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OK, so I took my first shot at overclocking my gtx 460. I havent done anything too extreme. The software I am using is EVGA Precision to overclock, and EVGA OC Scanner to stress test and get benchmarks.

First off are these good programs to use? Are they any mroe acurate or better/worse than others? Or are they pretty equal?


Now, on my first attempts here is what I have come up with. No settings have been changed permanently, these are just clocks I tried and here is what I got.


STOCK:
Core: 648
Shader: 1296
Mem: 1700
Fan Speed=60%

After 1 hour of stress testing card ran under 50*C under load.

Bench: Score: 990 FPS:330

Then I began playing with the clocks and after some time here is what I have come up with so far.


OC1
Core: 730
Shader: 1460
Mem: 1820
Fan speed=60%

After 1 hour stress test card ran at 52-53*C under load.

Bench: Score: 1108 FPS: 369


OC 2
Core: 750
Shader: 1500
Mem: 1850
Fan speed=60%

After 42 min stress test card ran at 55-56*C under load

How do these clocks and results look? Did I stress test the card long enough?

Overall, how did I do on my first attempt at overclocking my gtx 460 SE?
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post #2 of 8
I think you stressed it long enough and not bad.
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post #3 of 8
Thats looking very good! And the programs your using should be fine. I use rivatuner and furmark - you can give them a try. Doesnt hertz to have a few programs available
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Now at those clocks and those temps under load. Would it be alright to have the card run with those setting 24/7? (all the time so I dont have to keep switching the clockings) And what are recomended/safe temps for the 460? The load temps are what I stated above and it idles between 28-30*c regardless.

hahaha, the overclock bug has bit me... I want to keep seeing what I can get out of it, but at the same time I afraid I'll break it. lol
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That should be fine for 24/7 it will downclock when not in use anyways.
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the temps are fine. my card is now running hotter than that at load and with a better cooler.

try for 800mhz
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post #7 of 8
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well what is the temp range for a graphics card? I presonally feel safe under 60* So with that I could push it a little more.

But how hot can a card actually get and still be safe? I mean, when I game I play for a couple hours at a time so its gotta be safe for an extended period of time.
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post #8 of 8
100C is hot for a high end card. hot, but easily reachable by some cards.

my 8800GT ran at 108C load on stock clocks and volts and still runs fine to this day (very hot, btw). 60C is warm.
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