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hey,

guys, i want to overclock my gtx580.
its my first time, so please help me with it.
i will use msi afterburner.
the gtx580 is watercooled so i can go to the limit i think
what is the maximum for a watercooled gtx580 (480mm rad)?? i mean the maximum Mhz and voltage??
what things do i need to change in afterburner?? i dont know..

please help me..
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post #2 of 22
I mean, it's pretty simple.
Slide the slider a little higher to increase your OC.
Test stability with Kombuster or OCCT etc.

Doesn't take a rocket scientist to do this.
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Start with small increase in the Core Clock (locked to the Shaders) and as stated above test with Kombuster and ATI Tool for glitches and problems.
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but do i need to change the memory and shader clock??
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my first step will be 800mhz on the core clock.. is that fine?
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post #6 of 22
I prefer the EVGA precision utility, it enabled me to set a temperature ceiling and the fan would throttle accordingly.

Also, personally I push it as far as it can go on the stock voltage setting as I don't want to wear out my card by upping the voltage. Then I run the unigine tesselation benchmark maxed out in a window and monitor the load and temperatures to test stability.
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post #7 of 22
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but can i damage the card if the overclock is to high? just for sure..
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post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by musi View Post
but do i need to change the memory and shader clock??
Hi
overclocking the memory doesn't do much, so I wouldn't bother
Quote:
Originally Posted by musi View Post
my first step will be 800mhz on the core clock.. is that fine?
At stock volts?
Sounds good

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Quote:
but can i damage the card if the overclock is to high? just for sure..
You can kill the card if you have the volts too high!
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post #9 of 22
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can i also achieve 900mhz? on stock voltage
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by musi View Post
but can i damage the card if the overclock is to high? just for sure..
Not really. You'll artifact really bad and it would be unusable. The only time you can damage it if temps are insanely high or you overvolt it, but you shouldn't have that problem because you wouldn't be messing with voltages.
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