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Getting GTX 460 SE in SLI. How to go about overclocking?

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Hi there I'm getting 2 gtx 460 se cards and want to overclock 'em. Is this any different to overclocking a single card? I am using a msi mobo. Also where should i get the latest SLI drivers etc. and what OC programs can you recommend smile.gif?
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I actually have 2 460 GTX SE's overclocked a bit. Basically I just went to evga.com and downloaded everything (OC Scanner, EVGA Precision, SLI Enhancement pack).

The best results I got with EVGA Precision and running OC Scanner for 1 hour is this:
Core Clock: 852
Shade Clock: 1704
Memory Clock: 1848

If I raise the memory one hair the computer will freak out. I haven't tried MSI Afterburner because I have had bad luck in the past touching voltages on video cards and breaking them haha. The above OC is also with stock cooling and I never really hear the fans kick in hard.
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Thanks a lot! I was only aiming for 815MHz any way, so this'll be great! With that set up how do you fair on games. Can you play Crysis maxed out?
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Well I like to call myself a hardcore gamer yet I have never played a Crysis game so I am a loser. BUT I do play The Witcher 2 on custom High settings (with shadows on Low) and it runs perfect without skipping a beat. Honestly you could probably goto 852 core clock with no problem. I've had them running at those settings since last christmas with no issues.
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Thanks again. I'm getting the Inno3D make. Not the EVGA one. Will the programs still work? Also do you think the cheaper brand will get a lower OC?

I really appreciate the help and I guess I can figure it out as i go along, so don't feel like you have to reply smile.gif.
post #6 of 11
OCing two 460s shouldn't be drastically different from OCing one 460. This post of mine should atleast give you enough info to get started.
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Ok. So what I am hearing is that 850MHz is conservative OCing? I am also building acustom PC for my friend with 2 gtx 460s SEs and he said he will pay me more the more I OC it for him. I have told him 815MHz, but will all cards (including the cheaper SE Inno3D ones be able to reach 850MHz stable, easily?)
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Ok. So what I am hearing is that 850MHz is conservative OCing? I am also building acustom PC for my friend with 2 gtx 460s SEs and he said he will pay me more the more I OC it for him. I have told him 815MHz, but will all cards (including the cheaper SE Inno3D ones be able to reach 850MHz stable, easily?)
Why are you building a PC with 2 mid end cards instead of 1 high end card?
    
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Click my name> find all threads made by this user. These is one with all the info you could need on 460s, and overclocking.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Custard;14667393 
Why are you building a PC with 2 mid end cards instead of 1 high end card?

cheaper and similar performance.

580 = £370

460 SLI = £240
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