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Bought a GTX 480 and want to OC it to the max "without exploding"

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This was my first rig and originally bought a GTX 550ti and OC'ed it to try and match a GTX 560.. then bought a GTX 560 and wanted to it run with a 570... now that the GTX 480 went on an insane sale I want it to run with a 580.
I have it on stock volts running at 810Mhz. I know a lot more about overclocking CPUs like mine but not so much for GPUs. I am using EVGA Precision. Any thoughts or schools of thought on how to sqeeze everything out of this card.
I have a lot of air hitting it with idle temps in the mid 40s with load temps running Battlefield 3 for 2 hours hitting mid 60s to hit 70 on occasion.
Any tips would it rewarded! biggrin.gif
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TH-Alpha [CARBON]
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 500GB Intel 330 Series SSD ASUS DVD/R - RW Thermaltake Frio - modded. Scythe/Corsair/Proli... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 Samsung Syncmaster 2494 24" Thermaltake Challenger Pro  Thermaltake TR2 RX 750 Bronze 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CoolerMaster 690II Advanced (Modded) Logitech G9x Rocketfish Speed/Control Pad  Sony Digital 5.1 Home Theater 
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Plantronics GameCom 780 
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as you are an EVGA member download evga oc scanner(select heavy mode and uncheck gpu protection and GTX 500 limiter and valid changes) and test it for 40min and then run a game with dx11(Crysis 2 with ultra)
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