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post #1 of 18
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At stock, my 965 is 3.4Ghz. I overclocked it to 4.4Ghz - nice and safe considering my 4+1 (240 x 18, NB x14 @1.2V). I also increased my 6850 to 900Mhz/1185 memory.
I compared the stock settings to the OC settings using Heaven as a BM tool. (Direct X11, Tess: Normal AS: 4, AA: x4 Shaders: high, at 1920 x 1080).

I went from 33FPS to 37FPS. Am I insane to be disappointed? I thought I'd see a bigger change...

Comment please.

18.5 multiplier to make 4.4 - sorry
Edited by steevieweevie - 6/1/11 at 2:34pm
    
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post #2 of 18
you're unlikely to have been CPU limited before, so increasing this is not likely to have had an impact (much).

Overclocking your GPU will have had the biggest effect, so I'd say your gains seem reasonable
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You do realize 4 fps is a 11% performance increase right? Heaven is more GPU dependent, overclocking the CPU is just making sure that the GPU has no bottleneck - pretty decent jump in performance for free if you ask me
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post #4 of 18
Heaven is a benchmark that is extremely GPU dependent and it has very little to do with your CPU. If you want to see a larger increase in FPS then you should OC your GPU more, but overclocking your CPU further shouldn't really make any difference.
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What driver version? Just for reference I saw a 6.5 FPS increase from 3.3 Ghz to 4.0 Ghz. (On Cinebench 11.5, anyway)
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Thanks for the responses - very helpful. I'll start upping the voltages on the GPU then. I'm having a tough time keeping the driver from crashing
    
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Your at 4.4 ghz on a 212?
    
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How's your voltage at 4.4?

Anyways, to see that high increase with a CPU OC in Heaven, is a very good result.
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Originally Posted by codejunki View Post
Your at 4.4 ghz on a 212?
yeah, so far so good. But it's a 212+ push/pull with AP-121 fans - a little cooler than what I have listed but my temps are at 60 loaded
    
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How's your voltage at 4.4?

Anyways, to see that high increase with a CPU OC in Heaven, is a very good result.
Voltage is 1.45
    
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