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I'm new to the overclocking world of graphic cards so I was wondering if anyone can point me in a direction of a guide?

Personal input is great too

Thanks!
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On those cards go for overclocking the core/shader first, get to the max and then try the memory. Memory wont make as much of an impact as core/shaders will. Go in 5-10mhz increases and test with games/and 3D benches like vantage. Once you artifact or BSOD back it down 10-15 or until your score go back to the highest obtained previously. Keep temps under 70-80c while overclocking and use a good software like EVGA precision or MSI afterburner for overclocking. Raise your fan speed up to 80-100 percent to ensure your temps stay low, if they are good at max overclock you can lower them until you are satisfied with temps/noise levels. You can overvolt the card however I would see how far you get on stock volts and go from there remember lower the temps the better overclock and longer lifespan you will have. If temps are a bit higher then you would like even stock you can remove cooler and remount with better thermal paste to improve thermal transfer. As for a guide check out the nvidia video card section of the forum and search and the top of the page and you will get plenty of results for your card as it is pretty popular still to this day even with never cards available.


These should help with overclocks obtainable on your card remember all cards are different:

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9243...-fan-club.html

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/7116...rs-thread.html
Edited by Rick Arter - 4/21/11 at 5:33pm
    
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Increase core clock by 10mhz and play a demanding game for 10 minutes. Repeat til you crash or see blocks on the screen or lower fps than usual. Use the highest stable speed. repeat for memory. Monitor temps for core/memory/VRM's when overclocked and in a game. I would say not to use GPU stress testing software. I can run heavy overclocks for 24 hours but in a game it find issues within the first 5 minutes if the GPU overclock is truly unstable.

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