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Overclocking GTX 1070 SC edition

I'm trying to Overclock my gtx 1070 SC edition from EVGA I'm using Unigine Valley benchmark to test, and MSI afterburner 4.3.0 Beta 14 to overclock the GPU as I can't get any version that isn't beta off of their website :( this is my first time trying to overclock a GPU here is what MSI afterburner looks like while having Valley Benchmark running https://gyazo.com/19a580ab1fdd77d569573e06fc833c75 Core clock seems to stay from low 1900Mhz - high 1900Mhz, This is already very high tbh but I wanted to see if I could get anymore performance for my $. Anyhow, I have no idea what to bump my core Voltage% up to as I did get it running at +200Mhz without crashing for 15mins but once I bumped it to +300Mhz I got a instant freeze and I could barely even get on my computer after I had to ninja reset the Overclock settings via MSI afterburner. Anyone have any recommended settings to use for a stable 200Mhz overclock? (2100Mhz at least) also after the +300Mhz freeze I tried 200Mhz again and it kept crashing my display drivers so idk whats up with that. but any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading this Novel basically ;P
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    Your problem is indeed voltage.

    Go ahead and COMPLETELY MAX OUT the voltage, and temperature sensors. Make sure to keep the fans on very aggressive fan profiles aswell.

    Once done, try running unigine valley again.
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  2. TechyInAZ said:
    Your problem is indeed voltage.

    Go ahead and COMPLETELY MAX OUT the voltage, and temperature sensors. Make sure to keep the fans on very aggressive fan profiles aswell.

    Once done, try running unigine valley again.


    Maxing out the voltage won't harm it whatsoever? and How "Agressive" should the fan profile be? I currently have it set to this https://gyazo.com/1d45f1c7d81f645d3cef9d311c62a15c sorry for gyazo links best way for me to take a pic.
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  3. Max voltage shouldn't harm a thing.

    That should be ok, just make sure the temps don't go above 80C.

    And to backup my claims, watch this video:

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  4. TechyInAZ said:
    Max voltage shouldn't harm a thing.

    That should be ok, just make sure the temps don't go above 80C.

    And to backup my claims, watch this video:






    Thanks a lot I'll watch this! So if I set the core voltage% to max and then lets say 200+Mhz? or should I try +300Mhz? :D also I've heard overclocking only loses the device a year or 2 off of a lifespan of like 9 years, so 7 years down the line this card won't be really even working with titles down the line, but it should only cut its life down by about 2 years or so yeah? :P Sorry want to make sure I don't (language) anything up to hard xD

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  5. TechyInAZ said:
    Your problem is indeed voltage.

    Go ahead and COMPLETELY MAX OUT the voltage, and temperature sensors. Make sure to keep the fans on very aggressive fan profiles aswell.

    Once done, try running unigine valley again.


    Decided to use MSI afterburner instead of EVGA precision. Turned core voltage% to max power limit to 111 with temp limit 91c
    core clock +200Mhz and ran Unigine Valley Benchmark and it instantly made my display drivers stop working with very agressive fan profiles to.
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  6. Kavinqt said:
    TechyInAZ said:
    Your problem is indeed voltage.

    Go ahead and COMPLETELY MAX OUT the voltage, and temperature sensors. Make sure to keep the fans on very aggressive fan profiles aswell.

    Once done, try running unigine valley again.


    Decided to use MSI afterburner instead of EVGA precision. Turned core voltage% to max power limit to 111 with temp limit 91c
    core clock +200Mhz and ran Unigine Valley Benchmark and it instantly made my display drivers stop working with very agressive fan profiles to.


    Yep, mean's your GPU isn't stable with a +200mhz clock. I'm actually quite shocked you were going to aim for +300mhz as that's nearly impossible.

    +200mhz is already pretty dang high. Make sure you go back down to 100+, and run in +10mhz increments to ensure stability.
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  7. TechyInAZ said:
    Kavinqt said:
    TechyInAZ said:
    Your problem is indeed voltage.

    Go ahead and COMPLETELY MAX OUT the voltage, and temperature sensors. Make sure to keep the fans on very aggressive fan profiles aswell.

    Once done, try running unigine valley again.


    Decided to use MSI afterburner instead of EVGA precision. Turned core voltage% to max power limit to 111 with temp limit 91c
    core clock +200Mhz and ran Unigine Valley Benchmark and it instantly made my display drivers stop working with very agressive fan profiles to.


    Yep, mean's your GPU isn't stable with a +200mhz clock. I'm actually quite shocked you were going to aim for +300mhz as that's nearly impossible.

    +200mhz is already pretty dang high. Make sure you go back down to 100+, and run in +10mhz increments to ensure stability.


    Yeah I did I went with 100Mhz and its very stable the only thing that I think is weird is that my gpu Idle's at 1600Mhz now before the OC it sat at like 200-400Mhz if I wasn't doing anything. Also It is running at around 2050-2100Mhz when at full speed but when I'm playing a game it sits at 1600Mhz and doesnt seem to want to move much unless I load a new area etc. then it will go to 1.8-2k Mhz and also while it sits at 1600Mhz while gaming the mV sits at like 781 but when I load a new area the mV goes to about 1081 cap, is there a reason the volts sit really low sometimes? its really odd.
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  8. I think it's MSI afterburner itself. Apparently the only afterburner versions that support pascal are in beta right now. For now, until msi afterburner get out of beta, use Precision XOC. Just for the time being.
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  9. I just got a GTX 1070 SC the other day, was seeing how it overclocked and the voltage appears to be locked. Doesn't change when increased in Afterburner. I think voltage unlocking is reserved for the FTW models.
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  10. MrN1ce9uy said:
    I just got a GTX 1070 SC the other day, was seeing how it overclocked and the voltage appears to be locked. Doesn't change when increased in Afterburner. I think voltage unlocking is reserved for the FTW models.


    Voltage isn't locked I have a 1070sc and set it to 90%voltage. Steady 2000-2100 core clock and around 4400 memory clock. Fans are screaming but it's possible to be over the 2k mark with a 1070sc, so now it's just down to how quiet I want the fans but that'll take some time to mess around with. Sorry it's not a straight out answer but that's my experience with what can and can't be done. Almost forgot I'm using precision xoc as well.
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  11. Okay so it's not exactly locked, but it's not exactly unlocked either. You can't force it as much voltage as you want like with other cards.
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  12. It will run at 1.093v just like the rest of them. The thing you have to remember, is that boost 3.0 is constantly making adjustments to the voltage and frequency to keep the GPU within the parameters where it will perform the best. It will make these adjustments all along the core temp spectrum. Meaning, all the time....

    If you have put your voltage slider all the way up, and the GPU doesn't volt up to 1.093v, it's likely because boost 3.0 thinks your GPU is too warm to do it, OR, that it doesn't need that much voltage to run that specific overclock.

    The most important thing to remember about overclocking Pascal is, the colder you keep the core temp, the higher it'll boost, and the better it'll run.
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  13. Vellinious said:
    It will run at 1.093v just like the rest of them. The thing you have to remember, is that boost 3.0 is constantly making adjustments to the voltage and frequency to keep the GPU within the parameters where it will perform the best. It will make these adjustments all along the core temp spectrum. Meaning, all the time....

    If you have put your voltage slider all the way up, and the GPU doesn't volt up to 1.093v, it's likely because boost 3.0 thinks your GPU is too warm to do it, OR, that it doesn't need that much voltage to run that specific overclock.

    The most important thing to remember about overclocking Pascal is, the colder you keep the core temp, the higher it'll boost, and the better it'll run.


    So your FTW only runs 1.093V?
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  14. Yup, just like all pascal cards. With the exception of the Classy, KPE and possibly one of the HOF edition GPUs. Doesn't matter, though. Adding additional voltage does little of nothing until core temps are sub-zero.
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