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9600GT overclock help needed.

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Hi,
After overclocking my CPU,i think my graphics card requires some tuning.

I've got a ZOTAC 9600GT(512 mb DDR3) and i plan to push it a bit...i've tried increasing 30-40mhz but never really found any gain.

Any idea on how to go abt overclocking this thing?
What all software should i use?

my clocks are-
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CORE-650
MEMORY-1800
SHADER-1650

Thanks.
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post #2 of 5
use msi afterburner to oc tge gfx
and what cooler are you using
     
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Personally I would suggest an aftermarket cooler - else I dont think you will be able to keep you card cool at highers clocks - how much you can OC a card like that - that I cant help you with
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Ok...the sad thing is that I only have the stock zotac cooler..but the weather is pretty chilly so the card remains cool...so any clue? What do you think is a decent overclock on a stock cooler?
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You are on the right path just increase core, then shader, then RAM individually. This is to make it easier to tell whats causing your instability. Once they are unstable and you see artifacting or get lock ups back it off 10-20mhz until it goes back to normal. Core and shader clocks will get you highest performance gains.

For software try MSI afterburner or EVGA precision for OCing. For stability testing use whatever game(s) you play, heaven benchmark maxed to push the card, and you can also use OCCT GPU stress test here it works pretty good.. I would not recommend furmark as it pushes the cards a bit too hard IMO. Set your fan to 100% to get best temps and keep load temps under 80-90c while testing for best longevity and stability.

All cards are different so your might go higher/lower compared to other similar models. Hope this helped you out anything I missed or you need to know still let us know here to help.
    
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