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So I got the EVGA GTX 460 1gb standard one..

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...s%20Family&sw=

I easily overclocked it with the evga precision software to 800mhz core, 2000mhz memory, pretty cool.

Just curious what other owners have achieved with overclocks with 460's, what they achieved on the standard voltage, what limits they hit, if they modified the cooling or anything. I was considering slaping in one of those pci slot coolers to cool the board side.

Appreciate any feedback.
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Well my friend,my 460 never was on stock voltage,i went straight to max 1.087 once drivers were installed and that, I run at 950 Core and 2250Mem (mem dosnt make that much difference around here) and hit 65c,God i love This gigabyte 1gb card
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Crank the voltage, most GTX460s should be able to hit 900Mhz core at 1.087v (Any model). The worst performers I've used were the EE models, which only did ~880Mhz.
    
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I've got a PNY GTX 460. At stock voltage (1V) I could hit 840MHz core and 2000MHz memory. I upped the voltage to 1.087V and now I'm running at 880MHz core.

edit: Just tried 885MHz core and it froze in 3DMark Vantage. 880MHz seems to be my max
Edited by razr m3 - 1/5/11 at 2:50pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by staryoshi View Post
Crank the voltage, most GTX460s should be able to hit 900Mhz core at 1.087v (Any model). The worst performers I've used were the EE models, which only did ~880Mhz.
this.
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850-900MHz is the sweet spot for most 460s.

Use MSI Afterburner btw.
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Max the voltage and keep pushing it farther. You can get anywhere between 850-950 if temps permit.
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A little bit off topic, but my Palit GTX 460 just started artifacting. I had it clocked at 800/2000 for a while with no problems and all of a sudden the game crashed and kept crashing and ran kombuster and saw artifacts. Back down to stock speeds and no problems. The temps never got over 65 and generally were much lower than that even during gaming.

Can I try upping the voltage to try to OC or am I done now? I'm half way tempted to get a new card and retire the 460 to physx duties.
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^

nope, up the voltage, it's not done yet. but as you probably already know, increasing voltage also shortens life of the card, so what I do with my sli set up is, set up 2 different profiles, 1 with max voltage and clock, like in the sig for very demanding games like metro2033 or mafia 2 or whatever there is at my resolution and run it at stock clock for other games or just typical desktop usage
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A little bit off topic, but my Palit GTX 460 just started artifacting. I had it clocked at 800/2000 for a while with no problems and all of a sudden the game crashed and kept crashing and ran kombuster and saw artifacts. Back down to stock speeds and no problems. The temps never got over 65 and generally were much lower than that even during gaming.

Can I try upping the voltage to try to OC or am I done now? I'm half way tempted to get a new card and retire the 460 to physx duties.
Just up the voltage using MSI Afterburner.
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