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Old 08-17-2009, 04:44 AM   #1
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Default Is it safe to OC a video card with is stock fan on it?

I have a 8800gt Card.. and was wondering if its safe to overclock it a bit. im am unsure what a safe temp is for a video card is all.
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yeah its safe. set the fan anywhere between 45-60% and overclock the core and memory 100mhz each... that was plenty stable for me...
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yeah its safe. set the fan anywhere between 45-60% and overclock the core and memory 100mhz each... that was plenty stable for me...
I just crank my fan to 100 % anytime I play a game. Go back to auto whenever I'm not gaming.
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i turn up the speed of the fan for the GPU in bios, correct? also do u suggest OCing the video card with a 3rd party program or through bios? and do u need to set voltages like you do when overclocking a CPU?
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there is no way to OC the gpu from the bios. i suggest using rivatuner to overclock.
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where can i find a working version of that.. i tried installing and i got a error saying vista couldnt install the driver since it was unsigned or something
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eVGA Precision is a lot more user friendly for Nvidia users.
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i turn up the speed of the fan for the GPU in bios, correct? also do u suggest OCing the video card with a 3rd party program or through bios? and do u need to set voltages like you do when overclocking a CPU?
I see you have an EVGA card. Go to their website and sign up for Precision. You have to sign up to something in order to download it.

http://www.evga.com/precision/

It's a very user friendly application used to overclock their cards and control the fan speed. Just click and drag the GUI where you want the clock speed to be - same with fan speed.
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^ yep, when i had my old 8400GS, i used riva,ntune, and evga precision, and i liked precision the best, it was soo simple to use the ui was great for that program. I wish my 4670 overclockd like that 8400GS loved that thing.
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