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[Question] De-overclock a factory overclocked card?

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Hi All

I'm planning to get a non reference gtx 680 with an aftermarket cooler.
Most of these cards are factory overclocked as their default settings, I was wondering if you could de-overclock the factory overclock to a pre overclocked setting? Ie the settings that come out in the reference card?

Normally I would get a reference gtx 680 and just pop on say the artic cooling extreme, but with the layout of the reference cards for the gtx 680 that won't be possible. It would be much easier to therefore get a non reference card with an aftermarket cooler and de-overclock the factory overclock. I want to do this to minimise the noise and heat.

I know that most aftermarket coolers will run quieter anyway, but i'm just wondering if its possible?

Thanks
post #2 of 4
Yeah you can, use something like EVGA Precision or MSI Afterburner and you can downclock as far as you like thumb.gif
post #3 of 4
..Or you could use NVFlash whistle.gif
O wow..I can ramp up my card now! applaud.gif
It might do a bit better with higher than 700/1000 clocks :lachen.gif:
 
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Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
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OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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Awsome. Thanks guys!
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