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Hey guys, I'm newly signed up here, and would really like some help in overclocking my EVGA GTX 570 safely. My goal if possible is to get it running as close to a GTX 580 in speeds or whatever closest is safely possible. This might be the wrong place to post this, so if it is I'm sorry. Also a quick introduction I'm 24 and live in B.C. Canada. Cheers everyone!
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msi afterburner and evga oc scanner are your freinds, increase by 5 mhz then test for stabiliy
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i'd start at 900/1.1v

leave it at 900 and lower voltage a step at a time and test for stability.. OR, leave it at 1.1v and raise the clock step at a time and test for stability... depends if you're trying to max out your oc or not.. 900 is a good spot though

i think i read it was around 880 that a 570 reaches stock 580 level
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http://downloads.guru3d.com/Afterbur...load-2604.html

You'll need this, and I recommend OCCT instead of EVGA OC scanner, it finds errors faster.

http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika_en/index.php?Download

Run with shader complexity 8, full screen with error checking on.

Start with your default voltage then increase core speed 5mhz at a time then test for stability like shortysmalls said, if you get errors up the vcore slightly then retest.
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Before you overclock look at this thread. You may want to be very careful until this OC issue gets pinpointed.
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Before you overclock look at this thread. You may want to be very careful until this OC issue gets pinpointed.
He will be ok as long as he doesnt disable the power limiter. That seems to be the issue with people frying their cards.
 
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He will be ok as long as he doesnt disable the power limiter. That seems to be the issue with people frying their cards.
Exactly.. I mean people what part about it dont you get...
If the card is going to die, Running the stress test only speeds up the process.. ( It's going to die no matter what, if the card is weak )
Gaming is going to do the same thing, so unless you guys intend to not game on your card for fear of them dying.. Wait , What website is this again?
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What kind of cooling will you run, are you planning to stay on air? You can see my OC in my sig, I've had no problems yet, but it's also 45-50 load. 900/1800/2000 @1.1 is where I'm going to stay, with the voltage issues I'm not going to push it higher and it performs very well at 900 for me. Also, work the core OC first, with mem stock, then when you find a sweetspot for the core work the memory up. Shaders are linked to the core on these cards. Mem OC won't give the kind of returns that higher core will, just fyi.
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Exactly.. I mean people what part about it dont you get...
If the card is going to die, Running the stress test only speeds up the process.. ( It's going to die no matter what, if the card is weak )
Gaming is going to do the same thing, so unless you guys intend to not game on your card for fear of them dying.. Wait , What website is this again?
I dont think it clicks for some people, why would you want to disable something that protects your card then put it through a stress test where it will be more intense than any video game ever would. All while putting the maximum amount of voltage through it. Then they wonder why things like that happen

I never disabled the power limiter when I stress my cards for stability and my OC's havent failed me yet.
 
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Exactly.. I mean people what part about it dont you get...
If the card is going to die, Running the stress test only speeds up the process.. ( It's going to die no matter what, if the card is weak )
Gaming is going to do the same thing, so unless you guys intend to not game on your card for fear of them dying.. Wait , What website is this again?
I don't care if he wants to fry his card or not but at least he deserves to know whats going on. Some people claim they cook under "normal" conditions. Folders run high loads all the time not just stress tests. Other cards don't cook the way these ones are, people abuse the hell out of 400 series cards and they still work fine after. Maybe the issue has been resolved in manufacturing, the point is to make him aware that his $300 card has an active thread about an issue.
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