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Hey guys,

I decided to do some overclocking experiments with my GTX 460M in my MSI GT680R-008US.

I went straight for MSI Afterburner. It only allows me to change my core clock, shader clock, and memory clock.

The issue I'm having is that, even after adjusting those 3 things, Afterburner only changes the memory clock. I could bring the sliders for core and shader up all the way, but they'll stay the same. I confirmed this by taking a look at CPU-Z and GPU-Z. Nothing changed but the memory clock.

I was going to try this http://www.overclock.net/nvidia-driv...deo-cards.html, but I'm not able to edit the voltages (everything is greyed out).

Any ideas? I guess Nvidia doesn't want anybody to mess with their mobile cards...

And for those who are interested, here are my Unigine Heaven scores: http://jailbreakzone.com/files/unigi...out_fraps.html
Edited by besweeet - 4/16/11 at 7:59pm
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go to afterburner dir and find the cfg file. Open it in notepad. Find where it says unnoficial overclocking, change the value from = 0 to = 1. save.
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go to afterburner dir and find the cfg file. Open it in notepad. Find where it says unnoficial overclocking, change the value from = 0 to = 1. save.
Tried exactly that. Didn't do anything differently.
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Let it run for a while. Seriously. Just minimize the afterburner tab and do something. Then come back to it and try it again. I usually have GPUz open as well. at some point, it just stopped denying the overclocks and stayed.
     
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Ah, there we go, thanks. I guess I was just impatient . It definitely changed when I went in to a game, which makes perfect sense. I don't know why I didn't do that in the first place.
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Ah, there we go, thanks. I guess I was just impatient . It definitely changed when I went in to a game, which makes perfect sense. I don't know why I didn't do that in the first place.
Could you please tell me what are the max settings to apply in order to be safe with this card?

Regrards!
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Could you please tell me what are the max settings to apply in order to be safe with this card?

Regrards!
I honestly don't know. I went back to the stock clocks as the slight bit of overclocking didn't help much.
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stock clocks are 675/1350/1250
I usually set it to 800/1600/1395 and get 4-6 fps increase which can really help when your in the 30 fps region
Edited by kreater - 7/16/11 at 2:18am
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stock clocks are 675/1350/1250
I usually set it to 800/1600/1395 and get 4-6 fps increase which can really help when your in the 30 fps region
you're* Sorry, I can't help myself.

Fortunately, nothing I play gets that low of a frame rate, so I wouldn't benefit from an OC.
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Hello. I post here because i have the same exact problem. I absolutely can't oc my gpu core. I tried your solution, but that didn't change anything. Any other solution ? ( i heard about stealth mode issue - don't even know What it is -, problem with stock msi bios ( i have gt663r ).
I would gladly try any solution you have in mind !

Thx for helping
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