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So after I overclocked my i5-760 to 4.0ghz pretty easily, I want to overclock my GPU next. I heard it was a lot easier and you could do it using programs. I downloaded MSI afterburner and here are the stock settings:

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I'm wondering what would be a good voltage, core clock and memory clock to go with?

Also what would be a good Fan Speed percent to use? I ran a test with EVGA's OC scanner, and the temps were getting up to 90 at a full load. Are these temps normal? Fan speed was at 30%.
Edited by treston323 - 12/29/10 at 3:44am
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post #2 of 17
First off. Hit "Auto" near the Fan Speed. There is no way you should have your fan speed on 30% if you're at load.

Another thing, search around for what would be the best OC. Take it slow. No need to adjust voltage just yet since your new to OC'ing your GPU.
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I didn't want to make another post so I decided to post here.

I'm doing the same thing and I wanted to show my results from my first test

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The temps seem a bit hot, but my room is like a sauna cause of the damn humidity.

I idle at 54 which doesn't seem right, but I think it's because of the heat.

I ran OC Scanner for 1 hour and 23 minutes (stopped because I have to shut down my computer), but I didn't get a single artifact. Seems stable to me, but I want other opinions on it.

Thanks smile.gif
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Have you tested with games? I'm guessing that would be the most important test of all. I got my gtx 560 ti from 880/2100 to 980/2200 without a voltage increase and it's stable with Kombustor, crysis and bc2 but when I turn on Furmark things go south within 6 minutes of the test the drivers will crash. People say Furmark is unrealistic. Nothing will stress your gpu that far. I'm guessing I could up the voltage a bit but, I think i'll just back down 10 - 20MHz.
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I got the same card pretty much but the msi cyclone version. I had a stable clock at 1.025v 925/1850 on clock and shader and 2100 on the memory clock but run a lower OC when I am gaming since that high of a clock is unnecessary unless I am benching. Max temp when using 3dmark was 63C, no tearing or crashes.
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The temps seem a bit hot, but my room is like a sauna cause of the damn humidity.

I idle at 54 which doesn't seem right, but I think it's because of the heat.

That's really hot for idle. So hot that I would be afraid of putting a load on it. Exactly how hot is that room you are in? I'm wondering if you need to re-apply TIM or reseat the cooler. Did you really need to raise voltage just to hit 850mhz Core?

I might be lucky, but I raised my GTX 460 from 675 stock to 850/2000 without a voltage bump. It idles in low 30's and 72C in Furmark with normal room temperatures and mediocre case flow.
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That's really hot for idle. So hot that I would be afraid of putting a load on it. Exactly how hot is that room you are in? I'm wondering if you need to re-apply TIM or reseat the cooler. Did you really need to raise voltage just to hit 850mhz Core?

I might be lucky, but I raised my GTX 460 from 675 stock to 850/2000 without a voltage bump. It idles in low 30's and 72C in Furmark with normal room temperatures and mediocre case flow.

I had to go to 1.0875 just to hit 875.....
     
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79 degrees in the room with 55% humidity. Yeah, welcome to my no-ac room. Apparently, however, it's getting installed next week according to my parents. I'm going to add 2 120mm fans to the side panel of my HAF 922 so hopefully that'll pull some of the hot air out.
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Actually, should I make those 2 fans Push or Pull fans?
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Actually, should I make those 2 fans Push or Pull fans?

Depends. What is your current fan configuration? I'm assuming your chassis looks like this. I'd probably use a 200mm fan just like the one for the front and top because they are so quiet biggrin.gif

CM 922 sure has a LOT of options for fans. I could have a lot of fun with this.
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