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Hi everyone,
I need help with my MSI GTX480 Lightning overclock. I am new with MSI Afterburner, and I understand that scores similar to these can be achieved on my card:

911/1822 with a little voltage boost, 1.125V core

However, I don't know how to OC the core voltage in Afterburner :/ Any ideas? And do those stats look like the highest I can take this card (on stock Twin Frozr III cooling) or can I take it higher and safely too?

Also, I'm not sure how high I should set the Memory clock... as high as it goes?

Thanks,
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post #2 of 73
You just drag the slider to overclock. You'll need to go into the options and unlock the slider for the Vcore if you want to change it.

Low 900 core is pretty standard for a GTX480 from my understanding.

Memory clock should be the 2nd thing you worry about. Stress test at 10mhz increments on the core and once you have found your highest stable clock for core/shader, then you start OC'ing the memory clock. You can increase in 20mhz increments for memory and test until you aren't stable

Edit: to test stability I would recommend EVGA OC scanner. Fumark can destroy video cards.
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post #3 of 73
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Core Voltage (mV) has a slider in +1 increments. How do I adjust to it be "1.125V"?

I'm at 900/1800/1900 right now
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I forget what MSI AB has the voltage at without a modded GTX480 bios, I flashed a new bios onto my card that will allow up to 1.2vcore there is a thread about it. In settings you can unlock voltage control then you will be able to move the slider. I'm not sure if this is specifically what you are asking or if you want the bar to allow for higher voltage than it currently allows which you can do with a diff bios. Sorry I'm not much help, but that is what I needed to get the voltage unlocked past stock Afterburner settings. Maybe one day I'll have the cooling to support it haha
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Here is what my settings are in MSI Afterburner:


Core Voltage (mV) goes up in +1 increments. Can't seem to adjust it by 0.1 values...
How high do you think I can take these values up to on my MSI GTX480 Lightning?

Thanks!
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I wouldn't go above the 1.138v usual voltage cap on the GTX 480s on air. 1.213v is fine for water though, that's what I run my voltage at.
    
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What version of the afterburner do you have?
Maybe updating it to a newer version will give you the 0.1 steps you want.
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I'm using the newest version of Afterburner (2.1.0) as stated in the screenshot.
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Should I give the Afterburner Beta a shot?
http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner....htm#thelatest
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I would try the Beta I've never seen Vcore displayed like that and we are both running 2.1.0 but I believe I downloaded the beta, my Vcore is only that high because of the flashed bios but you can see the actual voltage. I guess that is what you meant haha I've never seen that before.



**Geez these 480s idle hot with dual monitor setup haha as you can see, idle before was around 40-42*
Edited by Bactine - 8/20/11 at 12:45am
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