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Overclocking a 1060 with 500W PSU

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I was thinking of OC'ing my 1060 (6gb) (it is the MSI Armor OC version), but I'm aware that this will draw more power. My power supply is 500 watts. Can I OC safely, and if so, how much? Also, is it really necessary to OC a factory overclocked card?

 

My CPU is an i5-7400 if that's relevant.

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You'll be fine in terms of wattage. What model PSU is it?

 

I have an overclocked Ryzen 5 1600 and GTX 780 on a 550W power supply.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

You'll be fine in terms of wattage. What model PSU is it?

 

I have an overclocked Ryzen 5 1600 and GTX 780 on a 550W power supply.

Now, I don't really know how to name PSU's, but it says that it is a SPI500 80 plus silver @Crunchy Dragon (if that tells you anything)

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2 minutes ago, Dudeser said:

Now, I don't really know how to name PSU's, but it says that it is a SPI500 80 plus silver @Crunchy Dragon (if that tells you anything)

Is it similar to this one? https://www.ebay.com/c/2090100546

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Just now, DoomTheAssassin said:

If its 80+ Silver you should more then likely be fine.

Efficiency means nothing, you want quality in a PSU.

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15 minutes ago, Dudeser said:

it says that it is a SPI500 80 plus silver @Crunchy Dragon (if that tells you anything)

http://www.sparklepower.com/pdf/SPI500ACH8.pdf

 

terrible.. barely passes ATX specifications, means it's the lowest of the low end

 

ATX specifications are 120mv ripple (maximum) for the 12V rail, and 50mv ripple (maximum) for the 5V and 3.3V rail, but to give you an idea, good PSU's (not even expensive), are in the 10-20mv range for the 12V rail and also around 10mv for the 5V and 3.3V rail.

 

This PSU is right on the edge of 120mv (12v) and 50mv (5v, 3.3v), and that's according to their "testing", in reality it would most likely fail ATX specifications.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
17 minutes ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

Is it similar to this one? https://www.ebay.com/c/2090100546

I can't check right now, but it doesn't look too different @Crunchy Dragon

15 minutes ago, _Syn_ said:

http://www.sparklepower.com/pdf/SPI500ACH8.pdf

 

terrible.. barely passes ATX specifications, means it's the lowest of the low end

 

ATX specifications are 120mv ripple (maximum) for the 12V rail, and 50mv ripple (maximum) for the 5V and 3.3V rail, but to give you an idea, good PSU's (not even expensive), are in the 10-20mv range for the 12V rail and also around 10mv for the 5V and 3.3V rail.

 

This PSU is right on the edge of 120mv (12v) and 50mv (5v, 3.3v), and that's according to their "testing", in reality it would most likely fail ATX specifications.

Wow, if that's my PSU then I don't think I should OC anything...

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1 minute ago, Dudeser said:

I can't check right now, but it doesn't look too different @Crunchy Dragon

Wow, if that's my PSU then I don't think I should OC anything...

Yeah, your overclocking gains would be minimal even if you were to overclock.

 

If you went out and bought something like a Corsair CX550M, that would be an excellent option.

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3 minutes ago, Dudeser said:

Wow, if that's my PSU then I don't think I should OC anything...

then I'd replace it tbh


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1 minute ago, Dudeser said:

Wow, if that's my PSU then I don't think I should OC anything...

If that is in fact your PSU, I wouldn't recommend overclocking, if you put more stress on it, the ripple will increase and in return would stress your hardware even more, and might cause unexpected shutdowns, but i have no clue if it will actually kill your hardware, but ATX specifications are there for a reason

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