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Hey guys, I've had this guy for a while now, since I believe late oct or early november.

I didn't bother overclocking the memory because I heard it's a difference of 1-2fps at most.

My core is 880MHz and shader is 1760MHz @ 1.087v

This is gaming/bench/kombuster stable

I think it's a pretty good overclock. To me, anything above 800Mhz is good.

Also, my VID is .925mV
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cool OC, bro
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That is a very nice OC.
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Yeah, that's a good OC. From what I've seen, I think the average max OC is probably around 820-840MHz. That's just a guesstimate though.

My 470 does not OC well at all, and I've only reached 790MHz at 1.087v. So, at least your card is better than mine!
    
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Great! Beats the hell out of my clocks! i max out at 815 core @1.087v, anything higher and it becomes unstable very quickly. Guess thats what i get for cheaping out and not getting EVGA...
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Great! Beats the hell out of my clocks! i max out at 815 core @1.087v, anything higher and it becomes unstable very quickly. Guess thats what i get for cheaping out and not getting EVGA...
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Those clocks look pretty good 2 me

There's really no reason to not go ahead and get whatever you can out of the memory on top of your core OC. The higher your core is, the more beneficial a memory OC is.

I.E. at stock core clock, a 10% memory OC may only yield 1-2% benefit, but with a fat core OC, that same 10% could actually yield more like 3-4% benefit.

Obviously you want to apply the memory OC after the core OC, and not sacrifice any core to get higher memory, but ... for sure you should OC the memory if it doesn't cost you at the core
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cool OC, bro
Thanks, bro

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Originally Posted by fonzye View Post
That is a very nice OC.
Thanks.. I'm confident that it's stable but I bet if I were folding, that would be another story.. haha

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Originally Posted by Nahte27 View Post
Yeah, that's a good OC. From what I've seen, I think the average max OC is probably around 820-840MHz. That's just a guesstimate though.

My 470 does not OC well at all, and I've only reached 790MHz at 1.087v. So, at least your card is better than mine!
I had another GTX 470 and it had a .975mV VID, and with 1.087v it could do 815MHz for benching but for folding, again that was another story -- it could do 775MHz.

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Great! Beats the hell out of my clocks! i max out at 815 core @1.087v, anything higher and it becomes unstable very quickly. Guess thats what i get for cheaping out and not getting EVGA...
I think it's all just luck of the draw. I bought my 470 off of someone on OCN and they didn't overclock it, and didn't know the VID, so I guess I got lucky with it.

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Those clocks look pretty good 2 me but I've not owned a 460.

There's really no reason to not go ahead and get whatever you can out of the memory on top of your core OC. The higher your core is, the more beneficial a memory OC is.

I.E. at stock core clock, a 10% memory OC may only yield 1-2% benefit, but with a fat core OC, that same 10% could actually yield more like 3-4% benefit.

Obviously you want to apply the memory OC after the core OC, and not sacrifice any core to get higher memory, but ... for sure you should OC the memory if it doesn't cost you at the core
Thanks brettjv I will try raising mem as well but for 3-4% I'm not sure if it's really all that worth it.

So far, clocks are 880/1760/837 (stock mem)
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