EVGA GEFORCE GTX 1060 3GB overclocking with EVGA precision, max?

Hi all,

I've got a 3gb 1060 since like 2 monhts now. I upped the voltage to 70%, GPU clock was at +225mhz and memory @ +300mhz. Did this with a guide, and ofcourse EVGA Precision XOC

I was bored so i tried to up it a little but more, by increments of 10. When at like 250mhz games were getting shut down and i had to restart the PC over and over again. I adjusted to the 225mhz and 300mhz because that should be stable.

Still games kept crashing, so i downed the 250mhz to 200mhz. temps are perfectly fine, like 70 degress at max load.


Anyone know what issued this? And what should be the max about?


Full set-up:

i5-7600K @ 4.8ghz
Asus Z270-A Prime
16GB Corsair Vengeance @ 3000mhz
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    Question from Spacez0r : "EVGA GEFORCE GTX 1060 3GB overclocking with EVGA precision, max?"

    Hi all,

    I've got a 3gb 1060 since like 2 monhts now. I upped the voltage to 70%, GPU clock was at +225mhz and memory @ +300mhz. Did this with a guide, and ofcourse EVGA Precision XOC

    I was bored so i tried to up it a little but more, by increments of 10. When at like 250mhz games were getting shut down and i had to restart the PC over and over again. I adjusted to the 225mhz and 300mhz because that should be stable.

    Still games kept crashing, so i downed the 250mhz to 200mhz. temps are perfectly fine, like 70 degress at max load.


    Anyone know what issued this? And what should be the max about?


    Full set-up:

    i5-7600K @ 4.8ghz
    Asus Z270-A Prime
    16GB Corsair Vengeance @ 3000mhz
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  2. Spacez0r said:
    Still games kept crashing, so i downed the 250mhz to 200mhz. temps are perfectly fine, like 70 degress at max load. Anyone know what issued this? And what should be the max about?


    You just found out the max your card is capable of in overclocking. It's the same thing with CPU overclocking. You test higher and higher until you get crashes, then you back off to the previous setting where everything was stable. I would use a utility like Unigine's Heaven engine to benchmark and ensure GPU stability before jumping into a game. You risk game save file corruption when in-game crashes occur (been there, done that). Nobody can tell you what your max should be because GPUs are different in how well they overclock depending on model and your room/ambient temperatures make a difference in overclocking success as well.
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  3. 10tacle said:
    Spacez0r said:
    Still games kept crashing, so i downed the 250mhz to 200mhz. temps are perfectly fine, like 70 degress at max load. Anyone know what issued this? And what should be the max about?


    You just found out the max your card is capable of in overclocking. It's the same thing with CPU overclocking. You test higher and higher until you get crashes, then you back off to the previous setting where everything was stable. I would use a utility like Unigine's Heaven engine to benchmark and ensure GPU stability before jumping into a game. You risk game save file corruption when in-game crashes occur (been there, done that). Nobody can tell you what your max should be because GPUs are different in how well they overclock depending on model and your room/ambient temperatures make a difference in overclocking success as well.


    True, but what you told me is nothing new tbh.

    The problem is, i had it on +225mhz before, for 2 months, now i cant up it to more then 200mhz, what issues this? Thanks for the answer tho!
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  4. Spacez0r said:
    The problem is, i had it on +225mhz before, for 2 months, now i cant up it to more then 200mhz, what issues this? Thanks for the answer tho!


    Oh okay that's more clear now. I wasn't fully understanding in your original post. Generally that means one of two things: you are getting into temperature control problems (exclusive of what the temp reading says in Precision X or whatever), or you may have damaged your GPU in degradation. Usually it takes years for that to occur on a CPU when overclocking, but I'm not sure about a GPU.
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  5. 10tacle said:
    Spacez0r said:
    The problem is, i had it on +225mhz before, for 2 months, now i cant up it to more then 200mhz, what issues this? Thanks for the answer tho!


    Oh okay that's more clear now. I wasn't fully understanding in your original post. Generally that means one of two things: you are getting into temperature control problems (exclusive of what the temp reading says in Precision X or whatever), or you may have damaged your GPU in degradation. Usually it takes years for that to occur on a CPU when overclocking, but I'm not sure about a GPU.


    Alright, sounds legit.. Thanks for the answer
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