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Hi all,

I recently got this card and I really like it and from reviews and the such people are saying that this is meant to be overclocked further and that it's daft not to. My only concern in doing this is that I would imagine should something go wrong gigabyte wouldn't replace the card if in say 6 months time it stopped working.

I just wondered if anyone else that has this card that has experience overclocking it cold comment.

Thanks
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If the card blows up, rma it. It's as easy as that. I've blown up boards and gigabyte didn't ask what I was doing with it. They either fixed it or replaced it.
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Hi all,

I recently got this card and I really like it and from reviews and the such people are saying that this is meant to be overclocked further and that it's daft not to. My only concern in doing this is that I would imagine should something go wrong gigabyte wouldn't replace the card if in say 6 months time it stopped working.

I just wondered if anyone else that has this card that has experience overclocking it cold comment.

Thanks

You need a good chassis. This card produce loads of heat and it directs the heat in all directions. If you can somehow get it out of your chassis you can really push that card a lot.

I have the kind card too, but with a EK generic GPU block. In BF3 I run the GPU at 1 GHz, and the Memory at 2.4GHz. To do that I raise GPU voltage to 1.12v and its safe up to 1.15v. When I bench I up the GPU voltage to 1.23v and GPUMEM voltage to 1.74v but also keep fans blowing hard on the VRM cooling plate.

To do get the voltage up from 1.15v you need eigther to modify the bios or to use a little program from hwbot link but be carefull with it.

My best OC so far: P9092-2.png
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