Over clocking GTX 1060 Or any other Nvidia GPU - Easy Guide - 25% + Profits


#1

Today I bring a tutorial (very basic) how to perform OC in your GTX 1060 (or any other Nvidia video card), for AMD will be doing a tutorial later because several steps have to be taken.

The GTX 1060 is a card very common among the gamer community, as it offers very good performance at a low price, with moderate power consumption for a GPU of these characteristics.

Before starting, I want to say that my GTX 1060 offers 19.7 mh / s with the original configuration.

After performing the OC it remains between 24.5-25 Mh / s in ETC. (about 25% more mine power, not bad).

First of all, make sure your GPU drives are up to date, you can look for the latest version of the drivers at https://www.geforce.com/drivers (or you can use google to get the official nvidia or geforce page from your country).

Once the drivers have been installed, you should download MSI after Burner (you can perform the Over clock with other programs, but this is the one that has given me the best results, so I recommend it). Here is the link from the official website https://www.msi.com/page/afterburner.

Once installed, it is recommended to download a stress test, Basically what it does is to test the stability of the OC to avoid crashes of the computer. I recommend using Valley Benchmark, you can use any other of your taste. (you can also skip this step, but it is at your own risk). here is the link https://benchmark.unigine.com/valley

Now comes the time of OverClock, which consists of demanding more of our GPU more power than the one previously configured. I want to warn you that doing this may end up shortening the useful life of your GPU (in my case I have never damaged a GPU, but it does not mean that it will not happen to me in the future). The operating temperatures of the GPU will be increased once you complete the OC.

Well, Open MSI After Burner, and make sure that the “start at startup windows” option is disabled, at least for now. Once you have it, I want to tell you that there are several ways to make your OverClock, one is for games, and another is for mining. Here I will only explain the OC for mining.

The first thing to do is to make increments in the bar of “Memory Clock” (No Core Clock). These increments should be progressive, ie increase from 100 in 100 Mhz. First 100, and run the stress test, then another 100, and so on. For mining, the OC of “memory clock” is who will offer you a real increase of Mh / s.

The stress test should run for at least 45 consecutive minutes (at least). It should not present any graphic error on the screen or cause any system crash to be sure that the configuration you have used is stable. It will arrive at a point where your system will start to fail, that is when you must return to the configuration that you had just configured prior to the one that caused the crash.

Generally, nvidia cards support the OC of the Memory Clock very well, in my case, I have achieved OC of +910 Mhz of the + 1000Mhz possible, and my system remains stable.

Once you have done the OC of the “Memory Clock”, you can make an OC (my recommendation is that it is very small) of the Core Clock (between 100 and 150 Mhz). Performing sequential increments of 10 in 10 Mhz.

Finally, you can optimize your electric consumption by lowering the core Voltage bar. (this may be the least I recommend doing, since it is usually the step that most generates crashes in the system, but it is still an option). In this tutorial I do not explain how to do it, because I do not consider it necessary for the risk this entails if you do not know what you are doing. In addition, this GPU has a really great consumption as a series, and I do not consider it opportune to make more efforts of consumption of power.

Let me know if this post has helped you to get better results in your mining, Any doubts, you can ask me and I will help you to the extent that I can.


#2

Thanks for this tutorial, you are helping grow this community!


#3

Core +100
Memory +650

Also power down to 65


#4

How does updating the drivers improve performance?
What do you do with the fan settings?
So you don’t “underclock” the GPU Clock? I thought I read somewhere that people did that to save power.

Here’s what I’m using for settings right now. Based on replies, I may update the drivers, overclock my GPU Clock, and adjust the fan speed.

What is a safe temp for the GPU to run? I’m assuming you should have the fan speed set to keep the GPU right below that safe temp? I’m keeping mine at about 120F right now.


#5

Great tutorial.
In my trial and error I found these settings to work fine with gtx 1070 and 1060:

Power limit 80%
Core clock 0
Memory clock 600
Fan 90

Will try your settings tomorrow. Any suggestions on mine? :):grinning:


#6

Indeed great tutorial, but i still dont know which one is called stable or not :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: . I tried +850 on memory clock and +100 on core clock. I can see increments ±10% on my hashrate. I read someone did +1000 on memory and +150 on core and he did change the GPU temp target to 97 also affect power to 125%, using the same GPU ( gtx 1050 Ti ). And the question is, is it true overclocking can make a GPU’s lifespan less shorter?? How long is the difference? Better to oc or not then??


#7

The overclocking itself doesn’t degrade the GPU. The reason OC’ing is typically associated with lower the life span of a GPU is because of OCing being involved with Gaming. When you are looking at a GPU for gaming and just want the maximum performance you crank up the power and target temps. These are the two settings that lower the life span of a GPU. For the most part in a gaming machine you would never see this as the GPU just runs in spikes. In mining you OC and lower the power to get the best possible hash per watt in most cases.

The only Nvidia card I got close to a 1000 mem clock oc was on a 1050ti and I got it to 950 along with a 100 core at 65% power. I run all of my mining cards at 50% fan speed and 65% power then tweak the OC settings until it is no longer stable.


#8

Nice information, thanks you very much…


#9

Good I found something great to guide me! Thanks!