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Is it worth overclocking my EVGA GTX 570

Q: Is it worth overclocking my EVGA GTX 570

I recently bought my gtx 570 and love it does everything I want (havent tested very demanding games just yet) and I was wandering is there any game out there that I would have to overclock it

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A: Is it worth overclocking my EVGA GTX 570

Well what games do you play? BF3 for example would benefit from an overclock. You should be able to get 800-850Mhz without a voltage tweak.
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Hi, I am planing to build a custom budget gamning PC.
Is this GPU( gtx 650 2 gb) or this ( gtx 650 2 gb) really worth it and does it fits to this:

AMD Athlon X4 760K-CPU
Corsair Vengeance 1600 Mhz 4 or 8 GB-RAM
Corsair CX430-PSU
NZXT Source 210-CASE
WD Caviar Blue 500 GB-HDD
Sorry for my english.
Thanks in advance.

A:Is EVGA GTX 650 2 GB worth it?

Do you have a budget for how much you can spend on the Video Card itself? I would suggest shopping around because Amazon doesn't always have the best deals. Depending on where you are located, you could find some really sweet deals. Spending another $10 you can get an EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked 2GB ( ) or for the same price as GTX 650 you can get a PNY GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB ( ). I'm not saying you have to buy either of those cards, just showing you that you have options. You could also go with an AMD video card if you wanted to. Let us know how much you can spend (on either just the Video Card or the whole system) and we can help you out.
Also, looking at the specs you included, it looks like you have a decent plan for the build. I would suggest getting 8GB of Ram, not just 4GB. If you want to game on it, then 8GB is pretty much the "safe zone" for gaming.
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A:eVGA 7900GT Worth the Wait?

Wait a sec... this one is in stock:

This one is too:

Check it out, 7600GT's speeds are almost the same as the 7900GT:

Weird, it's actually listed higher than the 7900GT :haha: 100 bucks less though :rolleyes: Good luck! Of course I can be wrong about the whole thing because maybe you don't use In that case, if you don't wanna wait, get an XFX or BFG brand (my opinion)
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My card normally runs around MHz idle and has a stock boost clock of MHz I've managed to up this to MHz MHz without any voltage adjustments and with the fans Geforce EVGA SC 970 overclocking GTX around it still floats in the low to mid s for temps currently C I've been informed that with a little voltage adjustment I should be able to go as high as MHz but I'm not sure if it's worth potentially shortening the lifespan of my card for an extra MHz The most demanding game I play is Minecraft laugh it up go ahead EVGA Geforce GTX 970 SC overclocking with Sonic Ether's Unbelievable Shaders which is very demanding on hardware I've seen an overall framerate increase of about - fps for my efforts As this is my first time overclocking a graphics card I'm looking for someone with a little more experience in the area to tell me if I should quiet down and be satisfied with what I've gotten out of this relatively mediocre card or if I should go ahead and push it a little further

A:EVGA Geforce GTX 970 SC overclocking

That is a very good OC. I OC for benchmarks, but run stock for games. as long as you maintain low temps like you have, you are good.
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So i am deciding to buy this cooling for it.

And was wondering how much i can bring up the core clock speed up by, and if that speed would make any differnce?
Here are my system spec

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oh yeah, the card is AGP version.

A:Overclocking My EVGA Geforce 6800 gt

every single card is different. I`ve had some cards that will clock to the sky, I`ve had others that would hardly do 10MHz over stock, it`s just luck of the draw as to how good your card will overclock. I use coolbits to overclock as it`s about the easiest and has an auto detect feature which most times gives you a good overclock, but also keeps you in a 'safe' theory anyway.
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I have:
Gigabyte K8NSC-939 Socket 939 Mobo
Athlon 3500+ Venice
2 GB of Mushkin SP3200 Memory
6600GT BFG

Now, is it worth overclocking? How much speed/increase will I get from this - and is it relatively safe? If I do overclock, I'm planning on using stock cooling (my CPU idles at 29C and during 2 hrs of BF2, it tops out at 34C). But I dont think my memory has a fast enough timing to really push an OC. So for those who are pros at this, please give me some guidance and suggestions.. Thanks guys!

A:Is it worth overclocking?

You have a pretty good setup for this day and age. I don't really think overclock will help you much.
If your system runs stable, leave it alone. Maybe just check the timings on your RAM that they are the recommended.
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I'm going to be getting a new pc setup soon so I feel like tinkering with my old one. I was just wondering if it is worth over clocking my pc or not. Also I can't even access the cpu in the bios so if it is able to be overclocked then what software would be the best choice to use? Here's my info:
Program: BIOS Agent Version 3.61
BIOS Date: 12/27/02
BIOS Type: American Megatrends
BIOS ID: 62-1227-009999-00101111-040201-VIA_K7-M825VXX
OEM Sign-On: Release 12/27/2002
Chipset: VIA 82C3116 rev 0
Superio: ITE 8705/SiS 950 rev 2 found at port 2Eh
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800+ 1533 Mhz MAX: 3000 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 256K
Memory Installed: 1024 MB
Memory Maximum: 4096 MB
Memory Slot 01: 0 MB
Memory Slot 02: 1024 MB
Memory Slot 03: 0 MB
Memory Slot 04: 0 MB
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hey people,

I want to buy a new PC, but I'm not sure what processor I should take. My first option was a i7 2600, but now I'm thinking of a 2600k. But is overclocking worth it? Or should I just stick to a 2600? And if I take the 2600k and start overclocking, are there any risks I should be aware of?

Best regards,


A:Is overclocking worth it?

The fact that you are asking if "overclocking is worth it" probably answers your question.

Whether or not you OC is probably dependant upon what workload you undertake, how much you like tinkering, and if you are working under some very tight time constraints - the latter is more applicable to content creation and media applications.

Personally, from the price difference of the two models, I would go with the 2600K. Pricing difference is minimal, and resale -if you plan to upgrade in the future- will be higher. So even if you do not plan on overclocking, the 2600K makes a degree of economic sense.

For most users I would think that Sandy Bridge's turbo option (think of it as automatic overclocking) will suffice. If, however, you want a little free performance- virtually every 2600K will attain a higher 24/7 frequency for little or no extra power draw/heat output- or you want to explore the CPUs performance parameters then light or moderate overclocking will cause no harm so long as you observe some basic procedure. Even motherboard based overclocking ( hardware and/or software) will offer a substantial performance boost (application dependant) with stability and a minimum of user input.

An overview of what Sandy Bridge overlocking can achieve >>here<< and >>here<<

Be aware that overclocking the CPU impacts the RAM (memory) speed as the two are linked via memory dividers ( CPU: RAM ratio's). For overclocking purposes -even the one-click (software) or one-button (hardware) variety- you would need to have DDR3-1600 modules at the least (with DDR3-1866 for high overclocks which I would not recommend if using the boxed Intel cooler).

If it sounds as though I'm fence-sitting, that's because I am. I have overclocked virtually every component I've ever owned that was capable of being overclocked...but then, I really like exploring the capabilities of a system I put together - both from a performance aspect, and judging long term stability.
I presently run two systems, an older Core 2 Quad and a X58 based system. The former runs at either a stock (undervolted) or with a mild overclock (25%) using only stock voltage. The X58 runs at either stock* (again, undervolted), mild OC╣, medium OC▓ or heavy OC│. Virtually every motherboard these days allows for multiple BIOS/UEFI profiles to be saved as used as appropriate- so you can run the profile that best fits the application(s) you plan on using. Using these different profiles over the same applications then gives you an accurate "hands on" guide to any worthwhile gains you may experience- as opposed to online reviews which may use benchmarks (especially synthetic test suites) which may be of only academic interest.

* Stock for average mixed workload- browsing, email, media viewing
╣ Mild OC - Benchmarking for scaling performance in new applications or major revisions to current applications
▓ and │ Med./Heavy OC for intensive applications ( media encoding, achiving (compression), gaming etc.)
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Both had DDR2 667MHZ, C2D cpus and stock gpus.

I overclocked and got lower fps in games, longer boot times and increased heat.

Cpu-z also detected my desktop memory was at 233Mhz ddr and 466Mhz DDR2.

So that means overclocking reduces performance. I could see my pc stuttering on Plants Vs Zombies when overclocked from 2.4GHz to 3.7GHz. 2.4GHz ran smooth 3.7Ghz was like grinding sand paper along sharp rocks.

The post that was original had more results but im not going to spend another 1 hr of my day writing it out again and getting a sore wrist.

A:Overclocking? Really Worth it? (results from 2 PC's)

Over clocking a laptop is not recommended.
Those who have over clocked a desktop have shown some improvement.
Just watch the temps as you increase speed so goes the the temps. IMHO
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A:my computer worth overclocking?

I am not going to give the advice sought, but rather my opinon and that of others. Dont OC, the computer manufacturer has given you the most efficient computer, based upon its limitations. I have helped so many who have experienced BSODs and other problems due to OC.
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A:my computer worth overclocking?

I am not going to give the advice sought, but rather my opinon and that of others. Dont OC, the computer manufacturer has given you the most efficient computer, based upon its limitations. I have helped so many who have experienced BSODs and other problems due to OC.
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Ok this was originally a long post to write and i accidentally clicked BACK when i was going to publish.

basically i got 2 pcs, a laptop and a desktop, and i overclocked them.

Both had DDR2 667MHZ, C2D cpus and stock gpus.

I overclocked and got lower fps in games, longer boot times and increased heat.

Cpu-z also detected my desktop memory was at 233Mhz ddr and 466Mhz DDR2.

So that means overclocking reduces performance. I could see my pc stuttering on Plants Vs Zombies when overclocked from 2.4GHz to 3.7GHz. 2.4GHz ran smooth 3.7Ghz was like grinding sand paper along sharp rocks.

The post that was original had more results but im not going to spend another 1 hr of my day writing it out again and getting a sore wrist.

A:Overclocking? Really Worth it? (results from 2 PC's)

Over clocking a laptop is not recommended.
Those who have over clocked a desktop have shown some improvement.
Just watch the temps as you increase speed so goes the the temps. IMHO
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A:Is it worth overclocking my system?

Just an update, I touched up the Ram Timings in BIOS to 120% which gave a resulting frequency of 200MHz, is this the correct setting for a ram that according to CPU-Z has a 'max bandwidth' of 200MHz, and will I see any significant boost in performance?
Also, I upped the CPU multiple thingy to 13.5, but after checking CPU-Z it still says the multiplier is at 13.0. Am I right in thinking therefore that the CPU is locked? If so, then I won't bother to try and unlock it.

Edit :

Sorry, this probably should be in the cooling forum, could a mod please move it?

AFAIK, the fact CPU-Z states I am running at 1 : 1 FSB : DRAM is a good thing. My motherboard however states it supports 400HMz, and it appears from CPU-Z that the max badwidth for the Swissbit ram is 200HMz (400MHz FSB right), so shouldn't the rated FSB in CPU-Z be higher than 334MHz? OR maybe I would need to play around with the CPU o/c settings to get to this setting? Also, the one 512mb Crucial stick is apparently rated at 166MHz, so would changing the Memory Frequency in BIOS also change this stick, possibly causing damage to it? Maybe it is best to leave the settings as they are then, as I would obviously only want to run the two Swissbit PC3200 200HMz sticks at the higher value.

Yet another update (sorry) :

I realise now that the things it says are correct, as the CPU runs at 333fsb, and therefore the ram is correctly in sync at about 333fsb as well. I was getting confused with the motherboard FSB. But seeing as my mobo supports 400MHz FSB, is it worth putting up the ram to run at 400MHz rather than 333FSB? Obviously it will therefore be out of sync with the CPU (would have been much better to have gotten the 400MHz version of the XP3000 lol) Am I likely to see any difference if I upped the ram settings?

For anyone who has made it to this stage in my thread without falling asleep, I commend you.
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Hi and welcome to seven forums

How recent is the SLI? Have you just added the 2nd card?

Could you tell us the rest of your system specs or fill them in on your profile.

Do both cards work fine if you just have 1 installed?

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Also note that they must have significant cooling/air flow for a significant overclock.
And I think you made the message twice? I read the second half and it's exactly the same as the first half.
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did you upgrade to the latest drivers? If all else fails try updating the BIOS.
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need some professional opinions to tell me which one is better

EVGA 770 2GB SC ACX Cooling 1111MHz -1163MHz
EVGA GeForce GTX770 2GB SC ACX - Nvidia GTX 770 med 1163 MHz klockfrekvens!


ASUS 770 2GB DirectCU II OC 1137MHz-1189MHz
ASUS GeForce GTX770 2GB OC - Vasst grafikkort f?r den inbitne gamern
Note :regardless of the customer service.


I've used ASUS products quite a bit and I've always been impressed with the build quality and durability of their stuff. Personally, I wouldn't hesitate to buy one of their cards, but that's me. YMMV.

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Enthusiast System Architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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I have...
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Here check this out

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A:Help With EVGA 7900GS

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With regards to your problem, did you disable the integrated card? You said that you set the PCI-e to the primary but i don't know if this is the same thing or not.

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depends on warranty

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Why don't you wait a month or 2 and buy a 7800GT or GTX. with the new 7900 series out now, retailers are dumping the 7800 series at reasonable prices. I've been watching them come down in price in just the last few weeks. The diff between 1.6 and 1.5 GHz is ntohing and you won't notice it or you can just adjust this in the nVidia settings.

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EVGA 670

Gigabyte 670


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A:My new EVGA GTX570 SC


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A Guy
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Andrew, welcome to the forum. You should measure the space between the Back I/O plate and the front of the computer.  This will allow you to see how much length the card can have and check to see if any components are in the way.  Also, I suggest that you contact EVGA Tech Support (1-888-881-3842) to assure that the card will work in the computer.  It requires UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard BIOS.  HP didn't begin using UEFI until mid-October, 2012.  I don't believe that your motherboard has UEFI. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.
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which is the best buy?

A:What is the difference between the evga 7600gt co and ko?

The Co is overclocked. I would go with the cheaper evga because they have a lifetime warrenty. If you want an overclocked card, you can easily over clock it yourself instead of paying $40 extra dollars.
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A:EVGA Precision 2.0.2 Released

Thanks for the heads up Aaron.
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Because your motherboard only supports Crossfire (dual or up ATi cards), not SLI(dual or up nVidia cards)
Dump the SLI idea, get a single good card or two Radeon 4850s.
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Well, I'd get EVGA. They offer a great warranty, and should make great, quality cards.

And an EVGA card will use the same power as a PNY card. I don't know what is that people talking about :unch:
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Only the mouse cursor on the black screen?

If the installation goes like that, to my 'old' experience, you may try to go the
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Find drivers for your graphic card here:
NVIDIA Driver Downloads Page
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A:eVGA 133-K8-NF43 Mobo .. need help

What kind of keyboard are you using, usb, or ps2?

Can you get into bios?

Also, what is the exact error message you`re getting.

Regards Howard
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A:eVGA 9800GTX+ freezes

Are you sure that it's the video card? Have you run any diagnostics/stress tests? Try vidmemtest (google it) to check your video card's memory: it's could be some dodgy memory on the card.

I'm having problems of my own, but just now I had a crash with the screen you've just described (previously it was BSOD's and freezes).. I'm hoping it's not my HD4850...
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A:Evga Waranty Problems

Hi Ritespeed,

I am sorry to hear of your delima with your warranty. It sounds like something that would happen to me

Unfortunately companies set a warranty period to support their hardware for the length of time they feel is suitable for their product. It would be nice to have lifetime warranty on a video card but I'm affraid the company would probably go out of business using that type of practice.

Are you positive the card is not operatable? Replacing it in another computer, checking in the Device Manager for conflicts, updating drivers can all be good
types of troubleshooting.

If you are positive it is "dead" then I am sorry, we would not be able to assist you.

Also, is it only human to give your opinion about a product while upset with their Customer Services practices, but the suggestion not to purchase this brand of video card is strickly ones opinion.

We would be happy to assist you with troubleshooting your video card .
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~ Cheers

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A:8800 GTS EVGA Problem

Could be two things:

1. Check the CPU and video card's temperature.
2. Download and run Memtest 86, and let it run for at least 7-8 passes (takes some time)

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A:EVGA Precision X or MSI Afterburner for new GPU?

I'd try them both and then compare the two and see which one you like the best.
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The 6600gt is 128 bit and is GDDR3

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A:What do you think...eVGA agp 6600gt or 6800xt

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EVGA Precision 1.9.6 is available. Changelog below.


EVGA Precision v1.9.6 (08-10-2010)

Fixed COM security initialization issue causing task scheduler helper library to fail with error code -2 under certain conditions
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A:EVGA Precision 1.9.6 Released

Thank you Aaron. All updated.
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A:EVGA Precision 1.9.5 Released

Now that is cool. Thanks.
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Both cost same, one is 158? other 160?.

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A:GF GTX 460 EVGA SuperClock / MSI cyclone

So, i found more information at goru 3d, they tested some of gtx 460 cards and now it is even tougher to decide.

MSI GTX 460 Cyclone OC - The idle noise levels coming from the card are downright silent, in idle you will barely hear the card as we measured 37~38 dBA, which is right below the threshold of noise coming from the PC itself.Click to expand...

eVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SuperClocked - Despite the temperatures being a little higher on this card, that does not have an effect on overall sound levels. At its hottest measured point (64 degrees C) the fan RPM had risen towards 45% RPM, and that's still very little. So even this massively overclocked SKU remains absolutely silent.Click to expand...

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EVGA Precision v2.0.1 (11-04-2010)

Fixed issue in hotkey handler causing it to detect false keystrokes under certain conditions
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Added French and Polish languages


A:EVGA Precision 2.0.1 Released

Thanks for the update
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A:Need some help here on deciding on an eVGA or XFX 7600gt

I am an eVGA fanboy... But that is becuase I love their warrenties, customer service, and I belive htey price cards very competitivly.
eVGA is my choice out of XFX and eVGA... I jsut wush they would make their boxes more.... interesting, (I.E. XFX).
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