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New to OC'ing video cards with voltage tweaks. Like to take my EVGA GTX 580 SC card and OC it to a safe, stable, healthy overclock without risk under air cooling. Well ventilated case with top, side, front, back fans. Room temp always 76F all year around.

Anyone like to give some stats on their GTX 580's please post. Need a 24/7 OC that I can set and forget about it.

I'm currently without voltage tweak at 838Mhz Clock / 1051Mhz Memory / 1676Mhz Shader. Getting 40.2 GPixels fillrate and 201.8 Gb's Bandwidth. Haven't had issues at all playing games, streaming, and Blu-ray movies.



Like to learn a bit more about this card even though I don't need to it's more of a hobby I'm getting into with GPU and CPU.

Thanks in advance for those who post their stats and sage advice in advance for me and anyone else new to the GTX 580 or even OC'ing.
     
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No card is equal so you may not achieve what other people do. Its not too hard to OC a video card yourself. Increase the clocks a modest amount (I like 15Mhz or so) and run a stressful app such as furmark, crysis, 3dmark, etc. Repeat this process till you see either artifacts or experience a crash. At that point you can either lower your clock to a previously stable setting or increase core voltage (keep an eye on temps).
    
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No card is equal so you may not achieve what other people do. Its not too hard to OC a video card yourself. Increase the clocks a modest amount (I like 15Mhz or so) and run a stressful app such as furmark, crysis, 3dmark, etc. Repeat this process till you see either artifacts or experience a crash. At that point you can either lower your clock to a previously stable setting or increase core voltage (keep an eye on temps).
I'm @ 922Mhz GPU Clock / 1130Mhz Memory / 1843Mhz Shader. Getting 16% gains out of this card on air cooling. Flashed the BIOS from EVGA.

44.3 Pixel Fillrate / 59.0 Texture Fillrate / 217.0 Bandwidth @ 1.1Volts. Idle I'm at 39C with fan running at 45% and full throttle I've hit 70C with fan 74%.

I use EVGA Precision Software to higher my clocks. I use EVGA E-Leet Tuning Utility to higher my voltage to 1.1v. I used 3D Mark 11 to find how high I can take the card stable and run through benchmark at performance level 720p and High performance 1080p.



Played Crysis @ Gamer mode 1280X720 AA x4 stable. Up to Enthusisist Mode with AA OFF stable with AA ON x4 I get video spots on occasion at start of game until it warms up. So I'm assuming I have it a tad high but that don't matter much to me because I like to play Gamer Mode with AA x4 and did that with no problem. In fact 'eye candy'. Can't wait for Crysis 2 on March 22, 2011.
     
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Now that I've had my new GTX 580 SC for a little while and have been playing around with overclocking, I'd like to update my scores.

I'm @ 907Mhz GPU Clock / 1111Mhz Memory / 1813Mhz Shader. Getting 14% gains out of this card on air cooling.

43.5 Gpixel Pixel Fillrate / 58.0 Texture Fillrate / 213.8 Bandwidth 1.1v voltage tweak.

Did my 3D Mark 11 benchmarks at Performance level 720p as shown above. Checked it also in high performance 1080p stable.

Played Crysis @ Gamer mode 1280X720 AA x4 stable. Cut through it like a hot knife through butter.

Played Crysis in Enthusiast mode AA x4 stabe. Nice eye candy.

I had specs a bit higher prior and saw some very slight video spotting in Enthusiast mode so I backed down on specs just a tad from 922Mhz core to 907Mhz and only lost 1.0 GTexels / 0.5 Gpixels / 6.7 bandwidth. No more slight video spotting and plays very stable at full throttle. Didn't want to brick my new GPU and the loss was very very minor to be stable.

Idle temps 39C with fan @ 40% full throttle highest temp hit 76C with fan 80%.

I can't wait till March 22 when Crysis 2 comes out in Direct X11!

     
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this is what i have been running 24/7 and folding on, just maxed out voltage in ab and set it to that, haven't really bothered to lower voltage or go higher yet as ive acculy been gamming

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What kind of voltages are you guys using for these clocks?
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I got mine directly from the EVGA forums made by an EVGA employee on his own. It's a BIOS flash that lets you overclock with voltage and allows the card to handle higher core, memory, and shader clocks. You might want to have a back up of your original BIOS because it was created for the EVGA cards and not sure if it works with MSI.

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?&m=711688&mpage=1

After the flash you can take your card higher in clocks but don't overdue it all at once you may brick your card.

I use EVGA E-Leet Software to do the voltage tweak.

http://www.evga.com/eleet/

Then I use EVGA Precision Software to tweak the clocks. You can use MSI Afterburner software if you like. Question is will the EVGA BIOS Flash work for the MSI card?

Always start in slow increments when overclocking. Then run an intense game like Crysis in Enthusiast mode AA x4 or any game you have that you can run currently in max settings like Black Ops that you already know works with your GTX 580.
If it works fine without stuttering, video spots, tearing, or freezing then try out a bench mark software like 3D Mark 11 and run it through the benchmarks. IF everything is fine then up your clock setting again like 15Mhz and repeat until you get to a point where things don't work or look right. Once you get to that point back down 15Mhz and you'll know your cards top clock.

One thing I learned is if things freeze up on you the voltage setting and clock settings with go back to factory settings. You have to re-increase your voltage and clocks.

Each card is different in overclocking and it's luck of the draw. Some has to do with cards with better bins like the factory overclocked cards. That's also why you pay a bit more because they've been tested and do better than stock reference cards sold which allows them to be overclocked. Hence why some pay a premium. You can buy the same card cheaper but it doesn't come overclocked and usually doesn't have the same overclock capabilities or limits sometimes, not all the time. I've heard of stock cards doing as well as overclocked cards when overclocking.

I've read people running two of the same exact cards and one getting 950Mhz and another right next to it reaching limits of 875Mhz. Luck of the draw.

Well hope this answers your question. I'd find out before you flash BIOS your MSI card if it works with an EVGA flash BIOS exe made specifically for EVGA cards. It might be universal based on card reference and might not matter.

Let us know what you find out when you do your homework.

I like MSI and EVGA. MSI makes great quality cards. I've owned them before. This a first EVGA card and also the first time I bought the best card on the current market. I'm hooked on EVGA for many reasons now. Great forums, support, warranty, and step up program should a better card come out within 90 days of your purchase anyway. LOL.

Good luck, Happy gaming!
     
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What kind of voltages are you guys using for these clocks?
ooops to answer your actual question I only went as high as 1.1v. I noticed if I went another step up I started getting temps of 45C idle and reached 81C full throttle. I don't like those higher temps.

Though I know these Nvidia cards can handle temps of 95C without problems I'd rather not. Beside it's not like I can't play Crysis at max settings anyway, so I don't have a need to go any higher other than hobbyist fun or 'status' on the owners club. ROFLOL.

Shorty's stats are amazing. He must have superior cooling. I got two 200mm fans top & front. One 140mm side fan and one 120mm back fan.
     
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