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Hey guys. I'm new to overclocking GPU's. What is the best method for doing so? I really want to increase my performance.

Download MSI Afterburner. Turn up the power limit to +20%.

Bump up the core clock to about 1100Mhz, test for stability, bump the core 25Mhz, test for stability, etc... Repeat until temps get over 80ºC or you're happy with performance.

For memory, you must be careful, because monitoring VRM temps is less convenient, and Afterburner doesn't. Download HWInfo64 and it'll give you access to VRM temps. Bump the memory to around 1500Mhz as a start, bump 25Mhz, test, repeat... Make sure to watch temps so they don't get into the danger zone.

I settled on 1150Mhz/1600Mhz at 1.15V as my 24/7 OC. I can run those clocks on stock voltage in all games but Crysis 2, so I settled on 1.15V to keep Crysis 2 happy, and avoid any shutdowns. Temps stay below 70ºC with an ambient of 23ºC.
 
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Download MSI Afterburner. Turn up the power limit to +20%.
Bump up the core clock to about 1100Mhz, test for stability, bump the core 25Mhz, test for stability, etc... Repeat until temps get over 80ºC or you're happy with performance.
For memory, you must be careful, because monitoring VRM temps is less convenient, and Afterburner doesn't. Download HWInfo64 and it'll give you access to VRM temps. Bump the memory to around 1500Mhz as a start, bump 25Mhz, test, repeat... Make sure to watch temps so they don't get into the danger zone.
I settled on 1150Mhz/1600Mhz at 1.15V as my 24/7 OC. I can run those clocks on stock voltage in all games but Crysis 2, so I settled on 1.15V to keep Crysis 2 happy, and avoid any shutdowns. Temps stay below 70ºC with an ambient of 23ºC.

I have many issues with MSI Afterburner. Every time I start my computer up, the settings are overridden by CCC and have to manually set them. Plus, when I check for stability on the GPUTool from TechPowerUp, with CCC settings off and MSI on, my card was running at 80 FPS, when I average 420.

If you don't mind (and I really appreciate all of this, believe me), can you give me the exact order of what to shut off and enable?

Also, my last statement was a little blunt and vague. I have OC'd before, but I said I haven't because I really don't know how to do it properly redface.gif

Thanks biggrin.gif
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Lightning, why you no OC more?!

Best I could do...lol so sadistic for such a premium card.

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Edited by Feyris - 6/10/12 at 8:08pm
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Lightning, why you no OC more?!
Best I could do...lol so sadistic for such a premium card.
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Mine's 66% frown.gif
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mines only 70 or so %.

Sapphire has an AMD 6GB 7970 coming out soon.
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Lightning, why you no OC more?!
Best I could do...lol so sadistic for such a premium card.
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My ASIC is about 75% and I have very similar results. It takes crazy voltage to get any higher, and then the temps skyrocket.
 
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I have many issues with MSI Afterburner. Every time I start my computer up, the settings are overridden by CCC and have to manually set them. Plus, when I check for stability on the GPUTool from TechPowerUp, with CCC settings off and MSI on, my card was running at 80 FPS, when I average 420.
If you don't mind (and I really appreciate all of this, believe me), can you give me the exact order of what to shut off and enable?
Also, my last statement was a little blunt and vague. I have OC'd before, but I said I haven't because I really don't know how to do it properly redface.gif
Thanks biggrin.gif

I've never used CCC before. I open Afterburner when I'm gaming so I can OC, and shut the program down when I'm not gaming and it defaults to stock clocks.

Turn the power limit to +20% (as seen in the screenshots of the other poster above me) and then start overclocking. It's pretty simple to get a decent overclock, but overclocking for absolute maximum performance can be time consuming. If you go into Afterburner and set it to 1100Mhz/1500Mhz with the power limit turned up (stock voltage), you'll get a substantial performance boost with very little effort. To overclock more, you may need to start adjusting voltage, that's where it starts to get more difficult. I taught myself to overclock by just reading on here (OCN) and trying it myself.
 
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I have many issues with MSI Afterburner. Every time I start my computer up, the settings are overridden by CCC and have to manually set them. Plus, when I check for stability on the GPUTool from TechPowerUp, with CCC settings off and MSI on, my card was running at 80 FPS, when I average 420.
If you don't mind (and I really appreciate all of this, believe me), can you give me the exact order of what to shut off and enable?
Also, my last statement was a little blunt and vague. I have OC'd before, but I said I haven't because I really don't know how to do it properly redface.gif
Thanks biggrin.gif
Disable overdrive.
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Warfare, is that with tesselation lowered or AMD optimized. I can't get over 10k unless i lower or disable tesselation and my CPU should be faster and GPU is clocked higher.

Best I did was 9640 with my 2600k at 4.8 24/7 clocks and my GPU at 1250-1675 1.262mv 24/7. RAM was at 1866 8-9-9-24-2T.
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