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Hey guys,

i'm currently using my old rig (not in sig) with an EVGA 9800 GTX+.
As i'll be getting a new card in about two months (most likely a Gainward GTX 560 Phantom, non-ti), i thought i can play a little bit around with MSI Afterburner...
Which is also my very first attempt on squeezing more out of anything i have than it is shipped with.

i didn't do a lot of comparing (besides MSI Kombustor which raised from ~146 FPS to ~162 FPS), more like "none".
Just played a little bit around with the clock speeds, didn't unlock the voltstuff as i fear i might break something.

what i did was:
Core Clock: from 738 to 785 Mhz
Shader Clock: from ~1836 to 1952 Mhz
Memory Clock: from <1100 Mhz to 1200 Mhz

Cooling seems to be no problem right now (means: not more as it was before... The card gets around 70-80°C, "same" (as i said, didn't compare same speccs with same tasks/benchmarks) as before.

Noob-question now is:
As long as i don't fool around with Voltages, am i safe as long as there're no artefacts and the temps are okay?
And if not, where do i know to stop?
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If games aren't crashing or seeing artifacts and you aren't recovering (or not recovering in a sense of BSODing) from display driver issues, you should be fine and stable. Play around with it for awhile smile.gif
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If games aren't crashing or seeing artifacts and you aren't recovering (or not recovering in a sense of BSODing) from display driver issues, you should be fine and stable. Play around with it for awhile smile.gif

This. If it doesn't crash right away, you're 40% there. If you can pass 10 minutes of Kombustor, than you are 80% done. If you can game on it for 1 hour, you are 100% there, and it is stable.

You should stop if you get above 100C in Kombustor which is nearly impossible without raising the voltage.
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 The card gets around 70-80°C, "same" (as i said, didn't compare same speccs with same tasks/benchmarks) as before.

Noob-question now is:
As long as i don't fool around with Voltages, am i safe as long as there're no artefacts and the temps are okay?
And if not, where do i know to stop?

 

Yes, that's pretty safe.

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Wheee. Kinda feels like deflowering. Just different. lol.

Now i feel kinda bad that i got a non-K and H67. *shrugs* enough power anyway. Buuuut next time... hehe.

Thanks guys smile.gif
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