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Overclocking guide for Gigabyte GTX 970 G1?

hey there guys, let me just start by saying I never overclocked before. and here's my first build https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/jh2RsY

(btw, I went back and did some proper cable management after I took the photos in partpicker, and now I feel all tidy and stuff xD)

I read this review of the G1 970: http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_geforce_gtx_970_g1_gaming_review,26.html

so I tried the exact same overclock with msi afterburner right away, but obviously I got a worse chip than the one in the review, cuz BF4 started having like dead graphics, and sometimes everything crashed and I get the display driver stoppped responding error, my question is now.

How do I gradually overclock to find the max overclock i can get on my card, because if I start increasing the boost clock by 10 each time, at what point do I need to increase the memory clock and at what point do I need to increase the voltage? cheers
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  1. So you used these settings "
    Temp Target 80 Degrees C
    GPU clock +150 MHz
    Power limiter 112%
    Mem clock +500 MHz
    Volatge + 87Mv
    FAN RPM default

    just straight off or did you OC in steps testing each step with Furmark or similar?

    eg http://www.pcgamer.com/how-to-overclock-your-graphics-card/#page-2
  2. i7Baby said:
    So you used these settings "
    Temp Target 80 Degrees C
    GPU clock +150 MHz
    Power limiter 112%
    Mem clock +500 MHz
    Volatge + 87Mv
    FAN RPM default

    just straight off or did you OC in steps testing each step with Furmark or similar?

    eg http://www.pcgamer.com/how-to-overclock-your-graphics-card/#page-2


    yea, it's embarrassing isn't it lol I used them straight off the bat, and then after all the errors i got, I reset everything :p I don't know anything about overclocking that's why lol ;p

    does that mean I can't overclock my chip anymore tho? cuz i stressed it too much at one go?
  3. Best answer
    Read the link - just use small steps. Test each step - per the link.
  4. i7Baby said:
    Read the link - just use small steps. Test each step - per the link.


    got it! :) thanks very much
  5. No worries. Good luck.
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