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How do you know if your card has reached its limit? I'm disappointed that my card isn't even breaking 1300mhz. If I try to go higher than around 1260, the screen goes blank for a second and whatever game I have open stops responding and I'm forced to close it. I've seen other people with the same problem which makes me wonder if it's a software issue rather than a hardware issue. Going too high has never resulted in a blue screen or system freeze; it's always just an application crash.
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How do you know if your card has reached its limit? I'm disappointed that my card isn't even breaking 1300mhz. If I try to go higher than around 1260, the screen goes blank for a second and whatever game I have open stops responding and I'm forced to close it. I've seen other people with the same problem which makes me wonder if it's a software issue rather than a hardware issue. Going too high has never resulted in a blue screen or system freeze; it's always just an application crash.

Its actually the driver that is crashing. It wasnt too long ago that a driver crash like this would lead to a blue screen and/or instant restart. Thankfully, the driver is usually able to restore itself after a fault these days. Keep in mind, this will also usually kick you back down to factory clocks.

1260 isn't a bad clock at all. Not the highest, but certainly well within average.
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Its actually the driver that is crashing. It wasnt too long ago that a driver crash like this would lead to a blue screen and/or instant restart. Thankfully, the driver is usually able to restore itself after a fault these days. Keep in mind, this will also usually kick you back down to factory clocks.
1260 isn't a bad clock at all. Not the highest, but certainly well within average.

+1

1260mhz isn't bad at all
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How do you know if your card has reached its limit? I'm disappointed that my card isn't even breaking 1300mhz. If I try to go higher than around 1260, the screen goes blank for a second and whatever game I have open stops responding and I'm forced to close it. I've seen other people with the same problem which makes me wonder if it's a software issue rather than a hardware issue. Going too high has never resulted in a blue screen or system freeze; it's always just an application crash.
I got my card yesterday and spent the rest of yesterday and this morning OCing it. I'm in the same boat as you, my friend.

I can only do a +100 Core Clock offset and remain stable. Anything after that Heaven crashes on me. I see 1263MHz when boosted.

Do I wish I had hit the silicon lottery? You betcha but it is far better than my 560 it replaces.
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/zade9/
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What are you getting for a 3dm11 score at those clocks?
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Getting my Windforce GTX 670 tomorrow! What is the most stable OC to match the GTX 680 in performance? Would MSI Afterburner work with this card?
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Whats up fellas. Newegg just got some in so I jumped on one. Wanted the DCII but it seems like everyone does. Plus I already have a 680 backplate so that will go on this.
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Getting my Windforce GTX 670 tomorrow! What is the most stable OC to match the GTX 680 in performance? Would MSI Afterburner work with this card?

Everyone is different, you just have to try it out yourself and see how high you can go.

My 24/7 (i can go higher, but i'm good with it) is +150 core & +800 memory.
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hey guys I'll be getting my windforce tomorrow...I just wanted some tips on overclocking the 600 series

So do I just set power limiter to 111% (max on the Gigabyte model)....then just up my core clocks slowly, until it gets unstable? Then I reset my core clock to default...and work on the memory until it becomes unstable? After all is said and done, do I go ahead and apply both together and run one more time?

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hey guys I'll be getting my windforce tomorrow...I just wanted some tips on overclocking the 600 series
So do I just set power limiter to 111% (max on the Gigabyte model)....then just up my core clocks slowly, until it gets unstable? Then I reset my core clock to default...and work on the memory until it becomes unstable? After all is said and done, do I go ahead and apply both together and run one more time?
looping Heaven will be my choice of testing

My opinion, go with the core first and see how high you can go stable. Then leave it at the stable OC, and see how high your memory can go.

But yes, power target to 111% and adjust voltage to 1.175. thumb.gif
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