Originally Posted by Dannyboone81;13256693
I herd that a 465 can unlock into a 470 but I don't know. Everything I have done, I have tried to research it. I use overclocking as a tool, but I didn't do it till I knew what would work. I found others with the same items and seen what they did. If your going to do any overclocking make sure you have the cooling. My CPU cooler cost as much as my CPU believe it or not. Always be careful. Do not take any short cuts. I overclock my video card for testing but I run it at stock to be safe. The video card has amazing colling, it's an asus 560 ti DCII top. I can't stress how important cooling is. I have 3 200 MM fans in my case. Like I said, if you want to tweak your system do the research first. It's because this test has an oddity that I am worried. If it isn't stable, thats when you need to be careful. It also helps if everything you touch is under warranty. I have had to send my board in cause I messed up. Again be careful. Start with your CPU, do not do anything without a cooler. Research the cooler. After that look up your cpu and see what kind of overclocks people have done. If you don't trust it, then leave it alone. You do not need to blow up your computer.
I have messed with overclocking my card using EVGA Precision and OC Scanner to check for artifacts. The only real boost to the 3DMark 11 score is boosting core clock to 850 and memory to 1800 but it produces a lot of Artifacts. It jumped the 3D Mark 11 score way into the 4k range.
OCing with no artifacts leaves me at 760 core 1520 shader and 1800memory. Anything past that produces artifacts. This setup still keeps me in the mid 3.5k range for 3D Mark11. No idea why my buddy is able to get the lower 4k range. My physX score seems way too low for a OC 950 too.
I tried to unlock my 465 to 470 and was unsuccessful.