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Since BF3 is coming out tomorrow, skimmed through the benchmarks and I will need to squeeze every ounce of power the card has. Right now I have it on stock volts with a slight OC (850Mhz/2100Mhz)

1. So whats around the OC on the core clock with volts that arent crazy high? So I can just go from there and then test for stability and downclock if its not stable.

2. Do I just increase the voltage of the Coreclock? I am new to the 3 types of voltage control.

3. Will I see improvements if I OC the memory?

Reps for inputs
Edited by c0ld - 10/24/11 at 10:55am
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Well I got lucky on mine, however on my other one I got 920/1840 at 1.1 and 900/1800 is a really common overclock for the card

Also the memory overclocking from my experience doesn't make a noticeable diff and only offers more instability

Edit: the other 2 volts need not be messed with only core


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Push the volts to 1.15v and see how high your core will go. OC your memory to 2200MHz.

1.15v is perfectly safe for the GTX580 and especially yours as it's pcb/power delivery is beefed up compared to reference.
    
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Well I got lucky on mine, however on my other one I got 920/1840 at 1.1 and 900/1800 is a really common overclock for the card

Also the memory overclocking from my experience doesn't make a noticeable diff and only offers more instability

Edit: the other 2 volts need not be messed with only core


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Yeah thats what I am reading ok I will mess with the core voltage only.

I may shoot for 950MHz lets see how loud the card gets. I love the quietness at stock though. Ohh well gotta sacrifice something to gain.

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Push the volts to 1.15v and see how high your core will go. OC your memory to 2200MHz.

1.15v is perfectly safe for the GTX580 and especially yours as it's pcb/power delivery is beefed up compared to reference.
Alright will def do that when I get home

It would be +115 on the MSi Afterburner correct?.

Anymore on memory is useless then?
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Sorry If this is off topic, but I'm yet to receive my MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme, so have no input, yet.
But, is there a MSI Lighting "club" here at OC. If not, don't you think it's about time.
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Anymore on mem would be useless yes, my mem is at 2150 a small overclock just for the hell of it
i do belive somewhere around +115 or +130 is 1.5, personaly mine is at +150 im not getting any problems. as for the noise in game i don't hear 60% fan at all

and ski-bum there's a gtx580 overclock club that covers all ver's of gtx580's so an msi only club would be rather pointless
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Sorry If this is off topic, but I'm yet to receive my MSI N580GTX Lightning Xtreme, so have no input, yet.
But, is there a MSI Lighting "club" here at OC. If not, don't you think it's about time.
There isnt there should be one though

Since there is a ASUS DCIII owners club.

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Anymore on mem would be useless yes, my mem is at 2150 a small overclock just for the hell of it
i do belive somewhere around +115 or +130 is 1.5, personaly mine is at +150 im not getting any problems. as for the noise in game i don't hear 60% fan at all

and ski-bum there's a gtx580 overclock club that covers all ver's of gtx580's so an msi only club would be rather pointless
Alright Ill play with the core then with the memory. Yeah mine runs about 55% with auto fan. doesnt get more than 64C @ 850MHz core

Well there is an ASUS DCIII club
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make a club i just got my lightning extreme 3gb today
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Thinking about it, it would be nice to have a list to have the OC's so can have an idea. I am at work atm though
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make a club i just got my lightning extreme 3gb today
Mine comes tomorrow.
I'm pumped.

I like the Lighting club idea alot!!!!!
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