Overclocking an Nvidia GTX 280

pmacdonald

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The guide above is pretty outdated and I have some questions about overclocking my video card. My card came with EVGA Precision, is this a good program to use?

What programs would you guys recommend?

What programs do I use to test to see if the video card is stable and without artifacts?

Any recommended settings?

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 280
Corsair 750TX
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz
G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800 4-4-4-12 Timing
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB
Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit
Arctic Cooking MX-2 Thermal Compound
Xigmatek HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle w/Retention Bracket
 

mcnuggetofdeath

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Rivatuner is decent, but EVGA has some awesome stuff that sometimes lets you tweak voltages. As for Artifacts, idk. I remember having something to that effect a long time ago but have since forgotten the name. Also overclock that CPU, you should be able to hit 3.8GHz if you set a 400mhz bus speed and your RAM at a 1:1 ration fairly easily.
 

aaronuflaw

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I think most people use ATI Tools to check for artifacts. It has a button in it that is just for that purpose. This can also be used to check the max temperatures of your GPU's. It works with Nvidea cards also. Just do a search for it.
 

IzzyCraft

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Yeah evga has a good oc software, i guess it's better then just installing ntune and hitting the "find optimal" button when settings your frequencies :)

Also i would oc the cpu too you have a nice cooler on it you should find it not too hard to hit 400fsb to give you a nice 1:1 raito for a good stable system.
 

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