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Help with pushing my GTS 450 to the limit?

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so, I am currently trying to overclock my GPU, the current values i have are:
Core: 950Mhz
Shader: 1900Mhz
Memory: 950Mhz

Pixel fillrate: 7.6GPixel/s
Texture fillrate: 30.4 GTexel/s
Bandwith: 60.8GB/s

is there any more I can get out of this card? Also, I cant seem to unlock the Core Voltage (mV) on afterburner frown.gif
 
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Weird you cannot unlock the voltage. All i had to do is go to Settings > General tab > unlock voltage control+monitoring. What brand is your card?

THe OC you got now seems good enough, and it's the average max of that 450 can reach. It really depends on how good is your chip to OC it, but yeah, my best 450 was able to get 980c/1960s/2050m @ 1.082v, and my worst was able to get 880c/1760s/1850m @ 1.050v.
   
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Weird you cannot unlock the voltage. All i had to do is go to Settings > General tab > unlock voltage control+monitoring. What brand is your card?
THe OC you got now seems good enough, and it's the average max of that 450 can reach. It really depends on how good is your chip to OC it, but yeah, my best 450 was able to get 980c/1960s/2050m @ 1.082v, and my worst was able to get 880c/1760s/1850m @ 1.050v.

I got the ASUS GTS 450 (the one with the red and black cover)
I tried that but it makes no difference :/
I will try and push it to 1Ghz, see if I can keep it stable.
The card pushs alot of hot air around my case and shoots the temprature of my CPU up by 5 - 10c frown.gif
 
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I got the ASUS GTS 450 (the one with the red and black cover)
I tried that but it makes no difference :/
I will try and push it to 1Ghz, see if I can keep it stable.
The card pushs alot of hot air around my case and shoots the temprature of my CPU up by 5 - 10c frown.gif

Maybe you need to flash the BIOS to enable voltage modification. There are guides to tell you how to do it. Just get a MSI bios file off somewhere, they let you modify voltages.

Getting 1 GHz is not so easy. Xinoxide made it with a voltage-tweaked BIOS and one hell of a cooler to keep it tame. But it also boils down to how golden is your chip.
   
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