Originally Posted by selluminis
Yeah, the drivers can crash fi the oc is unstable. Keep raising the voltage until temps are too high or it is not stable no matter what voltage you throw at it.
So far it's not proving to be a very good overclocker. Though I wouldn't hesitatae to blame my old ass motherboard like I do for all my OC woes, namely my 965 and prior 940.
870 wasn't stable on 1.038v... or 1.05v... or 1.063. But 880mhz at 1.075v has proven to be stable thus far. Though I'm sure Warhead or another game will prove me wrong soon and randomly crash after hours of stable gameplay today. I'll be surprised if I can get 900mhz out of this 448.
EDIT: Well reading back through the topic some has reassured me a little it may just be the FTW edition that is hindering my OC potential. I wasn't aware it has less VRM than the Classified model and was the bottom of the barrel when it came to 448's, lol...
But I'm really not disappointed. Everything I've played/ran/tested so far has shown me better performance over my SLI 460's. Which is more than what I asked for. So I can't complain. I'll keep testing 880mhz @ 1.075v for stability and then see what 1.1v will let me hit. Temps still look great even with the voltage bumps. Doesn't seem to peak past 70c much while gaming unless it is warm in the room. Idle is 30c right now which I'm happy about. Edited by Fossil - 4/27/12 at 8:18pm