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January 18, 2013 4:13:03 AM

So i just got a Z77-extreme6 and I noticed there was a BIOS option to overclock my gpu... I have been wanting to get farther than 1241mhz on my gtx670 so will this help me do this?

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a b K Overclocking
January 18, 2013 8:37:43 AM

no, probably not, afterburner or GPU tweak will work just as well, the only advantage you can gain through anything bios related is flashing to increase max voltage, although, that will create a expensive paperweight fairly quickly
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January 18, 2013 4:48:42 PM

alright... how much would you need to overvolt to kill you equipment... my gpu is at .98 volts idol and 1.1 or so max load
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January 18, 2013 9:21:32 PM

Its better to OC in the operating system. I am not sure as to what process the BIOS would use to OC a GPU.

But anyway.

I would suggest not going above 1.5v. But the thing is you need to follow a process, don't just crank up the volts.

Increase the clock rate and stresstest with unique heaven or similar benchmark. Keep increasing until you crash or lose stability in some way(artifacts).
Then increase you voltage by a small amount. 0.1v for example and try again.

Keep following that process until you reach desired clock or unacceptable temps.

Then see if you can lower the voltage a little at a time till you lose stability(0.05 at a time should work.) When you lose stability bump up one more 0.05v and there you go, your OC.

Make sure to keep an eye on temps and to set your GPU fan to 90%.
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January 18, 2013 11:17:31 PM

Ok I will but hold on I'm running with 1.175 volts how do I crank that up I think msi afterburner stops at this or 1.2 how can I do this?
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January 18, 2013 11:38:13 PM

PanicMaster85 said:
Ok I will but hold on I'm running with 1.175 volts how do I crank that up I think msi afterburner stops at this or 1.2 how can I do this?


Ok it may be that your card is voltage locked. Give me your exact model please. A link would be even better.
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January 19, 2013 1:18:20 AM

PanicMaster85 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

is there any way to go over the allowed voltage but if still have coverage(I mean by this that if i send it back they wont notice that i did something wrong)

oh yeah and your awesome :p  you actually said please(single tear)


lol ok dude, Don't cry to much.
When did you purchase this card?

MSI does not really care about overvoltage. They don't even have a way of proving you overvolted and OCd the card. You won't void your warranty like that.

That card should not be voltage locked. Which slider exactly is locked at 1.175? A screenshot if possible please.
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January 19, 2013 1:22:27 AM

I said "single" "SINGLE" :p 

I purchased this card exactly 2 months and 10 days ago

awesome ok i did not know that

i will try something real quick and try to get you a screenshot
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January 19, 2013 1:43:21 AM

Ok wait you have that thing running at its max OC clock i ahve seen. It is overclocked out of the box already. You won't get more of an OC out of it.
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January 19, 2013 1:48:33 AM

well i mean i see what you mean but im just confused because i cant get that voltage any higher... why? is there any way to get around this?
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January 19, 2013 1:54:31 AM

PanicMaster85 said:
well i mean i see what you mean but im just confused because i cant get that voltage any higher... why? is there any way to get around this?


You can't because that is where MSI has set it. Yes you can get around it, but you would just be doing damage.

Even if you could increase the core speed and voltage, the card will throttle itself and would give you zero added performance.
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January 19, 2013 2:02:32 AM

ugh is my overclock good then? i think its a little above a 680 stock
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January 19, 2013 2:14:09 AM

lol the clock is faster than a stock GTX680, but it won't OUTPERFORM a stock GTX680. But it will come close.

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January 19, 2013 3:14:16 AM

well it wont outperform a overclocked gtx680 but wont it outperform a stock one?
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January 19, 2013 3:28:28 AM

PanicMaster85 said:
well it wont outperform a overclocked gtx680 but wont it outperform a stock one?


It won'ty outperform either. A GTX680 has considerably more cores and texture units.

GTX670 - 1344 cores/shaders.

GTX680 - 1536 cores/shaders.

If you wanted a great OCing card that would OC way past the GTX680. You should have bought an HD7970.
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January 19, 2013 5:21:27 AM

PanicMaster85 said:
I beg to differ


You beg to differ with WHAT exactly?
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January 19, 2013 5:27:34 AM

it can beat a 680 stock but i cant beat it overclock im always going to be about 5-10 percent behind but thats if you have 90fps then you get 94.5-99 which is good but still... also yeah i get par with a 680 in bf3 if not a few frames better
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a b K Overclocking
January 19, 2013 10:04:20 PM

Novuake said:
Its better to OC in the operating system. I am not sure as to what process the BIOS would use to OC a GPU.

But anyway.

I would suggest not going above 1.5v. But the thing is you need to follow a process, don't just crank up the volts.

Increase the clock rate and stresstest with unique heaven or similar benchmark. Keep increasing until you crash or lose stability in some way(artifacts).
Then increase you voltage by a small amount. 0.1v for example and try again.

Keep following that process until you reach desired clock or unacceptable temps.

Then see if you can lower the voltage a little at a time till you lose stability(0.05 at a time should work.) When you lose stability bump up one more 0.05v and there you go, your OC.

Make sure to keep an eye on temps and to set your GPU fan to 90%.


1.5V on a GPU? that insanely high, 1.3 i would say absolute dead max
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January 19, 2013 10:17:01 PM

Lord Tumnas said:
1.5V on a GPU? that insanely high, 1.3 i would say absolute dead max

well i cant go above 1.15v so it doesnt really mater
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January 19, 2013 10:37:03 PM

Lord Tumnas said:
1.5V on a GPU? that insanely high, 1.3 i would say absolute dead max


lol my apologies, thats my mistake... Meant to say 1.3v, didnt even see...
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January 19, 2013 10:47:03 PM

Face palm!Again with this lol why the MSI PE GTX 670 is a beast!MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks. My clocks/results on the 670 PE were:


Max OC
Core: 1316 MHz
Memory: 7406 MHz
Fps: 52.6


Standard OC
Core: 1290 MHz
Memory: 7204 Mhz
Fps: 51.5 MSI GeForce GTX 670 Power edition /OC reviews


http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... (670 PE OC)

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_67... (MSI 670 PE Overclocking)





MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition in action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnLUJxCBZUg&feature=plcp Crysis 2 Campaign MSI GTX 670 OC Test http://www.overclock.net/t/1265110/the-gtx-670-overcloc... Try this tutorial, it goes over EVERYTHING needed for GTX 670 overclocking, and takes into account that each chip is different. I followed this and got great results.
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January 19, 2013 11:12:27 PM

oh hey big how you been :p  yeah im a bit paranoid that my computer isnt working as well as it should so i keep trying ot overclock it faster and FASTER
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a b K Overclocking
January 19, 2013 11:19:52 PM

I been alright just sick thanks for asking.Well i can understand that lol.
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January 20, 2013 12:27:13 AM

sorry to hear that, and yeah i hope so... I guess that overclocking through bios is not smart then
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