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Old 05-15-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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Question How to determine how much I need to adjust my voltage when overclocking?

I have a geforce 540M 2 gb vram and I use msi afterburner to overclock it to the max settings. I read that it's a good idea to raise the voltage to the appropriate level to avoid any possible blue screen of deaths. How can I determine the correct voltage I should use?

ungh it seems my voltages are locked, is it bad if my card doesn't get enough voltage? I s there a way to unlock it?
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:02 PM   #2
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You're doing a software OC so you don't need to raise the voltage. Should you encounter any problems just turn the notch down a bit and don't mess with things you don't understand, it's not worth wrecking your card for a slight performance boost.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:34 PM   #3
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If its a laptop I would not oc to much as it will not have the ability to cool and will over heat
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:42 PM   #4
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You're doing a software OC so you don't need to raise the voltage. Should you encounter any problems just turn the notch down a bit and don't mess with things you don't understand, it's not worth wrecking your card for a slight performance boost.
Everyone basically overclocks through software for their GPU, it would be a really long time consuming process to flash a card every time. Voltage increased are necessary sometimes to reach and make a high overclock stable. It is not recommended without proper cooling and done at the risk of frying the VRMs.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
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It's a laptop model, it's the 540 and not anywhere near the desktop version of the 540. Not worth doing anything with in my personal opinion.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:20 PM   #6
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all things wort doing if u now how to check result, like benchmark the thing.cause find road to do the same, its hard ar sometimes imposable .
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