Originally Posted by Q56_Monster
For a typical 580, 1.15v is about the limit for air cooling. You're doing good on clocks too. Since I'm not the kind to drop clocks, I'd find a way to get it colder. Better cooling will change your world.
Thanks all, I got my brain tied up in a knot for no reason. I was going about it right the entire time.
I have the best and as far as I know only aftermarket cooling available for the 580, and my temps are nice and low.
I'm at 936 core, 2232(4464) mem in afterburner, and still at max volts for my bios 1.15v. Couldn't play games for more than a few mins until 959 core stepping down from 1GHz, but would crash soon after (from 959). Once I got to 942 things seems to be stable, but hours of gaming made me crash so I lowered to 939. Many many hours of gaming and crashed again so lowered to 936.
All seems to be good, should keep the volt at my 1.15 though, right? if I get another crash lower to 933 and stay with 1.15?
I'm kinda' working backwards on my OC because my temps are so low, so I figured I should keep the max volt and back off on the core frequency from there. I didn't even touch my mem until stable (unfortunately 2232 in afterburner was as high as I could go with no reported errors in ATiTool under hours of testing)Edited by VirtualJockey - 12/21/10 at 8:15pm