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Getting "Display Driver Has Stopped Responding and Just Recovered" After Overclocking

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May 31, 2013 10:58:09 AM

When I go above 875mhz (default core clock is 780) on my gtx 460 hawk, I'm getting the above message. What should I do ? Has the time come to increase voltage ? Or is there some tweak available ?

May 31, 2013 11:03:16 AM

It sounds to me like you're going too high when you go over 875.
a b K Overclocking
May 31, 2013 11:05:39 AM

the reason you are getting the message is the OC is way to much and the card is crashing. At the voltage your at now you have reached your limit. to get more you will need to increase the voltage.

Set your OC to be 100% stable at stock voltage. then bump the voltage by 1 then bump the clocks just slightly and re-stress test. IF it is unstable bump the voltage by 1 again and repeat. These are the steps you need to follow to get a stable OC but I wouldn't bother with a voltage bump being a beginner OCer. You can cause major damage Over Volting the card.
May 31, 2013 1:20:54 PM

bgunner said:
the reason you are getting the message is the OC is way to much and the card is crashing. At the voltage your at now you have reached your limit. to get more you will need to increase the voltage.

Set your OC to be 100% stable at stock voltage. then bump the voltage by 1 then bump the clocks just slightly and re-stress test. IF it is unstable bump the voltage by 1 again and repeat. These are the steps you need to follow to get a stable OC but I wouldn't bother with a voltage bump being a beginner OCer. You can cause major damage Over Volting the card.

Thanks for the reply. Umm I wouldn't damage it if I strictly follow those steps, right ? I really wanna overclock so need some encouragement :p 
a b K Overclocking
May 31, 2013 1:44:50 PM

If you bump the voltage you CAN hurt the card. The issue with over volting is you don't know when it is to much then the card crashes and is fried. using the voltage is a last step, last resort move for more performance.

do some googleing and see if you can find the max safe over voltage for your card. then follow the steps I mentioned and you should get a little more out of that card. Be VERY cautious when coming close to the high end of the over volt limit because the closer you get the more dangerous it is for the card to be there.
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