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Overclocking my Asus Strix GTX 1060 6GB nonOC (Need help please)

Hello, guys.

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I just received the "Asus Strix GTX 1060 6GB (Non OC)'. I wanted the OC *factory overclocked one* but it seemed to be out of stock from where I purchased it.

Anyways, now that I received the nonOC, I read some thread about OC vs nonOC, I'll save you a click *it's on Tomshardware anyway*

Here is what I read there:

NonOC:

1506 MHz Core - Boostable up to 1746 MHz
1280 CUDA Cores
Pascal Architecture
6GB of GDDR5 VRAM

OC:

1620 MHz Core - Boostable up to 1873 MHz
1280 CUDA Cores
Pascal Architecture
6GB of GDDR5 VRAM

So, please tell me how to safely OC it to the above factory OC one? Nothing more, just that.

My PC specifications btw:

CPU: INTEL CORE I7-7700 (3.6GHZ) (4 CORES | 8 THREADS)
MOTHERBOARD; ASUS STRIX H270F GAMING
RAM: Geil EVO RGB X 16GB 2400MHZ DDR4 Dual Channel
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  1. Download a program such as MSI afterburner, change the slider to hit the speed you want. Change fan profiles or required. You probably won't have to tweak voltage for a mild overclock. Watch the temps as well when you game.
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  2. Why MSI afterburner? Doesn't Asus have its own software to OC?
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  3. You should be able to easily go beyond the regular OC mode aswell.

    To just overclock to the OC variant, go into MSI afterburner, and punch in the difference in clock speeds on the core slider. So 1620 - 1506 = 114mhz. Simply add 114mhz into your OC utility (MSI Afterburner).

    Then run Unigine Heaven for 1 hour, if it loops all the way for 60 minutes, it's stable.
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  4. Thank you, TechyInAZ.

    One last part of your sentence: "Then run Unigine Heaven for 1 hour, if it loops all the way for 60 minutes, it's stable." I did not understand. Please elaborate. "Unigine Heaven" for 1 hour? What is that?

    And 'if it loops all the way for 60 minutes, it's stable' what do you mean? Thank you so much.
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  5. Best answer
    Unigine Heaven is a benchmark/stress tester for GPUs. You can download it here: https://benchmark.unigine.com/heaven?lang=en

    Then in the graphics options, make sure your running the ultra preset.

    Once you run the program, let it sit there and loop for a whole hour to make sure your GPU is stable. If it isn't stable, your GPU will crash or you'll see glitching.

    I hope this makes sense. :)
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  6. Asus does have it's own software for the Strix. I use it on my 1080 and it works well. Afterburner also works... Personal preference I suppose...
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