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So, I've never really had a chance to OC my GPU because my 9600GT had some heat issues as it was. I'm running low rpm fans >20db because I also use this rig as my home recording setup.

At 860Mhz the computer will lock up, but I'm currently able to get the card up to 845Mhz (from 797Mhz) without any visible artifacts in furmark. The odd thing is that OCCT's GPU stress test reports lots of errors.

UPDATE: I can't even run the card at 810Mhz through OCCT, but I can run it at 840Mhz on furmark... something seems fishy.
Edited by pocketdrummer - 10/5/11 at 8:40pm
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With what Core Voltage are you trying to overclock? Here were my stable overclock settings before I put my GTX 570's in SLI:

Core Voltage | Core Clock | Shader Clock | Memory Clock (in MSI Afterburner)
1150 | 1000 | 2000 | 2260 (BIOS flash)
1100 | 960 | 1920 | 2260
1050 | 920 | 1840 | 2260
1000 | 880 | 1760 | 2260
963 | 790 | 1600 | 2260
963 | 732 | 1464 | 1900 (Stock)
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Download msi afterburner, you would need it to adjust voltages. Sounds like you are hitting your limit for stock volts (mine was 820 at stock volts the stock speed is already overclocked as the normal 570 is like 732 core.)
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More voltage, more custom fan profiles. These guys already covered it pretty well
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My voltages are at 1.025 according to MSI Afterburner and OC Scanner.

GPU-Z thinks it's at 0.982
Edited by pocketdrummer - 10/5/11 at 9:04pm
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Originally Posted by pocketdrummer View Post
My voltages are at 1.025 according to MSI Afterburner.

I'm actually testing 845Mhz with OC Scanner, and it isn't finding any errors, and I'm not seeing any artifacts.
OCCT isn't a good checker for anything besides memory, Nvidia drivers detect it and auto-throttle the card because it puts an unrealistic strain on it, just like furmark. If you want to really strain it use the Crysis 2 DX11 benchmark tool if you have that game, or heaven 2.5 looped if you dont.

I had a 570 that took 1.025 to run stock clocks, so you're doing pretty well. Not every GPU is going to go beyond 900mhz.
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OCCT isn't a good checker for anything besides memory, Nvidia drivers detect it and auto-throttle the card because it puts an unrealistic strain on it, just like furmark. If you want to really strain it use the Crysis 2 DX11 benchmark tool if you have that game, or heaven 2.5 looped if you dont.

I had a 570 that took 1.025 to run stock clocks, so you're doing pretty well. Not every GPU is going to go beyond 900mhz.
It doesn't feel like I'm doing well.... it's a eVGA GTX 570 Superclocked. It started off at 797Mhz in the first place

Maybe I just need to break down and build two systems. One for gaming, one for recording.
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It doesn't feel like I'm doing well.... it's a eVGA GTX 570 Superclocked. It started off at 797Mhz in the first place

Maybe I just need to break down and build two systems. One for gaming, one for recording.
Is it not fast enough as-is? I noticed barely any difference between my 570 at 850 and 950mhz for games, benches are the only thing that really showed it.
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Is it not fast enough as-is? I noticed barely any difference between my 570 at 850 and 950mhz for games, benches are the only thing that really showed it.
BF3's beta gets in the low 40s with 2x AA enabled. I'm really sensitive to frame drops, mouse lag, input lag, slow response times, etc. It irks the hell out of me.

Then again, I doubt the miniscule amount I'll be able to pull out of this will actually affect anything. Maybe I'll just save up for another and run SLI instead.
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BF3's beta gets in the low 40s with 2x AA enabled. I'm really sensitive to frame drops, mouse lag, input lag, slow response times, etc. It irks the hell out of me.

Then again, I doubt the miniscule amount I'll be able to pull out of this will actually affect anything. Maybe I'll just save up for another and run SLI instead.
Thats a better idea, BF3 seems to be a hungry hungry hippo. They can be had for super cheap these days, I just sold a pair for $350
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