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Help on overclocking a GTX 460! (First OC), Also what are the best drivers to use for BF3 with my GPU?

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As my title states I am new to overclocking, but would like to get the performance gain, minor or major. I would love to read some guides, but most overclocking guides seem to be for CPU's. I can't OC my CPU, it's a locked Sandy Bridge, but would love to learn on my 460. Could you either point me at some guides to read, or type out what I should do?

I've downloaded EVGA Precision, Nvidia Inspector, and EVGA OC scanner. I was dumb and did some OC'ing without much reading/previous research, but don't think I've done any damage. I raised my Core Clock, and Shader clock 10mhz at a time-they're linked, than ran the OC scanner for around a half hour. Than I would do it again. This was using nVidia inspector. When it failed the test, I bumped up the voltage one level. Currently I'm sitting at a 865mhz core clock, 1730 shader, and 2000 memory at 1.000v. Is this safe to run it slightly higher than normal? I have started folding so my computer is either gaming or folding, and I would like this to last a while.

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Also, what would be the best driver to run BF3 with? Currently I'm running 290.53, but didn't know if I should change that.

Thanks for your time, and help!
Edited by raptorxrx - 1/10/12 at 4:38pm
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To answer your question with the drivers, use 290.53 Beta. Make sure you follow my Nvidia uninstall guide to remove your current drivers.
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To answer your question with the drivers, use 290.53 Beta. Make sure you follow my Nvidia uninstall guide to remove your current drivers.

Thanks, I am running that, but do need to check if I deleted old drivers!. Now on to the OC'ing part!
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Thanks, I am running that, but do need to check if I deleted old drivers!. Now on to the OC'ing part!

No if your running the latest then you should be alright.
as for clocking, all i can suggest is up the core by 10 each time and test. It might be a waste of hot air for an extra 1-2fps in very demanding areas.
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No if your running the latest then you should be alright.
as for clocking, all i can suggest is up the core by 10 each time and test. It might be a waste of hot air for an extra 1-2fps in very demanding areas.

If I were just gaming I might not want to, but my overclock has sped up my Folding a fair amount actually. Anyone else?
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