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Thats fair enough, i was just giving my advice, i keep forgetting that most people use there pcs for more then benching;-)

my point stands though, 4.8ghz isnt enough to get sli 580s to show there true potential
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Nice clock. WHat did you use to flash the bios. Or is it just modded?
I hope this response is not too late, lightsout. I used NiBiTor to edit my EVGA reference BIOS (which I got from GPU-Z) and flashed it with nVFlash. I only changed the max voltage to 1.213v; left everything else untouched.

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Bro i can see the gpu score scaling all the way up to 5500mhz!!! And thats with a single 580;-) truth be told i think these beasts have more in them its just the cpus that are too slow:-( do me a favor and monitor what temps are you getting on the cpu when running 3dmark11. Did you change the fans on your h80? I had an antec kuhler 920 and i was getting 72-76C when benching vantage at 5400mhz... only thing thas different between the two are the fanss.
Indeed! I'm unable to break 8000 on GPU score (keeps hovering around 7800) on my 980X, which I've so far only managed to get up to 4.7Ghz for benching.

On my lacklustre 2600K at 4.9GHz, I broke 8000 on GPU and overall 3DMark11 scores are consistently around 300 points higher compared to the X58.

A difference of 200MHz (and probably increased efficiency and per-clock performance of SB) nets quite the increase, at least for benchmarking purposes.

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I don't play benchmarks, I play games to enjoy the game it's self, and the computer I paid for, not to get paranoid about my neighbor having more points than me in 3DMark11.
Quite right.
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Thats fair enough, i was just giving my advice, i keep forgetting that most people use there pcs for more then benching;-)

my point stands though, 4.8ghz isnt enough to get sli 580s to show there true potential
Within benchmarks, you may be right.

But gaming wise, it's not even a 1fps improvement from 4.6Ghz to 5GHz, so for me, there's no point at all in pushing it more than it is at the moment.
    
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Guys I was doing some thinking about my issue with 3dmark11 -
I noticed when I ran the test, if I increased my Vcore to 1.2, even at a lowely 900mhz (just for testing), it would crash in the tests sooner than running at a 1.1V core on a 900mhz clock.
Do you guys think that OCP could be kicking in on my card, causing the crash?
Is anyone disabling this these days? Havn't heard much about it for a while.
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What are your temps? It's not OCP, OCP only is tripped in things like Furmark OCCT GPU etc. The idea that OCP is holding you back while on above ambient cooling is a relic of previous misinformed people.
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Guys I was doing some thinking about my issue with 3dmark11 -
I noticed when I ran the test, if I increased my Vcore to 1.2, even at a lowely 900mhz (just for testing), it would crash in the tests sooner than running at a 1.1V core on a 900mhz clock.
Do you guys think that OCP could be kicking in on my card, causing the crash?
Is anyone disabling this these days? Havn't heard much about it for a while.
You say you have a DD Block on the cards.

Are the vreg's properly covered with thermal pads? They could be overheating, and this would explain why the card is failing at 1.2v faster than 1.1v.
    
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I hope this response is not too late, lightsout. I used NiBiTor to edit my EVGA reference BIOS (which I got from GPU-Z) and flashed it with nVFlash. I only changed the max voltage to 1.213v; left everything else untouched.
Thanks. I am tempted to do it. But not sure if I had to do an rma if they would check for that sort of thing.
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So the OCP is STRICTLY triggered via software? Dang I guess I should have remembered that.

I would assume the VRMs are staying fairly cool, because I can do every other single test/game without issue, at high voltages as well. I push the card hard daily in games at my 950/1.163 setup and it does not artifact at all. I ran Heaven last night for an hour, it was solid as a rock.
Is 3dmark11 just glitchy?
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Thanks. I am tempted to do it. But not sure if I had to do an rma if they would check for that sort of thing.
you could always flash it back, unless the card actually dies totally, but then they may not be able to check anyways.
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So the OCP is STRICTLY triggered via software? Dang I guess I should have remembered that.

I would assume the VRMs are staying fairly cool, because I can do every other single test/game without issue, at high voltages as well. I push the card hard daily in games at my 950/1.163 setup and it does not artifact at all. I ran Heaven last night for an hour, it was solid as a rock.
Is 3dmark11 just glitchy?
It seems some people have trouble with 3dmark and some don't. I can pass it at 980 but the pc crashes running crysis bench at that speed. So that is my best stability test. Also BF3 was very demanding so that will be my main new stability test when it comes out.

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you could always flash it back, unless the card actually dies totally, but then they may not be able to check anyways.
Thats true I guess if its dead its dead. Did you flash yours or is it something other then evga?
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