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First time OC'er here. Evga's Precision X will not let me push my GPU further? (Evga 610 GT)

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I recently bought a little Evga 610 GT GPU for my crappy little PC. I am currently looking to get into overclocking and wanted to work with something much less expensive than what I will when I perfect my techniques.

So far I have used Evga's software called Precision X to control the GPU fan speed, memory, and computing clocks. But it seems to limit me to 999Mhz, which is no fun! I want to smell melting boards!

Just kidding I have some dry ice just laying around that I throw on the heatsink every so often to keep it cool. By the way I monitor temperatures, fan speeds, and PWM via SpeedFan.



So what software should I use to unleash the power this $30 GPU can give me? Do people normal try to control this through the BIOS? (How do I do this through the BIOS?)

Also, if I can keep the temperature down, can I run the chip to the point that i cannot cool it enough? Or can I only get to some speed before it physically is impossible to go faster?
    
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try MSI afterburner or sapphire trixx
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Over 65 C and the card will start to throttle itself back. You can look into getting GPU-Z if you want to flash the GPU bios, but I wouldn't do it as you can protentially brick your card for no reason. Do you mind posting some screens of what your precision looks like and the temps you are getting during stress for 15+ min?
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Sorry just saw the reply.

I actually think I bricked the card already (no testing yet, just didn't work this morning). As for the throttling I am not sure if it every kicked in. In precision X I could turn this thing all the way to 999Mhz and it would hold steady at around 75-79C depending on if the heat was on or not.


But its fine now, its under return still, and I just got my new rig built!
    
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