MHz+ core
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Indeed, they are seriously quiet. Try +25mV and use Kombustor DX11 for 15m to check for errors. Then keep OCing! You should be able to reach 950MHz+ core

I'll give that a try soon, but I don't think MSI Kombustor maxes out the gpu usage like GPUTool does.

How far is a safe voltage overclock on this card for Core?
    
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