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First off - what's the highest I should go with stock heatsink? Or should I stay at stock superclocked settings. Will the minimal OC that I do with stock heatsink be worth it? I've got a pretty good fan profile in precision.

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Do you have a super-clocked edition?
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Depends on how comfortable you are with running your card at a high voltage. You have a lifetime warranty, if it were me I would overclock away.
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Do you have a super-clocked edition?
i do

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Depends on how comfortable you are with running your card at a high voltage. You have a lifetime warranty, if it were me I would overclock away.
good deal. Im green in terms of computer builds and overclocking (first build). at what point is voltage manipulation required in terms of core clock?
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what is the VID of your card?

I would start there and raise the clocks, us evga OC scanner to test. Raise 5mhz, test for a couple minutes rinse repeat. When you get to a point it starts getting artifacts or driver fail, then raise volts one notch.
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i do



good deal. Im green in terms of computer builds and overclocking (first build). at what point is voltage manipulation required in terms of core clock?
I would say mid 800s is a good bet on stock volts. As long as you don't push the card beyond its limit (i.e. mod the bios) even if it does fail you can always RMA it. The 580s have been reliable as a whole and don't have the problems the 570 may or may not have.
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what is the VID of your card?

I would start there and raise the clocks, us evga OC scanner to test. Raise 5mhz, test for a couple minutes rinse repeat. When you get to a point it starts getting artifacts or driver fail, then raise volts one notch.
awesome, just the information i was looking for. thanks biker!
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I would say mid 800s is a good bet on stock volts. As long as you don't push the card beyond its limit (i.e. mod the bios) even if it does fail you can always RMA it. The 580s have been reliable as a whole and don't have the problems the 570 may or may not have.
that gives me a good range to aim for. thx elmo, cheers!
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And remember also. Every card is a different.

My stock Voltage is 1.088 @ 797 MHz
But my everyday use is 1.050 @ 850 MHz or even lower voltages like at the moment 1.038 and 831 MHz.

Remember, I basicly overclock that few times to see the benchies.
But if I play a game like stock settings and getting 80-100 FPS in whatevergame. Do I need to overclock for 3-5 extraframes? Nope

Also remember that some motherboards giving better OC results than others.

here´s a little guidancelines of my card´s stable benchsettings
1.038mV ... 831 MHz (stable for gaming)
1.050mV ... 850 MHz (stable for gaming)
1.088mV ... 885 MHz rest of these havent even bother to game
1.138mV ... 920 MHz
1.150mV ... 951 MHz
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good stuff korak. whats your opinion on memory OC'ing? im probably going to try for ~ 850 mhz core like you are for everyday use.
Edited by StringerBell - 2/13/11 at 6:48am
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