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Recommendations overclocking MSI GTX 660?

Poll Results: This is an over clocking site so I'm assuming it will be unanimous. Mac or PC?

 
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Hello all!

I recently made the switch from Mac back to PC (I know...). Anyway, to celebrate my return to PC I purchased a CyberPowerPC Stealth Ronin 100 desktop. I figured I get one that has decent specs that I can upgrade in the future.

Specs:
8 GB 1600mhz RAM
i5 4570 - 3.2 GHZ TB to 3.6GHZ. OC'd to run constantly at 3.6GHZ (that's max, it's a locked multiplier).
MSI GTX 660 (non lightning or any special edition)
CX430 PSU
MSI Z87 PC MATE MOBO


Well, now that I am formally initiated into your clan, I can ask my question.

Is over clocking the GTX 660 a good idea? I am currently using MSI Afterburner to OC it, but only achieve stable OC's of +75 mhz or so, compared to what other people have gotten using AB.
I use the Kombustor Benchmark to test it and I generally get about 5% more score using the OC and 3-5FPS in games. So, the question stands... Is it worth to OC it and get these small gains, or leave it at stock speeds?

Also, why does MSI AB always reset the GPU to stock values after I reboot computer? I tried ticking the "apply after restart button" but it doesn't work. v2.3.1
I'd like it to always run at OC Speeds just like my CPU does. I don't like opening the window every time I want to play something a little faster.


Thanks for the help!
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Edited by Azis - 10/4/13 at 8:36am
post #2 of 2
Check if its running at startup or try and create a profile and yes it is a good idea I always recommend getting the max out of your components via overclocking rolleyes.gif
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