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Hi guys,

I'm trying to overclock my Graphics Card and have been using "PowerStrip" to do so thus far...
I haven't been having any luck, as even when I add 5mhz to the clock speed, I get a nasty pink screen!

Does this mean that my graphics card simply cannot be overclocked?
It's a Nvidia Geforce 550Ti 1GB, if any of you have this card and have overclocked it, please tell me how! rolleyes.gif

I don't see how adding a meer 5mhz causes it to not be able to show the desktop!

This one time (at band camp wink.gif), I added an extra 100mhz to the clock speed and memory speed, and it all worked fine... Then I tried to play Skyrim (1080p, everything maxed, with new high-res textures as I would normally), as a test, but as soon as it started... *PINK SCREEN*

It's really starting to get annoying, so if any of you could help or otherwise give me some advice, it would be very much appreciated. thumb.gif
post #2 of 14
I would use MSI Afterburner to overclock your gpu.

And overclocking 5mhz shouldn't cause any problems, especially when just sitting at your desktop.
Edited by icehotshot - 2/11/12 at 5:20pm
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post #4 of 14
That would probably be MSI afterburner or Sapphire Trixx.

I prefer trixx cause it can do a higher voltage on my 6990 card.
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post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by icehotshot View Post

I would use MSI Afterburner to overclock your gpu.
And overclocking 5mhz shouldn't cause any problems, especially when just sitting at your desktop.

Thanks! smile.gif My thoughts exactly regarding the 5Mhz, I have no idea how that could do anything, it's like a 0.24% increase! Lol

I'll give that program a try then! thumb.gif
post #6 of 14
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How do you actually do the overclock?

I've done some of the benchmarking, but I can't find anything to adjust the clock or anything...

Also, what is your recommended highest temperature...? I got 68C I on the KMark extreme 1080p one.
post #7 of 14
+1 for MSI Afterburner, great little GPU overclock tool.
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Originally Posted by Ripley2453 View Post

How do you actually do the overclock?
I've done some of the benchmarking, but I can't find anything to adjust the clock or anything...
Also, what is your recommended highest temperature...? I got 68C I on the KMark extreme 1080p one.

Nevermind, I was only using the Kombustor program, I hadn't installed the actual afterburner program! tongue.gif
post #9 of 14
MSI Afterburner is probably the easiest to use. EVGA Precision has an overclocking function but you can't change the core voltage on that so if you need to do that it won't work.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by rivalz View Post

+1 for MSI Afterburner, great little GPU overclock tool.

Agreed! Amazing GPU overclocking program! The testing utilities are particularly good! thumb.gif
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