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Hello,

I have SLI GTX 480 cooled with water. First one is Asus and the second one is MSI.

They are running at 40 C when idle and 55 ~ 59 on load. Which is when playing SWTOR and Batman Arckham City for over 3 hours. They are on stock settings right now.

I wanted to ask for OC settings according to these temps.

Thanks in advance.
Edited by agas - 4/9/12 at 10:03pm
post #2 of 12
so what voltage are they at ... gpu z screenshots would help i have both of mine on axp's and they still run hot not like stock , idle like yours but load in the high 70's low 80's ill upload in like an hour settings to compare
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I overclocked my GTX 480 using MSI Afterburner. My card is also watercooled, but has never hit that high a temp. However, those are still nice and low temps - 30+ C lower than an air cooled card.

The great thing about MSI Afterburner is you can make profiles. So the first thing I would do is save stock to #1, then bump up your voltage and move the clocks up, watch the image for artifacting and monitor temps using hwmonitor, Everest, etc., and just keep cranking until you see artifacts. I reached 900/1800 on the clocks and 4380 on the memory at 1.125v.

I will admit I got very close to my max settings in 4 jumps, because I had already run this card when it was 97F in my room and it didn't hit 60c. Go slower if you are worried about your cooling setup. I then spent some time trying to massage more memory clocks, but no go. Still this OC really helps in Witcher 2, Metro 2033 and BF3.

This article gives a quick intro to using MSI A.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-480-liquid-cooling-danger-den-review/

Good luck! thumb.gif
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Do you two really need to oc with SLI'ed 480's? More power to you tongue.gif
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post #5 of 12
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@mannyfc , Everything is on stock right now.

I didnt think that these temperatures are that high. frown.gif They were runnin on almot 90C with default fan running swtor.
Well i will try a few tests tonight and let you guys know the temperatures again.

I am at work now so i cant send any gpu z pictures.

Edit: I am using EK water blocks.
Edited by agas - 4/9/12 at 10:37pm
post #6 of 12
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I tried 850 and 900 last night. It works great with 850 temp not passing 59C.
Idle temp gone up around 4~5 C.

But when i try 900 , windows instantly crashes smile.gif

MSI Default Clock
486

MSI OCed
486

Asus Default Clock
486

Asus OCed
486


@Fan o' water i cant get past 2405 on memory how did you get up to 4000 ? Not with afterburner anyway.
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For what it's worth, I'm running the max my cards can do (thinking voltage holding me back). Temps are still fine, so it's not heat. (that I'm aware of)

Running at 1.2v with a custom bios and I get 920/1840/2200

Artifacts no matter what after that. My psu is older though, so I may be suffering issues with lack of power.

EDIT: temps run mid 50s while in bf3/skyrim
Edited by lynxxyarly - 4/11/12 at 3:17pm
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post #8 of 12
Subbed, as I want to OC my card and SLI too.

With my setup I am currently in the mid 30's idle and high 30's to low 40's in SWTOR.

I have my GPU over-volted but currently I think all other settings are stock.
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Agas - Sorry for any confusion. My oc'ed memory reads 2190. The three articles I read on using Afterburner and oc'ing the GTX480 all doubled the memory reading. So that is how I recorded it. You seem to have a very nice overclock there!

From Guru3d article

Original
Core Clock: 700MHz
Shader Clock: 1400MHz
Memory Clock: 3696MHz

Overclocked + VTweak 1.125v
Core Clock: 900MHz
Shader Clock: 1800MHz
Memory Clock: 4400MHz
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Originally Posted by lynxxyarly View Post

For what it's worth, I'm running the max my cards can do (thinking voltage holding me back). Temps are still fine, so it's not heat. (that I'm aware of)
Running at 1.2v with a custom bios and I get 920/1840/2200
Artifacts no matter what after that. My psu is older though, so I may be suffering issues with lack of power.
EDIT: temps run mid 50s while in bf3/skyrim

4000 is the effective speed(GDDR5)

Your effective speed at @ 2405 would be 4810mhz memory clock. Is that even stable? Like 1600p BF3 stable? I didn't think 480s IC's could do that.
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