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Help Overclocking my Reference GTX 970

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I just got my hands on a reference 970 and was wondering what a good overclock for it would be, I am using MSI afterburner by the way.
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1500Mhz is a good overclock, 1550 with overvoltage.
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anything between 1506.6 and 1531.5/8002 is possible at 1.2750V
     
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my issue is I seem to be hitting the thermal limit on stock every now and again and I don't know if its a good idea to raise the limit to 91C, after some tinkering though it seems I can get to 1450 and 2079 but gets up to that 91C ceiling.
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