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Hi,

I'm wanting to build a rig with a GTX 580 in the future (don't want SLI), and I've got a few questions:

1) How far can it be pushed on air with a good cooler? Could it handle being overclocked 20% with acceptable noise and heat?

2) How far can it be pushed with liquid cooling? Could you overclock it 50%? I read someone using dry ice managed to overclock it by double the reference design, is it possible to do that with liquid cooling or isn't that a sustainable overclock (I.E, it'll die/explode, in a week?).
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post #2 of 29
I could probably take it half way around the world....

no but srsly - air you could hit 900 core
water you could hit 1000
post #3 of 29
haven't really pushed it, but right now running at 800mhz @1.0 volts...slight O/C with lower then stock voltage
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I'm actually having a lot of trouble OCing my 580. I can't get it over 850 without it randomly crashing. It stays cool (under 75), and even though I don't get artifacting, the thing keeps "restarting".

Thats with the reference Asus 580. Get the DirectCU II version if you want to OC. The bios is more mature there.
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Goldboy is right, on air should be able to get up to ~900Mhz core more or less, on water maybe ~1000Mhz (depending on the temps/card).
Dry ice & liquid nitrogen will let it clock much more, but only for benchmark runs, no 24/7 operation or gaming there. The ones that have done close to double the reference clocks are also well modified, on an unmodded card I've gotten to about 1175Mhz core on a frozen 580.
    
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FTW 420... by "near vancouver" do you mean Richmond? if so, go to memory express at some point, I have questions for you!
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Originally Posted by steelbom View Post
Hi,

I'm wanting to build a rig with a GTX 580 in the future (don't want SLI), and I've got a few questions:

1) How far can it be pushed on air with a good cooler? Could it handle being overclocked 20% with acceptable noise and heat?

2) How far can it be pushed with liquid cooling? Could you overclock it 50%? I read someone using dry ice managed to overclock it by double the reference design, is it possible to do that with liquid cooling or isn't that a sustainable overclock (I.E, it'll die/explode, in a week?).
I run 945mhz core and 2200 memory on air cooling with evga reference cooler. 950mhz crashes drivers
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Mine did 900Mhz @ 1.125v stable for everything i put it through and after gaming temps would hit ~ 75C, 75% fan speed.
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post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by Spandy87 View Post
I'm actually having a lot of trouble OCing my 580. I can't get it over 850 without it randomly crashing. It stays cool (under 75), and even though I don't get artifacting, the thing keeps "restarting".

Thats with the reference Asus 580. Get the DirectCU II version if you want to OC. The bios is more mature there.
I can only go to 850mhz on stock voltage, try upping it a little. Maximum voltage on MSI afterburner is 1.15v
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post #10 of 29
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I run 945mhz core and 2200 memory on air cooling with evga reference cooler. 950mhz crashes drivers
Interesting... mine is almost exactly the same.
Will do 940 with the volts upped but with 950 it crashes after awhile.

Most I can do on stock volts is low 840's, 850 isn't stable.
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