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As title says, looking for an easy step by step guide to OCing my graphics card to it's potential on a daily basis without pushing it too hard. No Watercooling it. No additional fans on it. I don't prefer to have it running on max fan all the time either.

That said, I'll be using EVGA Precision X.
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As title says, looking for an easy step by step guide to OCing my graphics card to it's potential on a daily basis without pushing it too hard. No Watercooling it. No additional fans on it. I don't prefer to have it running on max fan all the time either.

That said, I'll be using EVGA Precision X.

I had great luck with this guide. Got me to my max OC no problem smile.gif Let me know what you get when you are done. I'm curious to see what others with the same card are getting.
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Does it matter that we have the FTW version with the 680 PCB etc..?
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Does it matter that we have the FTW version with the 680 PCB etc..?

No that's fine. The only difference is a better power delivery to the chip and a factory OC. I have the exact same card and this guide worked great for me. Got me to 1215Mhz with Kepler Boost and 1847Mhz Memory clock.
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The two main things with overclocking is stable power delivery and cooling.

For the GTX 670 that means setting your power target to 117% (or the highest it can go) and creating a custom fan curve that prevents the GPU from reaching 70C (where it will throttle at that point). Then set your GPU (and later, memory) offsets. Finally test by looping Unigine Heaven for at least 30 minutes. Rinse and repeat as necessary. Good luck!
    
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And one other thing: make sure to set your voltage to 1.175 V.
    
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The two main things with overclocking is stable power delivery and cooling.

For the GTX 670 that means setting your power target to 117% (or the highest it can go) and creating a custom fan curve that prevents the GPU from reaching 70C (where it will throttle at that point). Then set your GPU (and later, memory) offsets. Finally test by looping Unigine Heaven for at least 30 minutes. Rinse and repeat as necessary. Good luck!

The FTW has a max power percent of 145%

Follow SeanPoe's guide for 670 overclocking.
     
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^ i used that and even for first time GPU OC'ing it was easy

however going the fast/easy way wasn't close to 30 minutes like it suggested...it takes hours to fine-tune your settings to ensure stability
    
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^ i used that and even for first time GPU OC'ing it was easy

however going the fast/easy way wasn't close to 30 minutes like it suggested...it takes hours to fine-tune your settings to ensure stability

DANG! You got 1293Mhz on both of your cards!?!?! drool.gif I'm jealous. I can bench at 1228, but FC3 and BF3 crash if it's above 1215. I guess I just got a somewhat crappy OCer...

Hopefully OP has luck like yours thumb.gif
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1215MHz?? Ouch! I think you've ended up with the worst FTW I've heard of, they tend to OC a bit better than many of the other cards statistically.

Have you tried one of the volt-modded BIOS? I got about 40 more MHz on my core out of it thumb.gif
     
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