How to Overclock Pascal GPU

All you game lovers out there must be fascinated with the glory the GeForce GTX brings you. The game lovers are always keen to know how to overclock pascal GPU. Yeah, it sure as hell an important part of the gaming world. With overclocking comes a lot of risks, but it is fascinatingly interesting to see your card modified up to such extent. Before proceeding to the steps to overclock pascal GPU, let’s tell you some facts and figures.

• There is always a risk as mentioned above, but the process is simple.

• If you follow the steps coming next, your graphics card will be safe and sound and its lifespan will not reduce.

• Why overclock pascal GPU when you are already enjoying your favorite game? The answer is that it will boost the performance of the video games that are weighty on graphics.

• While overclocking, you are going to face PC crashing, BlackScreens, and BlueScreens. They are all very normal, don’t freak out!

What are the Cautions and Prevention to Overclock Pascal GPU?

• Do not go for overclocking unless you are sure that your GPU can do it appropriately. The surety comes either from other websites or people.

• Before overclocking, make sure that other components are stable and working properly.

• Do not follow the guide below for GTX 1000 series GPUs.

• If the temperature of GTX 900 and R9 series cards exceeds 87 and 93 degrees, respectively, then quickly stop the process.

• If your PC gets hot or makes an unusual sound, it is cautious not to proceed further and wait for it to get back to normal.

What are the Steps to Overclock Pascal GPU?

– Step One

The first step is like a warm-up session before exercise. Make your PSU ready for overclocking. You have to make sure that your PSU is at least tier 2.

– Step Two

Once you have made your PSU ready, you have to install the following programs for proceeding further. It really doesn’t matter that you have an EVGA, Zotac, Sapphire, XFX, Gigabyte, or any other GPU brand. All of these modems support the following programs:

  • MSI Afterburner
  • MSI Kombustor
  • GPUZ
  • Unigine Valley

– Step Three

  • First, open “Unigine Valley.”
  • You will see several options at the right side of the home screen including Preset: Custom, API: DX (the one your system supports), Quality: Ultra, Stereo 3D: Disabled, Monitors: Single/Double/any you use when gaming, Anti-aliasing: x8, Fullscreen: Yes, and Resolution: Your monitor’s. Go to “Run” below these options, and then press “F9” button on your keyboard.

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  • As soon as you press the “F9” button, wait when the Unigine Valley passes through the eighteen scenes, and then benchmark your GPU.
  • After the completion of eighteen scenes, you have to remember the avg. FPSS and the Score. We would recommend you to write it down somewhere since it is very important and you might need it later.

– Step Four

Now, close all the programs and open the MSI Afterburner. Make sure the interference resembles the picture below.

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If it doesn’t, then:

  • Go to “Settings.”
  • Then go to the “User Interference Tab.”
  • Under that, you will find the “User Interference Skinning Property,” go to that, then find “Default MSI Afterburner V3 Skin.”

Make sure your general setting matches the following

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Now you have to start your work. First, drag “Core Voltage (mv)” and “Power Limit (%)” options to maximum. The range of voltage and power might vary from one GPU to another. You will find both of these options next to each other. Then Link: Untick

Now, you have to go to “Temp Limit (0C).” For GTX GPUs, keep the temperature between 80 to 90 degrees, and for R9 GPUs, set it from 85 to 93 degrees. Make sure the “prioritize” arrow is pointed upwards.

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– Step Five

  • Now, open GPUZ. In order to get a subtle idea what others have achieved, search for your specific model or brand on Google.
  • After the survey, go to the page where your graphics card has been reviewed. Find “Introductions and Specifications” at the end of the page and go to the “overclocking” option within.
  • Then, pick an option with maximum GPU and memory clock.
  • Open GPUZ and identify the GPU clock. Apply the formula: max. overclock achieved – GPU clock speed = required additional clock speed.
  • In order to give yourself headroom, increase the voltage up to 3/4th of the additional clock speed. Now apply the formula: required additional clock * ¾ = new additional required speed.
  • Now, in the MSI Afterburner, add the values of obtained “new additional required clock speed” to the “core clock (MHz).”
  • Hit “Apply.”

After this, you can stress test your GPU and make sure it is capable of bearing the heavy games.

Have any questions? Feel free to comment below and let us know.

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Author: Bilal Irfan

A media grad, entrepreneur, marketer, tech blogger and professional photographer.

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