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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by hellian6667, Jan 30, 2013.

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    ok so with the new series of games coming up I am getting a little worried about my pc's ability to handle a few of the games. my graphics card is a Galaxy GTX 460 1 gig SE. I know there is potential for overclocking on it but how much? I have compared the card to one that is recommended for bioshock infinite I don't see much of a difference. my gpu runs at 700 where as the recommended runs at 800. can I achieve this with my gtx 460? or is there a low budget card to replace it with that can do it? I have 100 to spend on a new one. also I noticed that my card is a 256 bit interface and so is what the recommend. does this mean no 128 bit interface can run it?
     
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    I think you can go ahead and try to overclock. Both of the GTX460s that I've had will run 848MHz (achieved with MSI Afterburner) before any sort of issues arise. 800MHz is a good starting point I think :)
     
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    is there anything else I would need to change? like the voltages, mem clock or shader? thanks for your reply
     
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    On the GTX4xx series, any changes to core clock speed will be carried over to the shaders(2:1 ratio). There may be some additional headroom for a memory overclock, just watch your temps.
     
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    what temp is dangerous? with no changed made the temp is like 40C or lower
     
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    what model# do you have? Some coolers are better than others.
     
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    I've heard that the Galaxy coolers aren't the best, but it should still be OK--the GTX460s run pretty cool. Under 90C is OK, under 80C is entirely reasonable--anything lower than that is just icing on the cake :)
    Most important is temperature playing a game or during a stress test--not idle temperatures.
     
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    yeah my evga gtx 460 overclocks real easy with precision x. I can keep it at 885mhz and be pretty safe with temps
    (burn me at the stake for not using afterburner lol)

    oh and thats all stock cooling
     
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    this is true, my old asus 460 did something like 875mhz, i slowly OCed in increments of 5mhz at a time using msi afterburner, those cards have some good OCing potential.

    with only 100 bucks in your pocket you arent gonna get very far. the next best thing would be a 560ti or better. look around craigslist, you might find someone thats in need of cash and will settle for a lowball. thats how i came up on my 580
     
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    EVGA Precision is Afterburner with a different skin.
     
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    i thought it didnt have as many features?
     
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    Hello.
    I have a Gigabyte GTX 460 OC 1GB and don't know where to start in graphic overclocking.
    You can see the rest of the computer in my System Specs.

    I see that MSI afterburner is the most used software.
    Also I have installes HWmonitor.
    Do I need more software? GPUz?

    Can you tell me what steps to follow?

    Thanks.

    EDIT

    I was making some attemps in the Afterburner, and right now it is set at Core825 - Memory2000 - Default voltage 1.0120V
    In Ungine Heaven/Valley the temps max at 70ºC

    Make an attemp in 850-2000 but I get artifacts. (green/blue/purple lights in wrong places)

    I don't know if this is the top for my card.
    Any idea?
     
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