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post #11 of 37
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Lol. Well, If I go any higher than 535 my Framerates actually drop, Do I need a bit more voltage? Its at 1.040 I THINK. Max I can go to with Precision 2.1.1 is 600.
post #12 of 37
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Yup, That's my card. smile.gif
post #13 of 37
ooo, one more thing....

If you paid anywhere near $80 for that card... I would simply return it. That card performance is only worth about $15 (if that)

Use the money you paid for it and buy a used card off of the forums here, or ebay. You'll be much happier I promise.


For $80 you can get a GTX285 -GTX275 - GTX260 216 - 4870 - 5770
Edited by MadGoat - 1/10/12 at 11:19am
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post #14 of 37
Hell, For that matter if your not interested in buying a used card...

Look for a GT430 card. Has double the stream processors and memory bandwidth... and will beat the pants off a GT520. Should be inline with the budget you had to spend on the GT520...

Looky here...

Anyway... GL to ya thumb.gif
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post #15 of 37
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Well, it's too late to return it, Its been a few months. And I would love to buy a used card from someone but I can't come up with any extra cash till who knows when... So OCing is my only option now.. I know I can't make it like !!OMG! I just want to get what I can out of it.

Heh that MSI one is nice wink.gif
Edited by Kloque - 1/10/12 at 11:36am
post #16 of 37
oh, I apologize ...

I assumed you had recently purchased the card. Then My muttering on about other cards is only annoying at best...

Right, so the overclocking. Look to see if you can snuggle a fan in real close to the card in the case tongue.gif... maybe a 80 or 120 mm if possible? That would help...

If your interested in getting crafty with the card, you can pull the heatsink off and apply some higher quality TIM. Or even lash a new heatsink on.

Just think heat.... Get rid of more of it... clock it higher. rolleyes.gif
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post #17 of 37
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Ok, I added another 80MM Fan Stacked RIGHT ontop of the other one, My temps are now down from 40-42 idle to 30-31 Idle, and from 70c under load to 51c under load. The fan is connected to the 12v 1A power supply that the extra 2 fans on my CPU are connected to, so its running faster than it should, we'll see how long it lasts. The 2 on my CPU have been going over two weeks strait with no problems so far.

Well, Im stuck at 535 on the mem clock, I cant change the voltage in Precision, It just goes back to 1.040... But I got my GPU up to 985.

I'm DLing MSI Afterburner now, what a slow DL 18KBps!?!?


Oh, I have another heatsink from a broken verto card, its bigger and better but I cant get it to mount tightly so I stuck the old one back on.
Edited by Kloque - 1/10/12 at 1:50pm
post #18 of 37
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No Voltage Control with MSI Afterburner either.... And I checked the option in the settings.
post #19 of 37
Have you gone through the process of enabling "unofficial overclocking"?

In MSI Afterburner, go to settings -> General -> Unlock voltage control and voltage monitoring

Next, go to your MSI Afterburner install directory and open up MSIAfterburner.cfg. Near the bottom there is a CVAR labeled "OfficialOverclockingEULA". Set it equal to "I confirm that I am aware of unofficial overclocking limitations and fully understand that MSI will not provide me any support on it" without the quotes. Then set UnofficialOverclockingMode = 1. I also set UnlockVoltageControl = 1 but I don't know if that is necessary.

One thing that might be helpful but I don't know if it will pertain to you. I had to edit the permissions for the MSIAfterburner.cfg file to allow me to make changes to it. You'll have to go to properties -> Security -> click on Edit -> find your Windows User name and allow yourself full control.

For some reason that is unbeknownst to me you have to adjust your voltage by more than just a few mV. I had to go from (stock) 987 mV to 1,000 mV before it would accept it. Every time I set it to something less it would just reset back to 987 when I clicked apply. Try to increase it by 5-10 mV and click apply. If it still resets back to the default value try increasing it by ~20 mV. It should eventually "snap" to a fixed value (i.e. setting it to 1010 mV and clicking apply will "snap" to 1012 mV.)
   
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post #20 of 37
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Awsome, thanks. I'll try that soon, thanks for the info man. Maybe I should have done some reading. I assumed my card didn't have a variable or adjustable voltage regulator.
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