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So my system is now running happily and I want to overclock the crap out of it, as one naturally does!
I'm using the stock cooler, which for this particular good is pretty damn good (Asus DirectCU II). Just a couple of questions:

1. Which is better, Asus SmartDoctor or MSI Afterburner?
2. My VCORE is 1.038V at stock. What is a recommended limit to push this up to?
3. What's generally considered a safe temperature?

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Use Afterburner, ive seen friends complaining about having issues with smartdoctor, u shoould try to set it to 800mhz to see if works since u got the stock vcore and the recomended temp could be under 70C.
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Thanks!
It's a bit odd, though - I've installed MSI Afterburner 2.1.0 and despite unlocking voltage control and monitoring in the options and restarting the program, my Core Voltage slider is locked and does not display any voltage on it. Any ideas?
    
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For some reason i've had that with my gtx 275, sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt i just learned to live wit it! XD
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Thanks!
It's a bit odd, though - I've installed MSI Afterburner 2.1.0 and despite unlocking voltage control and monitoring in the options and restarting the program, my Core Voltage slider is locked and does not display any voltage on it. Any ideas?
To unlock voltage you need to download the beta version.

When you go to http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm click the SECOND download box on the left.

"Download the latest MSI Afterburner BETA"

Works perfectly fine same as the newest version just the voltage is unlocked. I have a EVGA GTX 570.

Generally if you are overclocking your video card I don't think you are going to be under 70*. At least for me its REALLY hard. I'd say anything under 80*C is fairly good. I run my GTX 570 at around 76*C in stress testing and around 70*C in games. I'm at 1100/900/1800/2050 stable.
Edited by hahysera - 10/11/11 at 8:05am
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^This.

Also with DCuII cooler and asus non-reference pcb, you can set the voltages to its highest value.

But be carefull, even if the core temp is fine, the vrm area tends to be really hot. So have a nice fan to blow at the back of the card.
You should be able to hit 850+mhz on this card.
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Theres a setting for it in the settings button to unlock voltage.
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Awesome replies guys, thank you. +rep to all!
I've now downloaded the Beta version and it works!
Thanks also for the tips on what I may achieve with this card. 80°C as a limit sounds good. I've got four 120mm fans on the side of my case blowing air on to the graphics card and motherboard so it should be good!
    
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uuuuu didnt know, omw to download it! thanks!
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Awesome replies guys, thank you. +rep to all!
I've now downloaded the Beta version and it works!
Thanks also for the tips on what I may achieve with this card. 80°C as a limit sounds good. I've also got four 120mm fans on the side of my case blowing air on to the graphics card and motherboard so it should be good!
Good to hear. Ya the side fan case should be an intake fan, blows directly on the mobo and all around the GPU, gives some nice fresh air for the GPU.

Also just in case you didn't know...

Maximum GPU Temperature (in C): 97*C

GL! Hope you got a good overclocker! Should easily be able to hit 850+ hopefully 950+ stable would be amazing!
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