Originally Posted by tmaz42o;15315362
Is there anything else I can do to stabilize my card or am I just SOL?
Basically what I did was bump the fan and voltage to max. Start at 850 core clock, memory stock at 1900. Keep bumping the core clock by 10 and running 3DMARK or OCCT or furmark or heaven or some high graphics game. Something hopefully that would tell you if ur getting errors. Run it for about 1-5 mins for a quick stability check. Keep raising it by 10 untill you cant run for 1-5 mins and it crashes. Literally u will crash and MSI afterburner will reset to default. Once you hit that point, you can try to back it down about 10, and bump the memory maybe to 2000. Keep testing for like 1-5 mins. Once u feel decently stable and it passes a 5 min test, go for like 45 mins in heaven, or maybe 1 hour on OCCT or do a few 3Dmarks, furmark for a while. I basically know I'm stable because of BF3. That crushes video cards and I played the hell out of that game. I've done 1-2 hours on OCCT aswell and passes many 3Dmark tests. 3Dmark seemed pretty good for me to test on. It will almost instantly crash if ur too high core clock
EDIT: U can also just set it straight to 950 and check if it crashes to get a instant result to see if ur chip can hit 950. Then drop to like 930, 910, 900, ect, ect
EDIT1: Theres not much else you can do to stabalize ur card. If you hit ur max of like 870 well then... thats ur max. You wont be able to push it more (unless you do all the bios stuff and unlock more voltage but ur risking a lot there), but some chips just suck, some are god chips and hit 950+. Mine I cant go past 900 without being 100% stable. 930 I can run 3Dmark, 970 I can run OCCT, 920 I can run BF3, but 900 I can run it all stable. It just depends on the chip.
EDIT2: Dont be too scared though, GPUs arent like CPUs where u can harm them extremely badly. They can take a bit more abuse I would say. Also, almost everyone with 570's runs 1100 volts, so its not a big deal if U bump it up there. Also not a big deal if it crashes. It will just give u a message saying ur driver stopped responding and will reset ur clocks. Ur at like 55*C, you have nothing to worry about with temps so bump that core clock!Edited by hahysera - 10/14/11 at 11:17pm