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post #781 of 865
Just registered to join! I have a EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SSC GAMING ACX 2.0+ that i was able to to overclock to 1533MHz core and 1800 memory. I bumped the power to 105%. Here is a picture of GPU-Z to prove it.



I tested using all the games in my Steam with everything basically on ultra.(Skyrim, CS:GO, The Culling, The Forest to name a few.)
My temps hovered around 55C-57C while benchmarking Unigine Heaven with these settings:



And here are my Heaven scores:



I am a newbie when it come to overclocking graphics cards so any input would be appreciated! I haven't touched the voltage btw.

Also as a side note here are my pc's other specs:

Gigabyte GA-Z170X Gaming 5
i7 6700k with Corsair H115i All-in-One Cooler
16GB Ripjaws V DDR4 @ 2400MHz
256GB M.2 SATA
120GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD
2TB WD Red
850W Silent Pro Hybrid 80+ Gold Rating

Thanks guys!
post #782 of 865
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Originally Posted by whatdehek View Post

Just registered to join! I have a EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SSC GAMING ACX 2.0+ that i was able to to overclock to 1533MHz core and 1800 memory. I bumped the power to 105%. Here is a picture of GPU-Z to prove it.



I tested using all the games in my Steam with everything basically on ultra.(Skyrim, CS:GO, The Culling, The Forest to name a few.)
My temps hovered around 55C-57C while benchmarking Unigine Heaven with these settings:



And here are my Heaven scores:



I am a newbie when it come to overclocking graphics cards so any input would be appreciated! I haven't touched the voltage btw.

Also as a side note here are my pc's other specs:

Gigabyte GA-Z170X Gaming 5
i7 6700k with Corsair H115i All-in-One Cooler
16GB Ripjaws V DDR4 @ 2400MHz
256GB M.2 SATA
120GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD
2TB WD Red
850W Silent Pro Hybrid 80+ Gold Rating

Thanks guys!

Hey man.

First of all, what's your ASIC rating? Click the menu icon in GPUZ, it will tell you that.

Your memory can be overclocked to 1900 very safely. Many go over 2000 as well but the point is, 1900 is extremely safe.

What is your clock offset value?

Can you show the max Power Consumption and VDCC values as well?
post #783 of 865
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Originally Posted by hsjj3 View Post

Hey man.

First of all, what's your ASIC rating? Click the menu icon in GPUZ, it will tell you that.

Your memory can be overclocked to 1900 very safely. Many go over 2000 as well but the point is, 1900 is extremely safe.

What is your clock offset value?

Can you show the max Power Consumption and VDCC values as well?

It says that my ASIC quality is 73.9%. In afterburner i have core clock at +90 and memory clock +95 Max power consuption was 62.4% and under full load the VDDC was 1.2120v.
post #784 of 865
Here's some pics:



Is that a good ASIC rating or no? Also in PrecisionX, I haven't changed the Power Target. I have noticed most people turn this all the way up to 110%. Should I do this as well and try to turn up my clock speeds? I have also heard to try not to mess with the voltage that much.
post #785 of 865
Ok, your ASIC is fairly average but decent enough for sure. Mine is 83% for EVGA 960 SC 4GB (single fan), my friend has an Asus Stirx with 63% which is even worse. My previous GTX 750 had a 73% rating. So it's not brilliant, but it could have been worse. Think of it that way.

So you see, you run at 1443MHz out of the box. I run at 1418MHz. This despite my Boost Clock is at 1278 and yours at 1342. Your Boost clock is 5 bins higher, but your actual in-game max boost out of the box is 2 bins higher than me. This means a 83% ASIC GPU is at least 3 bins above a 73% GPU. You also run at a slightly higher voltage, 1.212v vs mine at 1.206v. So it's possible that the actual bin difference is 4 bins.

[1 bin = 12.5MHz]

Now, about overclocking, a safe median is 1540MHz. I would recommend you set your core clock at +104. It should be fine. Otherwise, take it down to +92. Use those two values so your clock matches the bin values. You can go higher but by then it is diminishing returns.

Set your memory clock to +201MHz.

I don't think you need to raise the power limit. Run Firestrike and see if you hit the power limit. If yes, raise it to 105%, otherwise leave it at 100%.

Don't play with voltage, especially if you are new. Even if you +75mV at most you get 3 extra bins but end up using a lot more power and produce a lot more heat.
post #786 of 865
I cant even get through that benchmark for some reason. It keeps stopping and saying "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" Im on the latest drivers and using windows 10... ?? only at 80% power consumption and not even touching 60C..
Edited by whatdehek - 7/3/16 at 7:35am
post #787 of 865
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Originally Posted by whatdehek View Post

I cant even get through that benchmark for some reason. It keeps stopping and saying "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" Im on the latest drivers and using windows 10... ?? only at 80% power usage and not even touching 60C..

Reset MSI Afterburner and run Firestrike.

If it works at stock settings, then I guess you need to stop at 1506.5MHz. So if it works at stock clocks, then try again by +63MHz to the core. With this you can do +250 to memory.

Let us know how it goes!
Edited by hsjj3 - 7/3/16 at 7:38am
post #788 of 865
Okay i lowered both core clock and memory clock to +75 and it got through the first fight scene just fine. then the next scene went on for about 5 seconds and the same thing happened? ill try that ^ and see what happens. Thanks for the help btw!
post #789 of 865
Ok, whatever it is, get your clocks stable in Firestrike. Unigine Heaven is kinda dated and does not accurately depict modern gaming load anymore.

You should also possibly just leave the memory clock at 0 for now. Usually, you play with memory AFTER you get a stable core clock.
post #790 of 865
Okay i got through the whole benchmark just fine at stock settings. i raised it to the setting you recommended at core being +65 and memory at +250 and it ran fine as well. Temps never went above 60C and power consumption maxed at 82.7%. Should I increase the core or memory next? or does it matter?
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