Originally Posted by Beatwolf
Maybe some kind knowledgeable soul could provide a brief overclocking guide for the OP? Or is it completely the same as on the 6 series? I for one am still quite confused by all the terms.
Also should I post a pic of the card in the rig or is the gpu-z validation enough?
I too would like a guide.
Overclocking seems very easy, but having stable games and benches is the tough part
This is how I do it. If anyone wants to teach me a better way please share. I don't want to increase voltages, so this is stock bios and stock voltages.
- Use EVGA Precision
- "unlink" the Power and Temp Targets
- slide Power all the way to 106%
- slide the Temp Target to what you wish (I put it at 91C so I get higher clocks)
- then start increasing the GPU OFFSET bit by bit (ie. 15-20Mhz at a time) and test to see how stable it is in games and benches
- Use the performance chart to see how high it clocks during games or whether it throttles when playing/benching
I have a few questions:
1. Why is it stable in some games but not in others?
2. It hasn't reached temp and power targets, why is it throttling? Is Nvidia doing something about it?
3. Why do Max Boost clocks seem to differ in each game, even when temp and power targets haven't been reached?
4. When settling on a final Core Offset, should I boil it down to the lowest common denominator (ie. if one game seems to be very picky on clocks and always crashes, but all my other programs run fine, should I set it to the lowest it can go?)
780 noobEdited by i7monkey - 6/1/13 at 5:04pm