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How to effectively oc a video card?

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January 19, 2012 2:39:22 AM

I bought the zotac amp 560 ti a while back but the card would overheat and so i followed the advice of some comments and i tinkered with the card and underclocked it. However now i want to see if i can overclock it but stably and wanted to know how to do it. Are there benchmarks, tips, tricks, etc. i used msi's afterburner btw.

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January 22, 2012 10:03:55 PM

sadly i dont understand overclocking. i tried using the furmark benchmark test results in order to determine if i was gaining or losing performance but the results were so varied i wasnt able to determine anything. i was using afterburner to oc. I want to give it another go but i just dont understand why my scores were all over the place. also my temps were way too high (100) and i dont know if this is normal. With afterburner on a zotac amp why cant i adjust my fan speed? ughhh i need somebody to hold my hand while walking me through the process. I was like this when i started messing around with roms and my android but now i can do everything myself, so i know there is hope.
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January 24, 2012 12:46:07 AM

Read reviews on the exact card in question. Usually they do an overclock and publish the maximum stable settings for the card. Copy down settings and apply just a little lower than what the review had. Tweak as needed.
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