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Whats a good overclock for a gtx 570 but not to the point it overheats the card?

post #1 of 7
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I'm on gigabyte gtx 570.



This is where I have it set right now, don't know if it's safe or not. I think my gtx 570 is usually at 780mhz when not overclocking. I also, overclocked my cpu to 3.8ghz and I'm hoping I don't crash in pc games. Usually I run into problems when I overclock both but that is usually when I try to run processor at 4ghz and my gpu at like 950mhz(probably way too high for an overclock on this gpu).


Well, instead of a blue screen crash, I got a game crash that just minimizes the game. My rig is too dated for these new games.
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I definitely did notice an improvement in fps from the overclock. I always think my rig is up to the task because I read recommended requirements in games and I always pass them, but those recommended requirements are usually incorrect. Yeah, maybe recommended at 720p resolution(chkl) but not anything 1080p and above. tongue.gif
Edited by funnyman - 3/27/13 at 5:57pm
post #2 of 7
Overclocking is never "safe" but it takes a lot more than a little overclocking on air to kill a card, even on watercooling its hard to kill one.
As long as the temps are ok of course, temp can kill a card, but I have yet to experience killing a card with ok temps, and I have had a LOT of cards rolleyes.gif

Crank up the voltage to the max, and keep temps under 85c and you should be all good. Go in 25mhz increments upwards on the GPU clock, and when it fails (artifacts/crashes/BSOD) try to go in 10mhz increments and continue all the way down to 1-5mhz increments, then you will see your max clock.

Since your computer crashes when overclocking both, you either have an unstable overclock or your powersupply is not good enough wink.gif
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Do the rig builder so we can see what your daily driver is. Also which 570 do you have? The earlier run of 570s have a vrm issue. At around 1.1v people were seeing vrm failure. Have you done any stability testing? Im not a big fan of afterburner and use evga precision instead. Both of my 570s require 1.1v to run at 900mhz core. Don't waste your time overclocking the vram on these cards as there is little to no gain to be had there.
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EDIT: Misread. Afterburner and Precision are developed by the same guy, so its a matter of preference there.
I had two of the first 570's reference and I never had any problems running max 24/7, they are still trucking in my friends rig at the same clocks.
Edited by go4life - 3/29/13 at 1:24am
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Theres a thread on here somewhere dedicated to VRM failure in the first revision reference 570s. I was part of it. Burnt up at 1.1v 890/1780/2000. Evga RMAd that and sent me a revision 2. Been running at 1.1v for the last year no issues at all.
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I also run at whatever voltages I want. I don't notice any change in stability because of voltage being too high. I just set it high enough for the most stable clock, and forget about it. Currently I run my gtx 570 (not SC or HD, with high airflow bracket) at 900 mhz / 1900 mhz mem clock. I might try cranking the mem clock up more if I have mem problems with bioshock infinite if and when I get it, but until then it doesn't really matter.
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There are almost no gains from memory overclocking with fermi. Not really any point. You unlinked the core and shader clocks then or are you running 900/1800?
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