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[Q] Back up rig needs some tweakin... Evga GTX 550ti SC questions. Details inside.

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Hey, been lurking awhile, And figured i'd make a post.

I need some help tweaking my "Back Up" rig. As my Main is currently being used as DAW in my home studio.


I've been tweaking with evga's precision X, and i've been finding it temperamental, for lack of better wording.


I am quite aware of the fact that i am using an aging card, the entire system is aging. I would appreciate it if there are no recommendations to buy other cards, as frankly, this card suffices for its purpose.

now that we've got that out of the way i;ll fill you in on the system info.

windows 7 64 bit. ultimate.
Intel 2.9 core 2 duo
4 gb ramm

The purpose of this system is to kill time playing a game or two while band mates are tracking on the main.

Games being played are as such.
Diablo 3 and Dues Ex: human Revolution.

my band mates have not told me of any issues with Dues Ex, but we have noticed some slight bogging down while playing Diablo.

thru precision i get it up to stable core speed of 999, memory clock is stable at 2475, i am unable to touch the shader clock thru this program and the voltage remains at stock.

there are insistences in the game where it gets bogged down to 1/2 or 1/3 the fps. standing in empty area fps sits around 120-130, and while slaying mobs it dips down to 70-95ish, which in my mind is acceptable. but there are the odd bog down that drops it to the 30-40 fps range in identical mob slaying conditions.

So here in is my question.

For games such as this (mid to high load on the card vs games such as WOW) Which Overclock software would be more idea for my situation? I suspect i would gain more by tweaking the shader clock as well.

or should i Stick with precision, and start bench marking different voltages ? thoughts on K boost?

thanks in advance.
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MSI AfterBurner is the best OC software, But I got a feeling could do with a bit of OCing
     
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thanks man, I'll try it out.

Kinda foolishly discounted that one XD
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amd Fx-8370-e Crosshair V formula Z  Zotac GTX 780ti Amp edition Gskill trident 2400 @ 2400- 10-12-12-31-41 
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2x Adata SX900 128GB SSD in Raid 0 Zalman VE300 Deepcool Captain 360 Nzxt g10 + h110 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8.1 pro Asus pg278Q lg 29' ultra wide ips Roccat Ryos glow MX black 
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