I have never overclock before in my life. So I have now downloaded MSI Afterburner and Kombuster. What should I be doing with them? I have done googles for the past few days and read about increasing the core clock 10 mhz then doing a stress test. What test should I do? If anybody can give even the slightest little tips that would help a newbie you'd be great.
Maybe Toms should have a sticky explaining GPU overclocks, they have a CPU overclock guide...
If the card you have bought has an factory OC'd version, you can generally jump straight to those settings and go from there. Hardware wise both cards should be the same.
Also in general, a higher core clock = better performance than a higher the memory clock. So if you have an unstable clock, decrease the memory more than the core. I think the ratio is 1Mhz on the core = 4Mhz on the memory in terms of performance boost. Don't hold me to that though.
That NCIX Tech tips Video is very good, I followed that and I am enjoying a fairly good overclock.
Just one caveat, for some reason I didn't get any artifacts or issues running Furmark (or MSI's Kombuster) with a bad overclock.
You will have to play games or use 3D Mark11 to ensure you have a stable overclock.
Though Furmark is good for getting worst case scenario temperatures.