Overclocking GTX570 2.5gb and cpu i5 2500k

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by thomasf94, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. thomasf94

    thomasf94 Member

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    Hello all!

    well this is going to be my first time to overclock, and im gonna be building my desktop next week, and I want to overclock my 570 to the stock performance of a 580, and my cpu to about 4.5 ghz (if that's possible. haha) so any tips/tutorials would be awesome! :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. orion24

    orion24 Master Guru

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    First thing you need, when overclocking, is some temperature monitoring utilities. Then some, for stability testing.

    For the CPU you can try hardware monitor ( at www.cpuid.com ) and prime95 & memtest86+ for stability testing (google them for download links).
    For the video card you can try MSI Afterburner for monitoring & overclocking. For stability you just check if it hangs or artifacts while gaming. The utility I like the most for testing is the old ATItool.

    When it comes to the CPU, this Sandy Bridge you have should overclock via multiplier and not give you much trouble. First find the maximum CPU overclock at stock CPU voltage. Then, if you cooling system can afford it (always with monitoring temperatures), you increase the voltage to stabilize a bit higher overclocks.

    The GPU is a bit more tricky. The GTX570 GPU is overclockable, but the power area of the card will struggle with the increased power consumption. It is a bit dangerous to push a GTX 570 to high overclocks, especially if you are with the stock cooling system. I personally wouldn't raise the voltage of this card. If you plan to change the cooler, I suggest getting one that properly cools the power area. To get to the performance level of the 580 you need to overclock the GPU core to about 824 MHz and the memory to about 1202 MHz. The core will most likely overclock that far, but the memory is unlikely to do 1200.
     
  3. thomasf94

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    Interesting.. Thanks for the reply! so...personally, how far would you suggest would be the all around safest and farthest you would overclock the 570? (only with the stock cooling installed on the card)
     
  4. vidra

    vidra Ancient Guru

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    Basically anything you do on stock voltage should be safe. Just test the boundaries of your particular card with some heavy-hitting tests like ATItool, as orion24 suggested, furmark or something similar (I like using Crysis as it sometimes pushes a card otherwise stable in furmark over the edge). If you want to increase voltage, search the forum for 570 overclock and you should see people's experiences.

    Good luck
     

  5. TechFreaK

    TechFreaK Banned

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    That 570gtx should be able to OC to at least 850mhz, but it depends on the voltage.. If your stock voltage is ~ 0.975v, then you would need ~ 1.030v.. Maybe more, maybe less.
     
  6. thomasf94

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    Alright, sounds good.

    Thanks for the input/tips guys!
     
  7. angmar

    angmar Maha Guru

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    Which cooler are you using on the cpu....you won't be able to do to much overclocking with the stock cooler.
     
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    that cooler is fine to about 4.5ghz
     

  11. thomasf94

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    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    thats fine for your system, oc away
     
  13. thomasf94

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    Suweeet, thanks for the help! all my parts come in tonight, so I'll probably OC later this week after I build my rig! :bunch:
     
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    Very nice build! sadly I haven't had time to OC, been really busy with work, but I probably will next week, I'll let you know how it goes! so far, I am in love with my build.. hahah, its amazing, I have bf3 MAXED out! so much fun. :)
     

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