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post #3431 of 3582
For some reason on a single gpu in bf3, the usage is at 99% all the time. But with sli activated, it goes from 60-80%. Could my cpu be bottlenecking the gpus? Like I said earlier, I have an i7 960 OCed to 3.7GHz. I want to know this before I proceed with overclocking.

I have two gtx 580's.
post #3432 of 3582
SLI loves 4GHz or more... smile.gif
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Damnit.......

My pc just about spazzed out on me just when i tried to push it up to 3.7ghz. I guess I wasn't setting the voltage right....or something, but I finally got it working. Looks like I have to do that all over again. -_-

I was just thinking about waiting for haswell to come out, in which then i would get the 4770k. However, stock clocks will likely be 3.5 ghz, with a turbo boost of 3.9 ghz. I hope I'm not going too far off topic, but I need to know this in order to make overclocking my 580's useful whatsoever. Should i wait and get the 4770k?
Edited by Alkar Cammer - 5/13/13 at 6:16pm
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If your IMC is OK you shouldn't have much trouble with 4GHz on a 960. What mobo and ram? By all means upgrade, but 4GHz shouldn't be too hard with what you have as long as none of your hardware is faulty and cooling is adequate.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1258253/how-to-put-your-rig-in-your-sig makes it easier for ppls to help.
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Got a GTX 580 Classified Ultra of ebay recently. Owner claimed it could do 1 Ghz stock. Well not exactly, unless you crank the fans but otherwise sure.

Gaming stable 1015 Ghz @ 1.225V, nv vdd values.
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That's nice. Mind telling how much it sold for?
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post #3437 of 3582
ya what price did you pay if you don't mind biggrin.gif thinking to sli my 580 but prices are everywhere right now. Ebay bids starting at $120, (used), retail new still pushing $500.
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I picked up my second one for 250 at the start of the year, and my third a few weeks ago for 220. Now I just need a bigger case and mobo lol
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post #3439 of 3582
I plan on grabbing a second 580 this fall so I can ride out this 700 series until next generation. Seems like many are doing the same.
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I'm about to be selling 2 gtx 580 classified ultras. I just ordered a 780 and will be parting from my current GPU's.
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