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post #1 of 24
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Hi,

I'm wondering if I can underclock a GPU? Say a GTX 580? To reduce heat, noise, etc., I imagine it must be possible?

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Yes it is, go into the Nvidia control panel and underclock it you will also be able to reduce the fan speed to reduce sound.
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if you want to underclock your 580 for less noise heat and power, ill trade you my 5450 and we will both be super happy?
    
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post #4 of 24
Certainly, but it would make more sense to just buy a less powerful card assuming you don't already own it.
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Of course you can. I do it all the time to save power when I don't need the performance boost.
    
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Yea you can. You want it underclocked even when its under load? Because then your limiting its full potential and what was the point of buying it in the first place?
post #7 of 24
why would you when there are already power saving measures in place?
when in 2D desktop, your card only runs at 51 MHz. when ur watching movies, your card only runs at 405 MHz. only when you game the card go up to 772 MHz. so there is no need to underclock since the card already does so.
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post #8 of 24
no need to underclock just leave it at stock clocks and force the fan to a tolerable level.
    
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No, you can't underclock.. This is OVERCLOCK.net!!
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post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by DSF_x View Post
if you want to underclock your 580 for less noise heat and power, ill trade you my 5450 and we will both be super happy?
Ahahaha, lol not quite =P
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Originally Posted by hermitmaster View Post
Certainly, but it would make more sense to just buy a less powerful card assuming you don't already own it.
Na, I want the power if I need it. But if the games I play I can max at 2560x1440/1600 comfortably I'd like to tone it down a bit.
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Originally Posted by elson View Post
Yea you can. You want it underclocked even when its under load? Because then your limiting its full potential and what was the point of buying it in the first place?
Same as above. If I need it, it's there. If I don't, I can save power, and reduce noise. Plus, I can overclock if I need the power, too. More flexible.
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No, you can't underclock.. This is OVERCLOCK.net!!
Ahahahahaha lol =)
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