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So am looking to overclock my GTX 580 Direct CU II a tad but dont know what utility i should be using. I use to use evga precision back when i owned a evga gtx 580. Now that i have a Asus card i was wondering what should i be using to test out the best overclocks for my card. I've over clocked my 2700k in my bios to 4.2 for the time being. I plan on fooling around with it some more but is Oc'ing my gpu in bio something i can do as well?

thanks for the help : )smile.gif
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You will want to be using MSI Afterburner do to the actual overclocking (go into settings, then check "unlock voltage control" and "unlock voltage monitoring" in the general tab then go to the monitoring tab and in the active hardware monitoring graphs section scroll down to "GPU voltage" and click the checkmark to the left of it. You can now control your voltage and monitor it in real time in the monitoring window.), and OCCT GPU test with error checking and Unigine Heaven to stability test your overclock. You can not overclock your GPU in your motherboards BIOS, you want to do so in MSI AB.
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thank you so much for the advice. You've helped me out alot! Any idea on the range of voltage changes i should flirt with? Like mainly what not to attempt to go over or under?

thanks so much for ur help : )
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You can use the max availible in MSI AB, which should be 1.15, if you'd like without worry. Your card has excellent cooling for both the GPU core and the VRMs, so not much to worry about as long as you stay under 1.2v
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post #5 of 8
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Damn man. Dont know what i would have done without ur help. You've educated me so well now that am navigating menu's & setting & now have starting doing some minor ocing. Thanks so much for ur help man.. Seriously, i cant thank u enough.

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No problem, let me know if you need more help. smile.gif
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got the same card and i can get mine to 950 @ 1.1v even more if i fine tweaked but im lazy. check out the DCII club in my sig might be usefull
    
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thanks man. Just went over there & am signing up smile.gif
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