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Hey guys, I just got my new GTX 670 FTW card and have to say that I am enjoying it a lot. One thing however I do have to ask is why when Precision X is open during gaming sessions does my GPU Clock go so high. It hits 1200mHz and the cards boost is only 1084?? Is it something with the program itself or do I need to make a change? Any help or input would be appreciated!! Thanks.
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umm all board partners guarantees a number.

In this case EVGA guarantees a core clock of 1006Mhz and a boost clock of 1084Mhz. Anything extra that your card is able to do is just from a good chip:)
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Will it harm the card though? The temp does get fairly high even on games like diablo.
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Wow, your card boost to 1200 without touching any settings in Precision? That's mighty lucky. I have to bump my power target to 121% and the core up 53 to hit 1201. Stock it will only hit 1048. Have you messed with the fan profile at all? That will keep temps in check, but might be louder.
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post #5 of 9
If your card is hitting 1200mhz without you changing anything in any OC program you're fine.

Make a fan profile if you're that worried about heat. The Kepler's at their happiest when below 70deg C.
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I actually made a thread a while back about misconceptions when it comes to overclocking. One of the things I covered was that high clocks cannot ever harm a CPU/GPU. Heat and voltage increase will be the cause for any damage done.
Considering then, that all the 6xx series cards are voltage locked on the stock BIOS means that it's relatively impossible to over-volt the card in any way.

I'll repeat it once more. High clocks will NOT damage your card. If anything it will just crash it or stop responding.
But that's the beauty of the 6xx series, they over lock themselves!
Edited by GreenNeon - 1/13/13 at 11:34pm
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No I haven't adjusted anything on the card. I just run a game and it shoots up to that clock speed. So should I just turn up the fan then? Any then save it as a profile?
Edited by Bman88 - 1/14/13 at 4:27pm
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No I haven't adjusted anything on the card. I just run a game and it shoots up to that clock speed. So should I just turn up the fan then? Any then save it as a profile?

ummm yeah.

MSI Afterburner and EVGA Precision X both have fan profile

Click on Settings or Gears on PX, go to the fans tab and setup your own custom fan profile. Set it and forget about it.
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Please see the first link in my signature for a thorough description of the phenomenon.

In a nutshell, what your card is doing is 100% normal for Kepler. They all do it ... you don't need to muck with the fan because of it either ... unless you want to thumb.gif
    
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