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March 17, 2012 9:31:00 PM

hey guys what have your'll got when OC this card (max)??????? and one more question when OC core speed with the stock mem speed will or can the mem speed cause the OC to be unstable? do i need to OC both together ? to reach the maximum core speed or can i get the max with out touching the memory??? please help this got me confused !!! GTX 460 1GB MSI TWIN FROZR stock at 675mhz
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March 17, 2012 9:51:30 PM

guys???? no one has an answer for me???
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March 17, 2012 11:07:52 PM

So far I got my ASUS card to 875/2050/1750.

Overclocking any part of the card can cause it to be unstable, whether that be the shaders, cores, or memory. Higher memory speeds equal more bandwidth, and more bandwidth equals more data that can travel. Think of it as a road. The more memory speed the bigger the road. Think of the core and shaders as cars, trucks, or pretty much an vehicle that travels on that road. You can add more vehicles, but then once you hit it's limit, only a certain amount of vehicles can travel on that road. When you build the road bigger (add more memory speed), then you can fit more vehicles (core and shader speed) on that road.

What I am trying to say is that you may hit a point where adding more core and shader speed has no effect on performance. This means you must add more memory speed to allow more data to flow through the "road".

Hope this helps! :) 
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March 17, 2012 11:08:40 PM

Also, doesn't your Twin Frozer come at 820Mhz?
March 18, 2012 2:44:09 PM

no its the 460 hawk @ 675mhz ....i like your explanation just in simple words do i need to oc the mem as well jus to allow more head room on the core? i have gotten to 930mhz without oc the mem and was wondering wether the mem had any part in allowing the core to go further? but my psu only has 1 6 pin with 20A 12+1 and 16A on 12+2 so that is a problem to but any way my question is if i oc the mem as well will i get pass 930?
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March 18, 2012 3:38:39 PM

The hawk has a better cooler than the frozr, so you should have higher overclocks.
March 18, 2012 3:42:51 PM

the cooling is excellent hey 29c at idle and 62 at load but now i wanna no about the mem affecting the core oc?
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March 18, 2012 5:50:29 PM

dre2626 said:
no its the 460 hawk @ 675mhz ....i like your explanation just in simple words do i need to oc the mem as well jus to allow more head room on the core? i have gotten to 930mhz without oc the mem and was wondering wether the mem had any part in allowing the core to go further? but my psu only has 1 6 pin with 20A 12+1 and 16A on 12+2 so that is a problem to but any way my question is if i oc the mem as well will i get pass 930?

Adding memory speed will cause it to be more unstable, but you could take that GPU to 1Ghz, but you may get no more performance over say 800Mhz if you do not add more memory speed.

See what I mean?
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March 18, 2012 6:06:14 PM

Voltages are holding you back.
March 18, 2012 7:04:26 PM

HostileDonut said:
Adding memory speed will cause it to be more unstable, but you could take that GPU to 1Ghz, but you may get no more performance over say 800Mhz if you do not add more memory speed.

See what I mean?

that makes all the sense thanks for that i understand now so the point is to get the highest mem and core clocks possible not only the core sweet
March 18, 2012 7:06:12 PM

amuffin said:
Voltages are holding you back.


my psu is holding me back and i no that.. im looking at getting the aerocool 600w
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March 18, 2012 7:07:21 PM

dre2626 said:
that makes all the sense thanks for that i understand now so the point is to get the highest mem and core clocks possible not only the core sweet

Yes, that is correct. There will be a point where you cannot get the memory to budge, but you may be able to get the clocks higher on the core/shaders but with no performance boost, at that point just leave the core/shaders at the highest they will go and still get a performance boost. That way you can get the lowest voltage and highest performance.
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March 18, 2012 7:08:07 PM

dre2626 said:
my psu is holding me back and i no that.. im looking at getting the aerocool 600w

I would suggest a PC Power and Cooling, Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX.
March 18, 2012 7:10:57 PM

im from S.A so all me have here in Durban(city) is corsair,aerocool,thermaltake ......they all the same prices
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March 18, 2012 7:15:05 PM

If they are all the same prices get the Corsair! Corsair is just about as high end as they come, so I would stay with any of the brands I mentioned above.
March 18, 2012 7:20:55 PM

ok that sounds like a plan but may i ask wether they sell aerocool psu's in your country? and what wattage you think i need for an extreme OC 460?
March 18, 2012 7:21:45 PM

any 1 no what power does this card use when extreme OC?
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March 18, 2012 7:22:34 PM

dre2626 said:
ok that sounds like a plan but may i ask wether they sell aerocool psu's in your country? and what wattage you think i need for an extreme OC 460?

I have not seen an aerocool, that is why I do not trust them. I would say a heavily OC'ed GTX 460 1gb would pull about 200w max because a stock one pulls 160w max.
March 18, 2012 7:31:10 PM

i figured you hadn't seen one because in all reviews ive seen guys complain why isnt it sold in their countries but any way will be taking the corsair thanks for the help
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March 19, 2012 1:14:34 AM

dre2626 said:
i figured you hadn't seen one because in all reviews ive seen guys complain why isnt it sold in their countries but any way will be taking the corsair thanks for the help

No problem! :) 
March 23, 2012 2:10:22 PM

gents how do you unlink the shaders and core speeds? ive got a new psu now so wanna OC the thing is what am i aiming for? stock is 675/1350/1800 >>>am i aiming for high core ? without raising the shader? or should i raise both ? and what about memory? please advice what i should aim for im looking at getting the most performance out of it...... im not sure wether to oc the core and leave the shader at stock or what ay im confused temps at a problem so share all your'll no o and AB only allows me 100mv increase but inspector allows more all the way to 1.087v
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March 23, 2012 2:19:21 PM

The core and shaders should already be unlocked. Look over what we told you! Raise your memory to the maximum you can and raise your core/shaders along with it until you get no more performance.

You know what clocks you are aiming for, not us. You need the performance you need, and we don't know what that is.
April 7, 2012 7:09:32 AM

im currently runing the card now at stock voltage and 850/1700/2200 , big power gain from my stock 675mhz core so very happy ,,,,, with all voltages maxed out i managed a good oc of 930/1840/2200 but after some good stressing the temps reached 80c so i backed off but other than that im happy with the gain just upset i couldnt get to the 1ghz core hahahah i got to 970 max
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April 7, 2012 3:59:16 PM

dre2626 said:
im currently runing the card now at stock voltage and 850/1700/2200 , big power gain from my stock 675mhz core so very happy ,,,,, with all voltages maxed out i managed a good oc of 930/1840/2200 but after some good stressing the temps reached 80c so i backed off but other than that im happy with the gain just upset i couldnt get to the 1ghz core hahahah i got to 970 max

Nice job! That's a pretty good OC there!
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