Originally Posted by shremi
Thanks for your response.
Unfortunately i tried with the specs you mentioned above , and i couldn't get 3dmark to pass the graphics test with the 1000Mv. I had to pull it up to 1020 to pass the tests. but the weirdest thing was that , the scores actually were a tad lower (20 points lower) than the scores form my stock clocks with the voltage turned up to 985.
As i mentioned above 975 did not agreed well with my card. With 985 i can pass the whole 4 tests in 3dmark without crashing.
Im starting to get this hole YMMV thing as every card is different and every card has different stability points.
What i am also a little bit concerned is that 3d mark is not really a stress program right ?? so i should run Furmark to test stability on my card. So are there any settings i should put into Furmark before i run the test??? Also for how long should i run the test??.
As i mentioned before i plan to start low on a Mild overclock and go from there on, and when i finally have my settings the way i want i should edit my bios. I don't know how hard this process might be so ill cross that bridge when i get there. But in the meantime can you recommend me some settings for a mild overclock ??
Thanks a ton for your time everyone.
To test stability I would recommend trying OCCT GPU test with "Error-Check". It seems to work pretty well for me, everything that has passed a 20-minute run of that has proven to be stable in gaming for me.
Running Furmark, and manually watching for artifacts, is not only monotonous,
but also hard on your card. I've had overclocks that I thought were stable in Kombustor, or Furmark, after not seeing any artifacts, and then have them fail the "error-check" on OCCT.
Brettjv's bios clock speeds are a pretty good 24/7 OC. "mild" I would say EVGA's SC bios clock speeds are pretty "mild", but I don't think that's good. I don't have mine overclocked currently, but when I do I set it @ 750/1500/1750, My memory sux at overclocking. Well my card sux at overclocking in general. I have to set the voltage @ 1.05V to acheive that OC. Without adjusting the voltage I can run my card @ 675/1700mhz, so I might make a custom BIOS for that if I feel like it some day.
 I guess I should have multi-quoted those last 2 posts, sorry guys, I'm trying to get better at this.