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I'm new to overclocking, never done it before and my GPU is a EVGA 02G-P4-2670-BR GeForce GTX 670 2GB. What would be a good and safe overclock with the stock cooling. I just want to get at least playable FPS for GTA4.

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Try MSI afterburner, you can bump it up by 100MHz then test if its stable do the same again.
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Try MSI afterburner, you can bump it up by 100MHz then test if its stable do the same again.
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Try MSI afterburner, you can bump it up by 100MHz then test if its stable do the same again.
Can I overclock with EVGA Percision X or should I just use MSI after burner?
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Personally I've only ever used MSI afterburner, but from what I've heard MSI afterburner is more user friendly.
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Personally I've only ever used MSI afterburner, but from what I've heard MSI afterburner is more user friendly.
How do I move up by 100MHz? Like what do you mean? Which settings do I move? I'm new to overclocking.
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core clock offset +100Mhz
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I use EVGA Precision X. Here is a resource on overclocking the 670.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1265110/the-gtx-670-overclocking-master-guide
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Personally I prefer EVGA Precision, but MSI Afterburner is fine. You download the software and install it.

Open up either one you have decided to download. You should have a few available sliders you can adjust. The Core Clock and Memory Clock.

Start with the core clock first, increase it initially by about 50-75MHz, then play a game for a bit. If it runs and doesn't crash, increase it further until you notice instability or crashing.

Do the same after you have found a stable Core Clock frequency, and repeat for the memory as well. Don't forget to press APPLY for the new speeds to take effect.

Do not worry about crashing, it will not damage your card in anyway, unless you somehow fiddle with a voltage tweak (advanced users) and accidentally pressed apply to a voltage of 1.400 for example, which will pretty much blow your card, physically.

Good luck with your overclock
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Personally I prefer EVGA Precision, but MSI Afterburner is fine. You download the software and install it.

Open up either one you have decided to download. You should have a few available sliders you can adjust. The Core Clock and Memory Clock.

Start with the core clock first, increase it initially by about 50-75MHz, then play a game for a bit. If it runs and doesn't crash, increase it further until you notice instability or crashing.

Do the same after you have found a stable Core Clock frequency, and repeat for the memory as well. Don't forget to press APPLY for the new speeds to take effect.

Do not worry about crashing, it will not damage your card in anyway, unless you somehow fiddle with a voltage tweak (advanced users) and accidentally pressed apply to a voltage of 1.400 for example, which will pretty much blow your card, physically.

Good luck with your overclock
Will that be safe with the stock cooling and will it help bring up some performance with games?
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Should I leave the fans alone? Do the fans change dynamically?
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