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Just like a CPU, if you can do 1250 without pushing high voltages to do it i will say ok. also as long as cooling is sufficient as well. On my tahiti i like to stay under 1.2v but thats just me even if it means i run at 1125 - 1150 core. I am sure other users will have different opinions and will also run their cards at over 1.2V as well as experience with kepler cards. You now have me interested in if i should push my card further as well lol

I only set the core voltage on afterburner @+70mV...I believe it's below the 1.175V....but I dont know....does it safe?

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My 670's will go up to 1200mhz all on their own with the built in boost clock. Temps are mid 60's usually with the stock cooler that the evga GTX 670 FTW edition cards come with. I don't feel the need to OC any further past that currently. By the time it will be warranted I'll probably just upgrade the GPU thumb.gif
But if you are needing the OC's to achieve decent frame rates in your desired games then there is nothing wrong with OC'ing your card. Just like a CPU I think you just have to be conscious of voltage and temperature. Having both of those at high levels will degrade your cards and or kill them. If you maintain reasonable temperatures, which with kepler GPU's is <70C you should be fine. If you experience artifacting or BSOD's you may need to take it down a bit and keep on tweaking. I'm not sure exactly if there is a 'safe' voltage for GPU's it probably varies.

yeah TBH I hate Kepler Throttle....decrease the OC by 13 Mhz when hit 70C....lol...., I am just prepare for the next games, like Crysis 3...because I am a poor college students...lol...dont have the money to upgrade every generation...like most of people in here can.

Bold : but Do you have the other reason that stay below 70C is fine, besides it will get throttle? How IF I run my card @75C (I am says at the worst situations) does it safe?
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I always run my 680's overclocked when gaming, haven't had a problem yet. Didn't mess with the BIOS so they're running stock voltage. My old GTX480 was overclocked for most games at 1.125 volts, never had a problem with it. I used it for a little less than two years before I sold it to a friend of mine. It's still going strong last I heard.
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I always run my 680's overclocked when gaming, haven't had a problem yet. Didn't mess with the BIOS so they're running stock voltage. My old GTX480 was overclocked for most games at 1.125 volts, never had a problem with it. I used it for a little less than two years before I sold it to a friend of mine. It's still going strong last I heard.

How much the voltage which you added into your card, and the core clock?
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How much the voltage which you added into your card, and the core clock?
I think the GTX480's stock voltage was 1.025, so I added 100mv, core clock was increased by 150 mhz (from 700 to 850). I'm not 100% sure on the stock voltage though.
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