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I have tons of backplates, but only one block that is on my existing card. I would be happy just to find another HC2 block and a reference card to mate together
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Tried contacting EVGA on it? Or you can look around ebay as well.

I looked on their site, but didn't see any for the Classified, I guess I could try calling them. I've only had the card 3 days, but I've been checking ebay as well. Its not an issue right now, temps while folding are only 63C-67C depending if I want the fan on 40, or 45%. On 55%+ it will stay under 60C, but the extra noise isn't worth it.
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Yeah I agree about the noise. The original Twin Frozr III on my cards makes quite the racket at full speed, especially if you compare with my CPU under water, the GPUs became the loudest component in my rig.

I do miss the LE fans that spins backwards initially to supposedly remove dust and change color according to ambient. Gotta love those little gimmicks MSI puts in even though they don't do anything practical. biggrin.gif

Btw when you guys do 3dmark 11, Vantage or Heaven, what's the common comparable preset/custom settings?
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3dmark vantage and 11 most use the P preset. Heaven 3.0 1680x1050 with all settings maxxed is what most threads around here use. That or 19x10
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Cool. If it's P preset then i won't have to purchase the advanced versions tongue.gif

I'll gather a few joining screenies, do a couple of benches tonight and post them here tonight. Cheers. redface.gif
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Not sure if the DCII is a reference PCB or not, but he is right, a little better cooling so you may be able to go up a little higher on the voltage.
If you are at 850 and 1.050 right now, chances are you should be able to get into the low 900's before you hit your voltage limit.

Hey wow a lot more folders in here than last time I was here. The DCII is a custom PCB with more power phases than reference and awesome VRM cooling, excellent core cooling as well, the only thing that's less than stellar on the build of that card is that the VRAM only gets incidental airflow for cooling but VRAM cooling isn't my highest priority. So 4thKor, I don't remember exactly what you're capped at in MSI AB as far as voltages go on that card (pretty sure it's 1.15v) but assuming your core temps are in order (less than 80C) you should have no reason to worry up to 1.15v.

Once you do get pushing above 1.1v though something that is kinda unique to these Asus DCIIs in my experience is that if you hit a wall that you can't overcome by increasing voltage and your core temps are still really cool, then it may be the VRAM chips overheating. Because of how massive the heatsink is on this card I've noticed that sometimes with high voltage and a quiet fan curve like the stock one, the fans can be spinning fast enough to keep the core so cool that they need not spin faster but not enough that the VRAM chips are actually getting enough of the air they need.
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Hey wow a lot more folders in here than last time I was here. The DCII is a custom PCB with more power phases than reference and awesome VRM cooling, excellent core cooling as well, the only thing that's less than stellar on the build of that card is that the VRAM only gets incidental airflow for cooling but VRAM cooling isn't my highest priority. So 4thKor, I don't remember exactly what you're capped at in MSI AB as far as voltages go on that card (pretty sure it's 1.15v) but assuming your core temps are in order (less than 80C) you should have no reason to worry up to 1.15v.
Once you do get pushing above 1.1v though something that is kinda unique to these Asus DCIIs in my experience is that if you hit a wall that you can't overcome by increasing voltage and your core temps are still really cool, then it may be the VRAM chips overheating. Because of how massive the heatsink is on this card I've noticed that sometimes with high voltage and a quiet fan curve like the stock one, the fans can be spinning fast enough to keep the core so cool that they need not spin faster but not enough that the VRAM chips are actually getting enough of the air they need.

Thanks juano! I think I've actually discovered this fact quite accidentally on my own. Lower fan speeds seem to help not only stability but operating temps as well. I forgot to save my profile and had to reboot. When I reset the voltage and clock speed I didn't set the fan. Temps have been no higher than before at 80% (and not NEARLY as loud). But I seem to have been aflicted biggrin.gif with a run of 8057's, so I'm not going any higher until I get rid of these pesky things. Hopefully I won't be able to! tongue.gif
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I think you may be experiencing something else or misunderstanding me. What I was saying is that at certain heat loads and fan speeds, the fans can be spinning fast enough to keep the core very cool (therefor making everything appear hunky dory) but are not spinning fast enough to keep the VRAM (memory chips) cool, leading to instability for a seemingly unknown reason. So my advice was that if you are running very slow fan speeds with increased voltage and run into a problem you can't explain, then try increasing fan speeds even if you're core temps appear to be fine. It appears though that this won't be an issue you encounter if you're already at the top end of your fan curve. smile.gif

I don't know what you might be experiencing that is leading to better temperatures and stability at lower fan speeds with everything else the same. In my tweaking/OCing of those Asus cards I've always been shooting for best performance while still being quiet so I don't have a whole lot of ideas as to why it may be performing better at lower fan speed.
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I think you may be experiencing something else or misunderstanding me. What I was saying is that at certain heat loads and fan speeds, the fans can be spinning fast enough to keep the core very cool (therefor making everything appear hunky dory) but are not spinning fast enough to keep the VRAM (memory chips) cool, leading to instability for a seemingly unknown reason. So my advice was that if you are running very slow fan speeds with increased voltage and run into a problem you can't explain, then try increasing fan speeds even if you're core temps appear to be fine. It appears though that this won't be an issue you encounter if you're already at the top end of your fan curve. smile.gif
I don't know what you might be experiencing that is leading to better temperatures and stability at lower fan speeds with everything else the same. In my tweaking/OCing of those Asus cards I've always been shooting for best performance while still being quiet so I don't have a whole lot of ideas as to why it may be performing better at lower fan speed.

I have no idea. But my TPF has dropped from 2:08 to 2:00 on the same WU. That's a decent difference! I might also add that as a complete noob at this I am willing to try whatever advice I get, so when I start clocking higher I will definitely increase the fan speed. I happen to like the "whir" these things make. tongue.gif
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I sold my pair of MSI 580 LE's a while back and immediately regretted it. I bought one back today and I have the second all lined up for the end of the month when the guy buys his 4gb 680. Reunited and it feels so good......I love these cards. They do 875 on stock volts all day and I'm rocking 183k ppd on these godly 8057 wu's. I'll be keeping these this time, definitely my favorite cards of all time.


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