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dang you've got a very good gpu bro! Now some thoughts about your problem...

SB loves high memory overclocks, timings are secondary. I'm at 2200 at only cl9-11-9-28. If you can overclock your kit do it. But those probably are mediocre CL9 1600mhz which doesn't have PSC chips on them.

Your PT score is low compared to mine, your cpu is probably throttling, disable in the BIOS the cpu thermal protection option.

You should be hitting north of 8.6k if you ask me.
I second this. Try pushing memory frequency and see how high you can go at 9-9-9-24.
    
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That's why I said "probably." If he did disable it then on to the next solution.

Kung Pow, if you have an SB setup you'll probably know what I'm talking about, re: ram speed.

It is always good to have second opinions, just a reminder.
Of course it is
Didn´t mean to sound rough of course with Sandy you will probably be the better source in terms of experience since I only very briefly have been overclocking and working on a Sandy sys but I am just leaning towards the software aspect when considering his hardware and settings and my experience in benchmarking.

Of course that is only an assumption though

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Thanks, KP.

I'm still figuring out the board but first impressions are good. Am able to push my 980X much further than before.

Those are XSPC 1/2-3/4 compression fittings; cheap and good.

I have a lot planned for the tech bench; need to sleeve my cables, and actually attach the fans to the rad.

Managed to push my card further to 1010MHz and got my highest score yet. Unfortunately, I still cannot break 8k on the graphics score in 3DMark11.

After seeing this thread, I wish I got a non-reference card...
Nice
I think after seeing this tread you should realize that ref cards can trump up to non refs just as well in terms of overclocking
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That's why I said "probably." If he did disable it then on to the next solution.

Kung Pow, if you have an SB setup you'll probably know what I'm talking about, re: ram speed.

It is always good to have second opinions, just a reminder.
As far as RAM speed goes....

1155 shares the same theories as 1366 and 1156 do. All three platforms prefer higher speed over latency. Latency matters, sure. But the clock speed definitely matters more.

I benched at 2250, 10-12-10-30, then again at 2200, 9-12-9-28. The 2250 still came out ahead in MaxxMem (on my i5 2500k).
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I don't actually have my RAM overclocked at all. Is it worth messing with? Tonight I'll hopefully get around to messing with some OCing again (going to flash a new bios and might try out the latest nvidia driver). I realized with my last recorded OC session on here that I had both my case closed and my gpu fan profile out auto (basically maxed at 80%), so I might be ale to keep my temps in a much more reasonable range benching now, hopefully limiting the throttling I was having.
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If you have exhausted all the other possibilities to increase your benching scores mentioned in the last 8 posts then yes

The RAM overclock can be used as last tweaking method in order to squeeze the last drop out of your scores

You are all using SSDs I assume?
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I have a Lightning Xtreme @ 980 mhz core right now and I'm stress testing it to see if it's stable, if it is then you better make some room for me.
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My RAM won't even post at anything higher than 1600MHz. Might have to look at some higher clocked RAM sticks since memory is so cheap these days....
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My RAM won't even post at anything higher than 1600MHz. Might have to look at some higher clocked RAM sticks since memory is so cheap these days....
Considering that you are operating two GTX 580 Lightnings the fact that you had to save at some point seems logical

And I too would have saved money on the RAM since these days it isn´t as necessary to have the top qual RAM than it used to.

Guys don´t obsess with the RAM too much
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Kung Pow let us know when you start updating this thread again.
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Ok Guys a quick update on the Banner thread

It looks like this graphic is ahead of the others atm but it could change until the end of this week.



Secondly, everbody that has already posted their results please make sure to edit them into the correct format in order to be added faster, and more conveniantly for me to the Hall of Fame.

If edited correctly the result should look like this:
[FTW 420][GTX 580 DCII][1.308GHZ/2406@1.38V][ID=/LD=]
**3DMark11: P10082**
***3DMark Vantage: P38569***

http://www.overclock.net/14066059-post181.html

Edit: @wint0nic:I am off to the gym now but when I come back I will start working on the Hall of Fame so please guys make sure to edit your results
All back to page 35 there are still a bunch who need some formating
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