View Full Version : What are you guys using to overclock the gtx280 ?

06-23-08, 01:14 PM
How do you know when you find the right speed ? My temps are awesome at 663/1188 but I stopped there because how do I know what is safe for the card ? What is being used for artifact testing these days ?

06-23-08, 01:16 PM
Furmark, stability test option... Go easy on it though, it stresses cards way more than Crysis for example...

06-23-08, 01:23 PM
Furmark ? Nice ok thanks.. This is good for artifact testing then ?

06-23-08, 01:44 PM
i use a rolex

06-23-08, 02:41 PM
Do your scores go up in 3Dmark 06 when you guys overclock on the GTX 280? My scores actually went down slightly. Not sure why either. Temps were low too.

06-23-08, 02:46 PM
Overclocking is not worth it, i mean to overclock the video card.

06-23-08, 03:25 PM
Just run Crysis on max settings for a while.

For games, it is worth OCing. ;)

06-23-08, 04:26 PM
I just tried Furmark a couple of days ago at the recommendation of Lfctony. It is by far the best stability tester. Nothing heats up a card like Furmark. Furmark makes your card run way hotter than rthdribl or even Crysis. If you want to test the worst case scenario use Furmark.

As for overclocking the 280 GTX, I would be careful with overclocking it, the card already runs incredibly hot, when you overclock it, it runs even hotter.

06-23-08, 05:18 PM
Man I keep hearing all this about temps and mine has not heated above 72c even with Crysis and Atitool. I have a full server case with two normal sized case fans pulling in and one pushing out the back. My cpu has a zalman 9700. Temps are better than my old 8800gtx under load. I have been using rivatuner to check that I am running in full power 3d mode during games and even overclocked it a bit to 663/1188. THx for the suggestions folks.

Edit: Wow, furmark does heat things up. 85c with fans at auto and 80 with it forced too 100% Still not bad considering how that program stresses the hardware. How do I know how far I can push it without blowing it up ? I have the EVGA sc edition and I am hearing people say that are hitting 700 core a lot. My stock core is 621 and I am at 663 now.. Should I use furmark to check for artifacting ?

06-23-08, 06:01 PM
Riva Tuner works fine here, as does nTune. Riva Tuner allows you to unlink the shader from the core clock though. So I like it a tad better.

06-23-08, 11:32 PM
Overclocking is not worth it, i mean to overclock the video card.

I beg to differ.