nVidia GT 240 OC opinion...

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  1. Kizo

    Kizo HHs Valve fanatic

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    Hi,
    I bought a Palit nVidia GT 240 a while ago, and today I tried to OC it for the first time...

    The default clocks were 550/1700/1340 (MHz, Core/RAM/Shaders). I used the techpowerup GPUTool which tests each independently, and got to these clocks:
    GPU: 670 MHz (max, limited in BIOS)
    RAM: 2100 MHz (PC freezed when it tried to go more)
    Shaders: 1700 MHz ( too scared to let it go to max :) :) )

    Temp didn't go higher than 76C .

    I would like to ask for opinions on how safe it is to leave the card like that 24/7 ... anyone fried a card like that maybe ?? :)
     
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    mkk Well-Known Member

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    You won't fry it without raising voltages and the cooler certainly seems good enough given that temperature reading. Try a few different games and if it's stable there as well then you're set. :)
     
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    Huh, what program are you using to overclock?

    Since I don't think there's a limit for the GPU...
     
  4. Kizo

    Kizo HHs Valve fanatic

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    Thanks for the responses...

    I used GPUTool from TechPowerup (as previously stated), it won't go any higher, and it doesn't crash so...

    I tried the Unigine Heaven benchmark a couple of times, and I will try COD:MW2 and NFS:Shift as they are the only games I currently have. :)
     
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    You can try Rivatuner, raise the limits and go further :)
     
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    I use Palit's vTune
     
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    isaak Well-Known Member

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    Those are some good OC's..you should be proud. What's the performance game like? Maybe post some benchmarks before and after :)
     
  8. Kizo

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    i didn't know Palit had their own tool, thanks for the info...

    I would be proud if it wasn't so easy, I just clicked find max 3 times (Core, Memory, Shaders) and that was it. :)

    As for benchmarks I only have the unigine heaven now so here are some numbers from before and after (memory wasn't on max OC of 2100, but 2060):

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    OC'ing used to be harder then :rolleyes: I adjusted mine in 10mhz increments until it was unstable then backed it off a bit.. takes a long time with the testing and all :dead:

    Anyhow, those are some very good improvements, +5fps for a single click sounds good to me! ;)
    enjoy it man
     
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    Kizo HHs Valve fanatic

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    Thanks a lot.
    I plan to get BioShock 2, so I should see the full benefit from the OC in a while. :)
     

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