EVGA Precision XOC: how to use it to overclock our graphics card.

With the EVGA Precision XOC program, overclocking your graphics card is as simple as possible. With a well-organized graphical interface, the program is very intuitive to use and it will allow us to save up to 10 overclock profiles, many more than other similar programs designed for this purpose. In this tutorial we teach you how to use it.

Currently, we have already made several tutorials for graphics card overclocking. And it is that the overclock of this computer component is something quite simple, which can give new life to the graphics when, over the years, we see that it begins to fall short of performance in the games that we usually use. Because, one of the advantages of overclocking the graphics card is that, since it is done from a program from the operating system itself, there is no danger that a bad overclock will hang the equipment and we will have to flash the BIOS of the card again. graphics (which does not mean that overclocking is not an activity with risks, everything must be said).

EVGA Precision XOC: how to use it to overclock our graphics card

At the moment, we have made the following tutorials on overclocking graphics cards:

  • How to overclock your graphics card using MSI Afterburner.
  • How to overclock your graphic with NZXT CAM.
  • Overclock your graphics card with GIGABYTE OC GURU II.

Detailed look at EVGA Precision XOC

After downloading the program and installing it on our computer, the first screen that will appear is the following.

EVGA Precision XOC: how to use it to overclock our graphics card

As you can see, the program is easy to read as it is presented to us. On the right we have a series of switches such as the HWM that will help us to monitor various parameters of the graphics card, such as frequencies, the workload of the cores, consumption, and the speed of the fans.

As you can see, it is a graphical representation similar to what we have already seen in many other overclocking programs for graphics cards. Above each box are three switches:

EVGA Precision XOC: how to use it to overclock our graphics card
  • OSD: allows you to see that parameter on the computer screen.
  • KB LCD: allows you to see the parameter on the LCD of your keyboard, if you have a model that has it.
  • TRAY: displays this value in the system tray.

The next option, OSD, allows us to activate an on-screen display that is placed on top of everything we have running at that moment, in order to permanently see the operating parameters of the graphics card.

The OC SCAN, SENSOR and SYNC LED buttons are intended to be used by GeForce GTX 1000 series graphics cards and/or made by EVGA, which is not the case for our GeForce GTX 980, which has been made by MSI. For this reason, we cannot show you screenshots of them, but we can tell you the following:

EVGA Precision XOC: how to use it to overclock our graphics card
  • OC SCAN: It is an automatic overclock system that adjusts all overclock parameters on its own. This feature is only valid for Pascal and EVGA graphics
  • SENSOR: another tool to monitor EVGA Pascal graphics sensors.
  • SYNC LED: Used to control the RGB LEDs of your EVGA graphics card.

At the bottom of the program screen we can see up to 10 overclock profiles that we can save with this program, which are many more than what is usual for this type of program.

On the right side there is a controller and indicator for the rpm of the graphics fan. Thanks to it, we can automatically or manually control the rpm, and even edit the performance curve of the fan.

If we now look at the central part of the program screen, we can see that it presents us with the core and memory frequencies, both in numbers and with a counter, as well as the graph temperature, all in the upper hemisphere. The lower hemisphere is where all the controls for overclocking are. We will return to them shortly.

EVGA Precision XOC: how to use it to overclock our graphics card

To configure the program, we will press on the gear icon in the lower right corner, which will display the following screen:

This is where we can configure all the options that the program allows us, which are quite a few.

How to overclock with EVGA Precision XOC

The first thing you should know before trying to overclock with this program is that it will only work if your graphics card has an NVIDIA graphics core. And while this may make sense, since EVGA doesn’t make graphics cards with AMD Radeon cores, we find this limitation by such a comprehensive program a shame.

EVGA Precision XOC: how to use it to overclock our graphics card

To do the overclock, first of all you must download some program to make sure that your overclock is stable. The MSI Kombustor or the FurMark can perfectly serve you.

We will overclock simply by moving the sliders that are in the lower hemisphere of the central screen of the program, adjusting the voltage of this as required by the card. On the right side there is a switch, under the name “PRIORITY” that allows us to set whether the priority that we give in our overclock has to focus on the power consumed by the graphics card or on the temperature that the GPU can reach.

As usual, we will start with high frequency increases, to reduce them little by little, until we are able to hit the maximum frequency that our model can reach. Between raising and raising frequencies, you should run the programs that we have mentioned for a while (about 30 minutes are enough), to make sure that the overclock is stable and that the temperatures reached by the graphics card do not shoot up to the limits with those who cannot the dissipator of it. This last point is very important because, if you keep your graphics card above certain temperatures when it is being used, it is likely that you will end up damaging it irreversibly.

We also reiterate that the possible overclocking that you do to your graphics card is done under your responsibility and, in no way, Hard Zone will be responsible for the damages that are generated as a result of said overclocking.

EVGA Precision XOC: how to use it to overclock our graphics card

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