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I have a 295 , and would like to oc it ( yup , i have it since release date , and never oc ed it ) .
I know max temp it 105(when it shuts off)
But dont know anything else .
I know its a DUAL PCB monster with unlocked Voltage controll , but i dont know what should be max temp for 24/7 ?
what is the max voltage ?
what kind of performance increase can i get out of this card oc-ed ?

helpful post will be rewarded

thanks
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I use msi afterburner for ocing
go up 10mhz on the core till you are unstable then go back 5mhz on core
as far as voltages it will depend on your temps you have
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to my knowledge you can change the voltage on the 2xx range...

so just do as juggalo said beside the voltage part

Also i would go over about 90Deg C if i was you...

mainly because the card is getting on a bit and the last thing you wanna do is kill it when it is a good old card...

unless you are looking for a excuse to get a new card that is
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What kind of a power phase does a 295 have ?
I have seen a lot of cards die because of volt mods , and blowing the vrm's .
I want to stay on the safe side .
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkslayer7 View Post
What kind of a power phase does a 295 have ?
I have seen a lot of cards die because of volt mods , and blowing the vrm's .
I want to stay on the safe side .
well since you can't change the voltage to my knowledge..


it should be a issue...
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If its shutting off and reaching that temperature use EVGA precison or MSI Afterburner to force your fan speed to 100%
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well since you can't change the voltage to my knowledge..


it should be a issue...
Sure you can,well on the dual PCB version anyway,it was the revision of the 295 that lacked volt change.

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/5982...e-voltage.html
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Sure you can,well on the dual PCB version anyway,it was the revision of the 295 that lacked volt change.

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/5982...e-voltage.html
fair enough...

i had the 285 and you couldn't change the voltage on it ..

oh well..

anyone know of any volt mod issues with this card?
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The following GTX295 overclocking guide should be helpful:-
http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=620

One more suggestion: I suppose you have this card since new. So, it must have been a couple years now. As you are going to overclock, it is a good idea to do a thorough cleaning of dust (and perhaps a re-application of thermal paste).
Guides:
http://nvidiagtx295.blogspot.com/
http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/Tools/Pr...px?CIID=135751
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Originally Posted by windfire View Post
The following GTX295 overclocking guide should be helpful:-
http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=620

One more suggestion: I suppose you have this card since new. So, it must have been a couple years now. As you are going to overclock, it is a good idea to do a thorough cleaning of dust (and perhaps a re-application of thermal paste).
Guides:
http://nvidiagtx295.blogspot.com/
http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/Tools/Pr...px?CIID=135751
I am now disassembling the card .
Will replace the tim on the GPU's (will use IC Diamond 7).
Should i add a bit of non conductive ceramic based tim on the thermal pads to refresh it a bit (if yes i will use Arctic Alumina) ? I dont have any thermal pads available .
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