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I'm new to this forum, sorry if this question is answered somewhere else. I tried to look abit thought.

The question is very simple, yes or no, I have a gtx 560 GPU that has been OC'd by palit, are these mostly reasonably over clocked, or should I go even further and OC it more?

Sorry again if question is dump. I just built my first computer and got interested in OCing
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post #2 of 14
hell yes.

they usually got abit higher since they are already overclocked with low voltages,
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post #3 of 14
You could definately bump it up a few notches, if the cooling on it is good

Some manufacturers chose binned GPU's when overclocking them, making them more desireable for overclockers since these can go higher.

Not sure how Palit does its binning, and if it does it at all
post #4 of 14
I got my 580 SC mostly because there was Prime shipping with this and none on the regular 580 at the time, but it's also usually binned higher meaning it can overclock more, that doesn't mean you'll always get a card that can overclock a lot.
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post #5 of 14
If it's the dual cooler model, you could OC a bit more without voltage boosts or anything. But for now, OC'ing won't give you so much of performance boost as it will in lets say 1-2-3 years where the 560s will start to show age. But by then you could SLI the 560, the cost will be the same as the now 460 maybe. Hopefully, in 1-3 years SLI bugs will be fixed and more efficient.
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post #6 of 14
My old EVGA 8800 GTS SC was oc'd to 576 core ............ I then took it to 650 mhz ocre
I then got a vanilla EVGA 8800 GTS and it oc'd just as well

So factory oc'd cards are a waste of cash in my opinion
post #7 of 14
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Ok, thanks for quick replies all. For what I got from the messages I should keep it as is, and later on SLI it, unless I need more performance in next few coming months or for a new game, before another 560's price's down. I will see if I want to OC it then.
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post #8 of 14
Palits OC' Strong... go 4 it!

C Sig Rig 4 an Example!
 
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post #9 of 14
PUSH IT! My Gigabyte GTX 570 shipped with 780/1560 on the core/shaders. I have it OC'd to 900/1800 with a minor voltage increase to 1.038v.

Just because it's factory OC'd doesn't mean it's tapped out. You can probably get more out of it with minimal effort.
 
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post #10 of 14
you can definitely overclock it more if you have thermal headroom.
when at factory overclocked settings and temperature does not exceed 70 C, you will be able to overclock.
stop overclocking once temps reach the 80s.
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