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?
You can try +75 again, if it crashes stick to +65. Memory can be overclocked to +500, but I don't believe these EVGA cards have any memory pads or VRM heatsinks, so if you overclock them to +500 it may harm the memory in the long term. You can surely try to go to +500, but I definitely recommend not to go above 250 on these EVGA cards. Asus for example has VRM heatsinks for the GTX 960 so there is no risk of the VRMs burning out.