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so i have a gigabyte gtx460SO which is already overclocked and has a tool that allows you to OC it more. should i OC it and does anyone have this card and has done it before?
    
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post #2 of 12
I really recommend you read EVGA Forums, there is a overclock gtx 460 thread there.
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alright ill look there. do you have a link by any chance?
    
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Used Afterburner to get to 850mhz using stock volts. Can't push it any further than that, even when upping the voltage.

Didn't know there was a O/C tool that came with it, lol. What's the overclocking utility called?
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well its called the GIGABYTE "OC GURU" graphics card smart tuner
heard of it?
    
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Never heard of it. Mine only came with driver disk.

As for whether you should overclock your 460? I'd say go for it. It will help performance, especially in games that have lots of eye candy (Metro/Crysis etc). Was playing Metro all day yesterday with a smooth 30-40fps on near max settings. If you can get 850mhz+ you'll be getting an extra 15-30 fps (depending on the game).

Just download and install MSI Afterburner (works on most cards), increase your core-clock speed (850mhz on stock volts is a good target) and use Furmark (and games) to test for stability. Then set your memory clock to around 2000mhz. You can also set a custom fan profile and mess with voltages if you need too.
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post #7 of 12
I have that card too, easiest overclock ever.

Just download MSI Afterburner

And set it to this:

Core: 850
Shader: 1700
Memory: 1950

Make sure you setup your temperatures properly because it gets hotter like this. I normally just put 50% fan at 40C and 100% fan at 70C and let it decide what % in the middle of that.

I'm quite sure my card can do 900/1800/2000 but I cant be bothered trying yet. Just trust me though, MSI Afterburner is the easiest way to overclock.
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post #8 of 12
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does you fan make much more noise and what happens if something goes wrong can i put it back to normal
    
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Just leave fan speed set to Auto, noise/temps isn't really a problem with these cards. My temps NEVER go above 70c for gaming and idles in the low 30's, and it's pretty much dead silent no matter what.

And yes. You can reset the card back to stock settings whenever you like. You can also save different profiles and have settings applied when the system starts up etc. It's a very easy program to use, it shouldn't give you too many head-aches.
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post #10 of 12
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i oc'd it a bit but saw no difference so i went back to normal
    
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