GTX 960 overclocking

razvantom97

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Hi, I own a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 OC WindForce 2X 4GB and I want to overclock it.Can someone help me? I play GTA 5 withVSync+x2 MSAA and sometimes my framerate drops by 10 fps and it feels like a 20fps frame drop.
 

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Your GDDR5 memory is double data rate with double data lines. What that essentially means is that your memory is effectively running at 7010MHz stock, but the actual clock frequency is 1752.5MHz. Some programs like afterburner report this as 3505MHz. So the number you want to start with in afterburner is 3600MHz, which corresponds to an effective speed of 7200.
 

razvantom97

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Can you give me the exact numbers to overclock?I dont want to blow my GPU

 

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Every GPU is different. Most GTX 960's can go over 1400. Overclocking with afterburner is quite safe, so I would start with whatever offset gets you to 1300, and then keep going up in small steps. When you start to notice instability, dial it back a click or 2. You can also try to adjust your fan curve to squeeze out a little more performance. Then do the memory. I would start at 3600 for the memory. I happen to own a 960 and it's stable at 1418/4140 for nearly a year, but I got very lucky with the memory as none of my other Maxwell cards get anywhere near that memory clock (a 750ti and 2 980ti's).
 

razvantom97

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What do you mean by 3600 for memory? My stock memory clock is 7010, so 10610 memory clock?
 

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Your GDDR5 memory is double data rate with double data lines. What that essentially means is that your memory is effectively running at 7010MHz stock, but the actual clock frequency is 1752.5MHz. Some programs like afterburner report this as 3505MHz. So the number you want to start with in afterburner is 3600MHz, which corresponds to an effective speed of 7200.
 

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