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Am I doing this right? (OC'ing 970)

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Hey guys! New here and to overclocking. So I bought an MSI 970 and wanted to overclock it, So I downloaded MSI afterburner. I managed to get the card to +220/+540 with +15v without any artfacting or crashes. This seems to easy? I heard people struggle with +150/+500? I use Valley to stress the GPU. If I push it any further I notice stuttering. Just want to make sure this is ok, don't want to brick it or anything.

My motherboard is a crosshair IV.

post #2 of 6
It all depends on your final clocks. Because of the fact that different cards ship with different default clock speeds, you cant use just your added speed as a comparison. Your clocks look like they are at 1548MHz and 4050MHz. Those are just about average numbers for overclocking stability on a single card, they seem to be more stable than SLId cards. Are you on air or water cooled? What temps are you getting after 20 min?

Edit: I used OCCT as a GPU stress test. If you set the resolution in OCCT to the max you'll be gaming with, set your FPS limit to 0, and run in fullscreen. I didn't run error check testing my GPU core for stability, then turned error check on for testing the GPU memory overclock. The screen wont move, but your numbers will change. If you start getting errors within 10 to 20 min, back it off a little and try again.
Edited by kl6mk6 - 5/18/15 at 10:20am
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Originally Posted by kl6mk6 View Post

It all depends on your final clocks. Because of the fact that different cards ship with different default clock speeds, you cant use just your added speed as a comparison. Your clocks look like they are at 1548MHz and 4050MHz. Those are just about average numbers for overclocking stability on a single card, they seem to be more stable than SLId cards. Are you on air or water cooled? What temps are you getting after 20 min?

Edit: I used OCCT as a GPU stress test. If you set the resolution in OCCT to the max you'll be gaming with, set your FPS limit to 0, and run in fullscreen. I didn't run error check testing my GPU core for stability, then turned error check on for testing the GPU memory overclock. The screen wont move, but your numbers will change. If you start getting errors within 10 to 20 min, back it off a little and try again.

When I check out OCCT it gives me 'user cancelled' 7 secs running into the test, am I doing something wrong? I downloaded the right version (64bit).

I'm air cooling (Case: Corsair 600t)
post #4 of 6
Im using OCCT v4.4.1

http://www.ocbase.com/index.php/download

Edit: Seems like other people are having your problem too.

Try running it without the overclock.
Edited by kl6mk6 - 5/18/15 at 11:11am
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Originally Posted by kl6mk6 View Post

Im using OCCT v4.4.1

http://www.ocbase.com/index.php/download

Edit: Seems like other people are having your problem too.

Try running it without the overclock.

Thanks for the replies. Yeah that's the version I'm using, I tried without the overclock and it lasted longer this time (1min) before saying the same thing: user cancelled.

Maybe ill try other software?
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Thanks for the replies. Yeah that's the version I'm using, I tried without the overclock and it lasted longer this time (1min) before saying the same thing: user cancelled.

Maybe ill try other software?

Yeah, i'm not sure why its halting. What temperatures are you seeing on your cards?

Any program that maxes your gpu out should be fine. I liked OCCT because of the memory error check. Valley, Heaven, Kombuster, or Furmark will also work.
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