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I'm wondering what peoples' experience with this software has been - good, bad, indifferent. I'm particularly curious whether using OC Mode has led to any performance issues (artifacts, crashes, etc.).

I just got a MSI GTX 780 Ti Gaming card, and it's my first post-Boost gfx card, so I'm gonna take some time to figure out how to use Afterburner with Boost. In the meantime, I'd like to use the MSI Gaming App to OC my card. Just want to make sure they didn't send out cards that can't handle the App's OC. Thanks for any input.
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I think that is is a version of their oc genie but for gpu's. Seems to be a luck of the draw thing really. I've heard good and bad things about oc genie, usually being that it ramps up voltage unnecessarily high. Oc genie has blue screened me when I tried it upon purchasing my board and the voltage was set to it's highest recommended voltage @1.4. Since I have an older foxconn socket this could have potential burned up my socket. I guess the reason I tell you this is because there seem to be things that only you can take into account. Letting the program do it for you ignores many things that you could fix and potentially avoid if you were to take time and do it yourself. I would just wait and use afterburner. Hope this helps.
Edited by tyguy - 3/6/14 at 12:32am
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Thanks for reply! I've had pretty good (limited) experience with the program (Gaming App). Most auto-OC software tends to overdo volts...the thing about Nvidia gpus these days is that they just won't go over a certain voltage, so I'm not too worried about that. I had read about other manufacturer-OC'd cards not being able to perform at (stock) OC clocks, so that was my main concern. So far, that's not an issue - I installed the App, and clicked on "OC Mode", and I was good to go (as long as I kept the app open).

I'm gonna end up doing my OC with Afterburner...as soon as I figure out why it's not unlocking voltage control for me. Is this part of Boost? I thought that I could raise volts to a certain point...maybe that's what the Power setting is...oy. This used to be so easy. Set clocks, set volts, hit "Apply", card dies or it doesn't...
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I believe boost will raise the voltage to the max that the card can handle already. Since boost is temperature dependent it will only raise it to the thermal limit of the card. I wonder what happens to the watercoolers out there, if the voltage will go any higher than the max stable voltage(1.21 I believe). It seems like boost is making overclocking unnecessary, though it actually may be beneficial to try the gaming app and see if it raises the limits at all.

Check post 14: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=740160
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I believe boost will raise the voltage to the max that the card can handle already. Since boost is temperature dependent it will only raise it to the thermal limit of the card. I wonder what happens to the watercoolers out there, if the voltage will go any higher than the max stable voltage(1.21 I believe). It seems like boost is making overclocking unnecessary, though it actually may be beneficial to try the gaming app and see if it raises the limits at all.

Check post 14: http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=740160

That's a very informative thread. Thanks again. Yeah, my understanding of Boost is that it really does put an end to serious oc'ing on nvidia cards for most of us. It also sounds like AB hasn't been fully enabled for the 780 Ti. It sounds like AB has been modified to work with the 780 Ti. We'll see. It's not like there's anything I play that I can't max out at the moment.
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That's a very informative thread. Thanks again. Yeah, my understanding of Boost is that it really does put an end to serious oc'ing on nvidia cards for most of us. It also sounds like AB hasn't been fully enabled for the 780 Ti. It sounds like AB has been modified to work with the 780 Ti. We'll see. It's not like there's anything I play that I can't max out at the moment.

No problem my friend. I wish I could afford a 780 ti myself. It's an awesome card!
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