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Posted 01 November 2017 - 10:43 AM

So basically I wanna overclock my GTX 1070, but I'm a noob and I'm sh*t scared to be honest. I've heard you can fry your GPU if too many volts are being sent to it. JayzTwoCents the YouTuber said that with MSI Afterburner, it's almost impossible to screw it up, I have Afterburner, but I still have no clue what to do. Mafia 3 and Rainbow Six Siege run at about 40-45 fps, sometimes hitting 60 and then dropping down again. I would really appreciate the performance boost if someone could help me. I don't know anything about overclocking apart from the fact that my GPU shouldn't surpass 83  degrees. Here's a photo of afterburner on my desktop:

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 01:04 PM Edited by HaRdSTyLe_83, 01 November 2017 - 01:10 PM.

first you should get something like Valley or heaven benchmark to test out if the overclock you are trying is stable.

then go one by one, start with the core clock and keep increasing it and testing in any bechmark, if it can run for a few time, no strange artifacts show up on screen and it doesn't crash you keep increasing until it does. you find the most you can push it while being stable and that is it then you move to memory clock.

 

edit: i would also recomend you set a custom fan curve, dont let it go to high


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 05:25 PM Edited by Andreaz1, 01 November 2017 - 05:26 PM.

If you have no idea what you are doing, follow a guide: Ultimate How to Overclock Pascal GPU Guide Don't just start changing values at random.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 07:55 AM

If you have no idea what you are doing, follow a guide: Ultimate How to Overclock Pascal GPU Guide Don't just start changing values at random.

Is my GPU a Pascal?


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:44 AM

Yes
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Posted 02 November 2017 - 10:49 AM

Thanks. I am unsure as to how I display my system information in the top left corner using Afterburner like JayzTwoCents did.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:17 AM

Anyone?


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:46 AM

Anyone?


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 09:49 AM

So this is what Afterburner displays while I'm benchmarking:

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And then I ticked everything to display:

 

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I watched that tutorial 3 times but I'm still kinda unsure about what I'm supposed to do. 
 


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 10:06 AM Edited by Andreaz1, 10 November 2017 - 10:08 AM.

You have Afterburner for the actual tweaking, Heaven for some stress testing and Jay's guide for exactly what to do. I don't know what else we can give you, maybe you should just stay away from the whole overclocking thing until you've read up on it? You have everything you need, just saying "I don't understand" isn't enough if you want any kind of proper help. You need to be way more specific than that.

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 10:32 AM

So in a nutshell I do this:

 

Adjust fan curve (Done)

 

Adjust GPU Clock and Voltage?


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 11:31 AM Edited by HaRdSTyLe_83, 10 November 2017 - 11:39 AM.

no one can sum it all up in here for you, you need to read and try to understand what overclock is and what it does.

 

my TL;DR explanation of "overclocking for dummies"

 

overclocking is pushing the frequency (MHz) of the GPU above of what comes out of the box

 

you need 2 types of programs: P1 (GPUTweek2; Afterburner etc) to do the overclock and P2 (valley; heaven etc) to stress test if the overclock is stable

 

step one: boost the Core clock in small increments

step two: open: stress test program and see:

 

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let it runs a few minutes.

 

IF: temperatures are within normal safe temps & the test was stable (no crash and no weird artifacts) Repeat Step 1

IF the temps are high or test crashed: go back to the previous safe configuration

 

once you established the max you can boost the Core clock, do the same for Memory Clock

 

edit: i wouldnt worry with the voltage slider in Pascal cards

post a pic of that after 5 minutes of running the stress test (Heaven)


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 01:53 PM Edited by ClaudeIzABadAzz, 11 November 2017 - 07:37 AM.

Does screen tearing and or suttering count as artifacts?

 

And here are 5 different runs, they all lasted 5 (or 4) minutes. 1st run:

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2nd Run:

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3rd run:

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4th run:

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5th run:

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Afterburner after the 5th run:

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I didn't notice a difference in frames. BTW for some reason, Heaven stutters a lot and screen tears heaps.

 

Edit: After a few more runs (This literally took me hours) I think I have concluded my Overclocking. Any higher values and Heaven'll freeze or crash, or the GPU will surpass 80 degrees (83 is the max it should reach).

Here is Heaven after my final run:

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And Afterburner:

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What do you think?





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