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Hey guys, I'm just wondering, what will I need to overclock my CPU speed too, if I get a second GTX 580? It's currently sitting at 3.8GHz. My CPU is a 2600k.
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No overclock required . The 2600k, even at stock, can handle both 580s without breaking a sweat.

The question is though - why haven't you OC'd yet? 2600k's OC like bats out of hell .
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No overclock required . The 2600k, even at stock, can handle both 580s without breaking a sweat.

The question is though - why haven't you OC'd yet? 2600k's OC like bats out of hell .
Lol, I knew you'd ask this!!

I'm kind of a newbie to overclocking. I've tried to OC to 4.5GHz, but would crash random times playing Black Ops. So I gave up and put it back to defaults.
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Did you stress test your overclock properly? as long as you do prime or intel burn test for a decent amount of time you should be good. Also, you probably just needed a little more volts. Sadly I don't know what the suggested limit for the new sb chips.
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Lol, I knew you'd ask this!!

I'm kind of a newbie to overclocking. I've tried to OC to 4.5GHz, but would crash random times playing Black Ops. So I gave up and put it back to defaults.
Don't give up so easily!

There are plenty of excellent guides here on OCN to help you get through the crashes.

But on topic the 580s will run fine with that CPU. But more OC is always better.
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Did you stress test your overclock properly? as long as you do prime or intel burn test for a decent amount of time you should be good. Also, you probably just needed a little more volts. Sadly I don't know what the suggested limit for the new sb chips.
I've ran prime for 4 hours and intel burn test. Everything was fine, until I got into blacks ops and would randomly crash. My volts for it were 1.30, btw.
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I've ran prime for 4 hours and intel burn test. Everything was fine, until I got into blacks ops and would randomly crash. My volts for it were 1.30, btw.
Did you also increase voltages like VTT and PLL?
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