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Overclock gtx 295 safe limits

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December 15, 2010 6:40:40 PM

Hi

I was wondering what would be safe limits on overclocking my BFG GTX 296. at the moment it is running

Clock 576
Memory 999
Shader 1242
(defaults)

The rest of my system stands at
CPU: i7 920 @ 3.26ghz
6gb tripple channel corsair @ 1284mhz - overclocked with gigabyte software
MOBO: gigabyte - X58 ud4
Case: Antec 900 - 2

I was tinkering with rivatuner but i am new to overclocking and wanted to know what are safe limits in terms of temperature and is there anything else i should be aware of

The temps i have at the min (idle) are:
GPU - 58c
PCB Temp: 55c


I hope you cn help

Thanks

KV3
December 15, 2010 6:41:48 PM

I'm trying to do the same with mine, interested to see what winds up here.
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December 15, 2010 7:09:56 PM

Hi kill3rvill3 and welcome to Tom's forum.

AFAIK GTX2xx series support 105ºC, but I'd not go above 70ºC-75ºC
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December 16, 2010 5:41:12 PM

Thank you - i am looking forward to getting some of lifes hardware questions answered in here - combined with this answer and pyschoteddy's answers i have what i need - thanks all
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a c 295 K Overclocking
December 16, 2010 5:45:34 PM

Your welcome, and I think that you can give to the temps range a little more size, 80ºC max.
December 16, 2010 5:47:11 PM

I tried OC'ing mine a while back and was getting artifacts at around 90C so I'd be careful. Then again, I think that may have been a faulty card, too. I can't remember if that was the one I RMA'd or not... Hmmm... (scratches head)
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a c 295 K Overclocking
December 16, 2010 5:57:26 PM

Don't forget set your fan profile with afterburner, that increase the fan speed at the same time that temp rise.
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