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How should I overclock my Sapphire R9-280X Vapor-X?

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Hey guys this is not my first time overclocking GPU, but I am still new at overclocking GPUs, I have had overclock GTX570,580,680,780,TITAN and 7870 and 7970 before but I never really get to how to overclock it , like how to set it up and stuff like that..
So now i want to get a safe 7x24 overclocking for my R9-280X, can any of you guys give me a hand what are the safe voltage for 7/24 oc? thanks!!!!
    
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Hey guys this is not my first time overclocking GPU, but I am still new at overclocking GPUs, I have had overclock GTX570,580,680,780,TITAN and 7870 and 7970 before but I never really get to how to overclock it , like how to set it up and stuff like that..
So now i want to get a safe 7x24 overclocking for my R9-280X, can any of you guys give me a hand what are the safe voltage for 7/24 oc? thanks!!!!

you mentioned already you have overclocked 7970 which is same as R-280X..... so base it from there atleast...

OC depends on your "comfortable" temps on your VRM....

also, edit the thread title..... i was so surprised when I saw 290X vapor X biggrin.gif
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you mentioned already you have overclocked 7970 which is same as R-280X..... so base it from there atleast...

OC depends on your "comfortable" temps on your VRM....

also, edit the thread title..... i was so surprised when I saw 290X vapor X biggrin.gif

sorry for stealing the thread but what are safe temps on VRM? 70c?
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i'm in the same situation as you. I've been using MSI afterburner and OCCT to test for artifacts. OCCT seems to show me artifact errors all the time, i don't know if i should trust the software, even with configurations that hadn't given me an error before, they suddenly give me one.

Currently, i've been running my Vapor X 280x with the stock voltage (1163) and a core clock of 1150 and a memory clock of 1600 mhz. But i'd really like to push it further.

Can't really find any info or an overclocking guide. Basically it's keep pushing it until the benchmarks freeze, give you artifacts or the temperature is too high. First try the core clock, until you can't go no further, increasing voltage if necessary to know your max coreclock and then put everything on default and increase the memory clock the same way. And afterwards, look for a comprise between the two.

I just wish there was a reliable application, to tell me if the OC is stable. But people seem to test their OC by trial an error while gaming
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Thanks bro! the other issue i have was i can run the benchmarks and stuff but its a whole different thing when you play games..like i will get texture problems in BF4.....
    
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