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Struggling to overclock EVGA GTX1060 SC 6GB

post #1 of 7
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Hi,

I've recently bought the EVGA GTX1060 SC 6GB version.
Playing Farcry4, my load temps where around 59C, and now with EK Thermosphere block (with fans underneath, and copper heatsinks on the vram and vrms), I get about 36C on Farcry4 after playing for a while.

Using evga precision X tool, adding about 97 MHz to the core clock is fine.

If I go to 147 MHz, I get red dots on the screen when FC4 starts up, or it will just crash completely.
I tried increasing both the voltage and power sliders to the maximum, and I still get those red flashing dots when the game is started.

I seem to be doing the same thing they are on this page:
http://www.babeltechreviews.com/overclocking-gtx-1060-precisionx-oc/2/

But they get 225 MHz offset, and also 700MHz on the ram, but I can't even reach 150MHz by doing the same thing.

I'm a novice at gpu overclocking, so maybe I'm doing something wrong, or is my card just a poor overclocker?

Thanks for any advice
post #2 of 7
There is no guarantee that GPU will OC 1MHz.
If you get those temps, answer is yes you have poor OC GPU.
So you can only wait if we get bios mod tool (unless you are in for hard mod) so you can add more voltage (you have plenty room with those temps)...
post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by colin-java View Post

Hi,

I've recently bought the EVGA GTX1060 SC 6GB version.
Playing Farcry4, my load temps where around 59C, and now with EK Thermosphere block (with fans underneath, and copper heatsinks on the vram and vrms), I get about 36C on Farcry4 after playing for a while.

Using evga precision X tool, adding about 97 MHz to the core clock is fine.

If I go to 147 MHz, I get red dots on the screen when FC4 starts up, or it will just crash completely.
I tried increasing both the voltage and power sliders to the maximum, and I still get those red flashing dots when the game is started.

I seem to be doing the same thing they are on this page:
http://www.babeltechreviews.com/overclocking-gtx-1060-precisionx-oc/2/

But they get 225 MHz offset, and also 700MHz on the ram, but I can't even reach 150MHz by doing the same thing.

I'm a novice at gpu overclocking, so maybe I'm doing something wrong, or is my card just a poor overclocker?

Thanks for any advice


All cards overclock differently. Dont copy the settings of someone else's card settings. Each GPU card is also dependent on the PC you are using with whatever overclock settings you may be running. That may also impact the overclock potential.

 

If I OC my GTX1070 memory to above +400 in Time Spy, I get the funky red blinking artifacts all over the screen. When I run the same card at +550 mem in Firestrike, it is completely stable. +700 Mhz is a very big overclock and I am guessing the likely cause of all the artifacts.

 

Take the memory slider back to default and then overclock the core as much as you can. After you reach the limit of the core clock, then start increasing the memory OC in small increments and see how you go. You could try starting with the memory at +400 If that crashes turn the memory down otherwise start increasing until you get instability or see artifacts.

post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by colin-java View Post

Hi,

I've recently bought the EVGA GTX1060 SC 6GB version.
Playing Farcry4, my load temps where around 59C, and now with EK Thermosphere block (with fans underneath, and copper heatsinks on the vram and vrms), I get about 36C on Farcry4 after playing for a while.

Using evga precision X tool, adding about 97 MHz to the core clock is fine.

If I go to 147 MHz, I get red dots on the screen when FC4 starts up, or it will just crash completely.
I tried increasing both the voltage and power sliders to the maximum, and I still get those red flashing dots when the game is started.

I seem to be doing the same thing they are on this page:
http://www.babeltechreviews.com/overclocking-gtx-1060-precisionx-oc/2/

But they get 225 MHz offset, and also 700MHz on the ram, but I can't even reach 150MHz by doing the same thing.

I'm a novice at gpu overclocking, so maybe I'm doing something wrong, or is my card just a poor overclocker?

Thanks for any advice

I think the link you pointed to was a Founders Edition. The EVGA you have is already overclocked some. If you were able to add 150Mhz offset to your card, then you are probably about the same final clock as the review. Probably better. Look at the Clock frequency to compare. They settled in at 2088 - 2100.
post #5 of 7
I have the same EVGA GTX1060 SC 6GB as you and here is the overclock I got to work with a lot of trial and error that seems to be stable. Yours may be lower or higher of course.

Fan Curve: Aggressive
Power and Temp: Max
Voltage: 75%
Mem Clock: 510 (I have been able to get to run, up to 600, but this where I am right now)


This is while running heaven, so you can see my clock has stabilized at 2176. It starts at 2202 but drops when the temperature reaches 60C.

I used a manual overclock instead of the offset. I found that a simple offset of 150 caused instability, but 125 was stable. I found the middle part can only go up 125 for some reason.

Manual:
mv offset MHZ
781-925 150
935-993 125
1000-1050 150
1062 200
1075-1081 175
1093-> 200

this is what it looks like.


Firestrike (regular) is the hardest to get stable for some reason, so for me was what I used to test. For some reason Firestrike will crash, when Firestrike Extreme, Ultra, and Timespy run just fine.
post #6 of 7
use msi afterburner and a custom curve
precision sucks
I have my 1060 @ 2250/4550
post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by rjc862003 View Post

use msi afterburner and a custom curve
precision sucks
I have my 1060 @ 2250/4550

Are you able to achieve stable run on the Firestrike bench? That is the only one unstable for me. Always in Graphics test 2. I can run FS Extreme and Ultra, but not the original. Can also run the stress tests with no problem.

My best Firestrike graphics score is 15082

http://www.3dmark.com/fs/10206903

I have thought of using the MSI afterburner, but since I have EVGA card I used the Precision XOC.

Would I have to uninstall Precision first to use AB?
Edited by IsaacFL - 10/9/16 at 10:16pm
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