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Improving the Gainward GTX 580 Phantom 3gb

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So I've had a Gainward GTX 580 Phantom 3gb card for a while. And I've never tampered with it.

So I was wondering, is there some setting tampering that I'm missing out on? Maybe even something I'm completely not using because I never bothered to flick it on?

I'd appreciate any advice from fellow owners :)
 
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Have you overclocked it? If not download and install Afterburner and see what you can get out of the core. With the cooling on the phantom you should be able to get to 900MHz.
 
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I've never done overclocking on a Gfx card. Is it fairly straight forward with Afterburner? And with overclocking what will I achieve? A higher fps?
 
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I've never done overclocking on a Gfx card. Is it fairly straight forward with Afterburner? And with overclocking what will I achieve? A higher fps?

It's as simple as installing AB, moving the slider for the core clock up a bit (~15MHz at a time), testing for stability (use Heaven for this), and then repeating the process until you get artifacts/crashes. Then you dial it back to your last 'good' OC and then you have your max OC. That is unless you want to overvolt. Increasing the voltage a bit will let you achieve higher clocks, but with that comes more heat/power draw/noise.
 
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Cool! Thanks guys :)

I won't mess with volts but i'll definitely slide it up and test for stability.
 
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