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hey guys i have my gtx 460 overclocked to 850 core clock on stock voltage and i would like to know what the max safe voltage is for the 460 is before adding more so i dont end up with a broken card.
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Can I just ask what are you using to test stability? Before you go adding more volts its a good idea to check whether or not its actually stable. Btw what temps are you hitting?
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dang 850 on stock voltage is pretty good. i saw lots of people running 1.087. i think thats the max? not sure. just make sure its stable(use msi kombuster or furmark), and monitor the temps also.
    
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It depends on if the cooling solution does anything with the VRMs, and the quality they used. I think 1.087 is limit unless you flash your bios and change that. You should be fine up to that without worry about killing anything.

Any more and you would have to decide on the risk yourself, and test out temps and stuff.
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post #5 of 15
1.087v is generally accepted safe max for air.

I would not recommend running Furmark / OCCT at those voltages though, you'll fry a VRM in no time. I would suggest just playing games that push your cards to check for artifacts/stability.
    
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But umm if i dont have max voltages or anything like that how long should i run the stresstest so i can call it stable?
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both of mine go 850/1932 at 1025mv
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Originally Posted by AccuraticA View Post
But umm if i dont have max voltages or anything like that how long should i run the stresstest so i can call it stable?
forget stress testing it, run furmark or something just to give you an indication on what temps your hitting at load, then assuming that temps are in order, GAME on!!! Play your games and if you get andy bsods or lock ups, just increase the volts, again assuming that temps are fine with current volts, or just decrease overclock.

Hope that helps.
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But umm if i dont have max voltages or anything like that how long should i run the stresstest so i can call it stable?
furmark doesnt give an accurate indication of whats truly stable imo, that dumb donut can look fine and the card can be unstable as heck.

my best routine is OCCT GPU test for 3 mins or max temp (select full screen and error check), if it doesnt report any artifacts at max temp then I move onto playing games and looking for issues.
    
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I ran it 900mhz @ 1050
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