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Overclocking 580

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Masterdeadly, 4 Apr 2012.

  1. Masterdeadly

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    Hi, I'm purchasing a second hand MSI twin Frozer 2 580 1.5GB today hopefully the person I'm purchasing it from is using the core Voltage as 1100 - is this safe and will it reduce the life of the card? Because he has overclocked the Core Clock from 800 to 900Mhz and the Shader Clock from 1600Mhz to 1800Mhz and the Memory Clock to 2048Mhz is this all safe?
     
  2. 95thrifles

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    should be fine 1.1 is definitely safe, 1.15 is regarded as generally the limit
     
  3. rubin1961

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    Yes thats fine i had the very same card and its a bloody brill card
     
  4. Masterdeadly

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    Ok is the performance worth it from a 6950 1GB?
     
  5. AxeMan

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    I had the same card. Ran at the following 950/1990/2150 @1.125v (24/7 OC), idled at 36 and never went above 68 degrees with a 65% fan setting in MSI Afterburner.

    It's a great card. Looks good too.

    Enjoy.
     
  6. rubin1961

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    Never had a 6950 but you will be happy with it and its quiet
     
  7. Masterdeadly

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    What scores did you get in heaven 2.5 at 1920x1080
     
  8. rubin1961

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  9. rubin1961

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    Soz m8 on haven 2.5 it was about 1380
     
  10. Masterdeadly

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    Hmm is it worth £100 from 1030 Score to 1380. About 30 percent improvement.
     
  11. rubin1961

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    If your current card plays all ur games and your happy then no
     
  12. Masterdeadly

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    But my 6950 1GB is becoming old and loosing value pretty quickly and I want to run games on absolute Ultra :), New WOW is coming out and diablo 3 want to play on Ultra presets :)
     
  13. Masterdeadly

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    See my reasoning?
     
  14. rubin1961

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    It is a good solid card m8 and its qualty.i played bf3 all maxed out @1920x1200
     
  15. Masterdeadly

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    Might just have to buy it then :)