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I hope I am posting in the right place but I am looking to learn how to OC my EVGA 480GTX. I will be flat out honest I have no idea where to start or what to do. If anyone could help with how I can find out what my computer in able to do I would be most thankful. I do have a TeamSpeak if that would be easier ?
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I can meet you in teamspeak. Download MSI afterburner, and it makes it extremely easy. I am running a gtx 480 smile.gif
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You are in the right place wink.gif
Get MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision, put the volt to max and start raising the core/shader (If I remember right they are linked on your card).
Might be worth setting up a custom fan profile in case it gets too hot (I always do this when clocking on air) which can be done with both the programs mentioned.

Then test in the most gpu heavy games you got and the Heaven benchmark (free download).

Have fun, and don't be afraid to max that volt or pushing high clocks wink.gif
    
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You need an overclocking utility. I recommend MSI's Afterburner.

The GTX 480 is clocked at 700mhz core and 1848memory with 1038mv standard voltage.

I have a pair of them water cooled and they run at 100% usage all day long at 800 core, 1848 memory, and 1100mv.

A few warnings regarding the GTX 480:

1. It is an IMMENSELY hot and power hungry card. Still powerful as hell, but equally as hungry. Make sure you've got a good power supply to back it up
2. It will get hot. Very hot. It gets hot at stock, so overclocked your fan is going to be much louder. Keep an eye on Afterburner's temperature readings. Anything over 95C is BAD
3. Overclocking can damage your hardware if done improperly. Understand you're jumping into a hobby with a tad bit of risk. smile.gif

The basic premise is to set the core and memory clock to whatever level of performance you want to get to, then set the voltage as low as possible to get there. Running Unigine Valley is a good way to check for stability.

This has been a very quick-n-dirty guide, but it's a good place to start. Have questions? Post away! biggrin.gif
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I can meet you in teamspeak. Download MSI afterburner, and it makes it extremely easy. I am running a gtx 480 smile.gif

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I can meet you in teamspeak. Download MSI afterburner, and it makes it extremely easy. I am running a gtx 480 smile.gif


Thanks for your time. Thanks to all for the info and help. I will report back soon thumb.gif
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Thanks for your time. Thanks to all for the info and help. I will report back soon thumb.gif

Glad to help.
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