Do i need a heatsink to OC GPU Tags: AMD GPUs Heatsinks Radeon Overclocking Last response: January 22, 2013 6:06 PM in Overclocking Share thebattalion January 10, 2013 9:31:02 PM I have a radeon 7970, its stock clock is at 925 MHz I believe, and I want to OC it just a little bit to 975 MHz or at least 1000 MHz. Think i can do it without damaging my pc? More about : heatsink gpu thebattalion January 10, 2013 9:50:35 PM well i think im saying, can my PC not melt if i overclock it only 75 MHz? mlcaouette a b K Overclocking January 10, 2013 11:13:41 PM Just monitor load temps after overclocking, setting a manual fan curve for the gpu can help with temps. I use msi afterburner for overclocking, monitoring temps, as well as setting the fan curve. So long as the card doesn't overheat and you stick with stock voltage you're not risking any damage. Related resources [Build Help] Need help OC 'ing my CPU and GPU - Forum Need some help picking out Mobo, Heatsink , and GPU please... - Forum Heatsink OC 3570k to 4.5 ghz [[LOW NOISE]]?? - Forum Heatsink Suggestion for OC - Forum New Components need a heatsink - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer thebattalion January 10, 2013 11:41:20 PM whats a good stable temp? i ran a msi kombustor test and i got a stable 67-69 C. Is that stable enough? OC it 45Mhz on core and memory abbadon_34 January 11, 2013 12:01:20 AM The 7970 is known as a very good overclocker. Obviously you still want to be safe, look at the review and OC FAQ, but 45 isn't much. As far as the heatsink, the stock one is fine. thebattalion January 11, 2013 12:16:19 AM Thanks mate, cheers! xX_ZEAL123_Xx January 22, 2013 6:06:59 PM Ok here is what you want to do... step 1. download msi afterburner, if you dont have a msi gpu it does not matter(also works for nvidia) Link:http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm Step 2. download gpu z Link: http://download.cnet.com/GPU-Z/3000-2094_4-10788513.htm... step 3. watch this video: Link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWxCcscrrj Hope this helps cheers! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Low-end gpu oc weird??? Forum Heatsink vs Fan for GPU Cooling Forum GPU Silicon Lottery - 7950 crossfire card OC differences Forum First Build, Need CPU Heatsink Advice Forum Upgrade CPU or GPU ? Both? Neither? OC instead? Forum Need to upgrade my brother's GPU (currently Radeon HD 5750 1GB) Forum Need help with more OC of CPU i7 960 & RAM Forum Need some suggestions on a good fan/ heatsink (pls) Forum Need a heatsink recommendation Forum Do I need a heatsink ? Forum CPU fan clicking? Forum [Solved] I need a new SMALL cooler for AMD 965 BE Forum [Solved] Undervolted GPU too far- Now computer won't recognize GPU Forum Simple question of GPU OCing Forum Need moar fans Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !