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post #1 of 22
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What now? lol

I scored 5595 on 3DMark 11 and my old score was 4127 with a ATI 6870...

What's the safest overvolt can I give it?

Want to try and push 850 core... maybe 900 core - P.S I got the stock cooling on

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Edited by Atomfix - 2/10/11 at 9:21am
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Safest?
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It's already running at 1.087V, can I push it just a notch up on the slider without impacting the life on the card?
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Depends on what your temps are like. If they are way below the threshold then it would be relatively safe to increase the voltage within reason.
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Originally Posted by Voltage_Drop View Post
Depends on what your temps are like. If they are way below the threshold then it would be relatively safe to increase the voltage within reason.
Iv'e just managed to keep the temps bellow 88C with a custom fan profile with the card maxed out, or 82C with the fan at a constant 100%, Nvidia's max thermal for the card is 105C
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As long as the temps are under control use what AB allows u to.
From what i heard 1.3 is max recommended from nvidia (at the best possible cooling), which is not air ofcourse.
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As long as the temps are under control use what AB allows u to.
From what i heard 1.3 is max recommended from nvidia (at the best possible cooling), which is not air ofcourse.
Do you think 1.1V should get me to 850 core?
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See my sig to a post I made about this. I think the 480 can max after burner safely 1.1+, I'll check mine when I get home.
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See my sig to a post I made about this. I think the 480 can max after burner safely 1.1+, I'll check mine when I get home.
Okay, I will read it up in a minute, I just bumped the voltage to 1.113V and the Core is now at 882MHz, I'm going to test run 3Dmark 11
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Do you think 1.1V should get me to 850 core?
My GTX480 has VID of 1025mV and it does 850/1025 w/ 1075mV in Afterburner..

It seems that your GTX has a higher VID so yeah I think you'll need at least 1.1V for 850MHz..

Test your OC with Crysis 30min game or 40 loops in Crysis bench with maxed out graphic settings..

Also trow Ungine benchmark and 3DMark 11 into the mix..

If you pass those the you're stable as you'll ever need to be..

I have also used Furmark 20 minutes Extreme burn mode for testing and I crashed w/ 1065mV after 3 minutes into test even though I was ROCK SOLID in Crysis,Ungine amd 3DMark 11 so I buped voltage to 1075mV and passed Furmark too..

But I wouldn't recommend Furmark for testind as it puts load heaver than you would've ever experience in real life usage and draws 25% more power than any real life application/game would've..

Also Furmark is dangerous for the card itself (VRM's)..

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