Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › NVIDIA Drivers and Overclocking Software › New to overclocking, any help appreciated !
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New to overclocking, any help appreciated !

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Well, basically i am new to overclocking, and i will probably sux at it at start as hard as justin bieber (yeah right, like anyone can achieve that) biggrin.gif
I have a nvidia gtx 560 graphic card (none ti) and i was wondering if there is (and i know there is) anyone out there that might tip me as to what should i watch for when attempting to overclock it.
I won't ask for detailed guides and have it all handed down on a silver plate for me, i got google too biggrin.gif
I was more curious as to any potential harm that i might do to my graphic card or any other hardware device while atempting to overclck.

And if you have any noob-friendly software in mind that is easy to use and learn, feel free to let me know...

my specs:
RAM 4GB DDR3 1333

CPU AMD Athlon II X3 450 (3.3GHz, 1.5MB cache, Triple Core)

Thx in advance, and i hope i will learn a lot form this community !
post #2 of 6
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 Unigine Heaven to stability test your overclock.
Main Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2700k ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution EVGA 980 Ti SC+ Samsung 4x4GB DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB Samsung BD Combo Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 64 bit Asus PG279Q Kingwin Lazer Platinum 1000W Silverstone Raven RV03 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2700k ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution EVGA 980 Ti SC+ Samsung 4x4GB DDR3 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB Samsung BD Combo Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 64 bit Asus PG279Q Kingwin Lazer Platinum 1000W Silverstone Raven RV03 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
This is how i see myself in 10 mins biggrin.gif:D:D

196.jpg
image hosting adult

Any way, thx for the timely response, and just to get things straight: The purpose of overclocking is to increase the frequency of my graphic card (measured in Mhz, somewhere i've read i should ramp it up by 20 each time i check back my game performance). I do this by increasing the power of the gpu ?

Also, is there any possibility of doing permanent dmg to my hardware, what should i watch out for the most ? I would like to know as much as possible before i start this whole process, coz i don't exactly have a lot of $ to throw around for additional graphic cards biggrin.gif
post #4 of 6
Hi smile.gif
A lot of us use Afterburner 2.2.0
And to start, I'd just try for the clocks that some factory overclocked GTX560 are clocked at smile.gif
And for testing, I play the game Crysis.

As for causing harm to the card! That's going to be dependent on keeping nice temps and not going mad with the volts!

What make is the card???
I Like Smileys :)
(16 items)
 
Sony Vaio 1512
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2600K 4.6GHz Asus P8P67 Pro Bios 3207 MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G Ripjaws-X 16GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
80GB Intel & 128GB 830  2 x WD640 Caviar Black LG DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 HP 64bit Acer 5906x1080 3D Logitech G15 Corsair TX850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Logitec G700 Razer Goliathus Sharkoon X-Tatic 5.1 Headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Laptop  HD 4000 Corsair Vengeance 8GB  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 840 250GB DVD Multi Windows 8 15.5 inch display (1366 x 768) 
Keyboard
LED Back lit 
  hide details  
Reply
I Like Smileys :)
(16 items)
 
Sony Vaio 1512
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2600K 4.6GHz Asus P8P67 Pro Bios 3207 MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G Ripjaws-X 16GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
80GB Intel & 128GB 830  2 x WD640 Caviar Black LG DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 HP 64bit Acer 5906x1080 3D Logitech G15 Corsair TX850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Logitec G700 Razer Goliathus Sharkoon X-Tatic 5.1 Headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Laptop  HD 4000 Corsair Vengeance 8GB  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 840 250GB DVD Multi Windows 8 15.5 inch display (1366 x 768) 
Keyboard
LED Back lit 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
So i need additional software to measure the temperature of my graphic card ? Or Afterburner and Unigine Heaven have that feature ?
post #6 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowcatcher View Post

So i need additional software to measure the temperature of my graphic card ? Or Afterburner and Unigine Heaven have that feature ?

Afterburner does that smile.gif

403
I Like Smileys :)
(16 items)
 
Sony Vaio 1512
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2600K 4.6GHz Asus P8P67 Pro Bios 3207 MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G Ripjaws-X 16GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
80GB Intel & 128GB 830  2 x WD640 Caviar Black LG DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 HP 64bit Acer 5906x1080 3D Logitech G15 Corsair TX850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Logitec G700 Razer Goliathus Sharkoon X-Tatic 5.1 Headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Laptop  HD 4000 Corsair Vengeance 8GB  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 840 250GB DVD Multi Windows 8 15.5 inch display (1366 x 768) 
Keyboard
LED Back lit 
  hide details  
Reply
I Like Smileys :)
(16 items)
 
Sony Vaio 1512
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2600K 4.6GHz Asus P8P67 Pro Bios 3207 MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G Ripjaws-X 16GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
80GB Intel & 128GB 830  2 x WD640 Caviar Black LG DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 HP 64bit Acer 5906x1080 3D Logitech G15 Corsair TX850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Logitec G700 Razer Goliathus Sharkoon X-Tatic 5.1 Headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Laptop  HD 4000 Corsair Vengeance 8GB  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 840 250GB DVD Multi Windows 8 15.5 inch display (1366 x 768) 
Keyboard
LED Back lit 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › NVIDIA Drivers and Overclocking Software › New to overclocking, any help appreciated !