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Bad or good?
A $65 GTS 450 is nothing to complain about, but I'm not too sure and I don't think this is good... hm
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one of mine is 1.062 and it overclocks better then the on with 1.032 lol
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Bad or good?
A $65 GTS 450 is nothing to complain about, but I'm not too sure and I don't think this is good... hm
It could be bad.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Bad or good?
A $65 GTS 450 is nothing to complain about, but I'm not too sure and I don't think this is good... hm
Not too good unfortunately.

I kind of want to plug in my GTS 450 just to see it's VID. Mine is EVGA branded, and the VID was high too. These cards do not overclock that well, so I wouldn't be surprised if the VID was that high.
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post #5 of 15
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I'm using VID as a baseline for overclocking, not my entire baseline but something to think about at least. 1.087V is what GPU-Z says. I've heard you can check with NiBiTor, is this more accurate than GPU-Z?

Of course I'm thinking of overclocking the card, but am also wondering about certain limitations. GDDR chips are bare on the back; they're also on the front, and behind the heatsink, but not even touching it. The Samsung HC-05 ICs I know are at least built for 4000Mhz operation, but what if I want more also the VRMs are 3+1 and are unheatsinked, though this is a low power consumption card I'm thinking I'll want to add some VRMsinks there before I push voltage above stock; VRMs look of quality though, low RDS and all.
post #6 of 15
I'd think that would mean you have almost zero OC headroom... but who knows?
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one of mine is 1.062 and it overclocks better then the on with 1.032 lol
Spice apparently has proof to the contrary.
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Well I do know high VID isn't necessarily bad, I had an Athlon II x2 C3 that required 1.45V at stock, could undervolt to 1.325V easy. Just wanna compare this with others, and so far, it looks bad. Probably why the guy sold it off to me for $65 (though AFAIK it wasn't overclocked)
post #8 of 15
I think my 2 GTS 450's were around 1v or very high .9's. I don't think it will matter too much, I bet you will get some nice clocks out of it at the voltage it is.
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Is that in your sig rig? If it is, 810 core is pretty weak, should hit 850-900
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post #10 of 15
you could probably overclock that thing pretty high on stock voltage then!

Or you could lower the vid (while still stable) and run stock clocks.
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