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Just to give you all a heads up, I am running operations from my laptop as of now indefinitely.

I can still BIOS tinker.
This is saddening news. You're THE guy for 590's without physical mods.

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Just a small update - this overclocking business will be the death of me (or at least, my components ). I've definitely been bitten by the bug (that's a lot of b's).

Currently up to 730MHz @ 0.988v.
You're not alone. I'm going to do some 1V runs in Heaven and see what happens. I'd like to hit 800Mhz but that's most likely not going to happen. Realistically... 780MHz tops? Anything above 772 would be nice.
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You're not alone. I'm going to do some 1V runs in Heaven and see what happens. I'd like to hit 800Mhz but that's most likely not going to happen. Realistically... 780MHz tops? Anything above 772 would be nice.
You should be fine mate, I know every card is different but I read on one review site where they hit 830 @ 1.000v. I think you'll manage 780-800 with a good card. It's your temps I would be worried about though - are you still air cooled? I did a quick 30 minute test just now (using MW2, 98% usage on both GPUs) and hit 75c with 95% fan at 730MHz, 0.988v. I just loaded the game and left it idle.

I keep telling myself I'm happy with the overclock that I've got but I always end up wondering if I can push just that little bit more!
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You should be fine mate, I know every card is different but I read on one review site where they hit 830 @ 1.000v. I think you'll manage 780-800 with a good card. It's your temps I would be worried about though - are you still air cooled? I did a quick 30 minute test just now (using MW2, 98% usage on both GPUs) and hit 75c with 95% fan at 730MHz, 0.988v. I just loaded the game and left it idle.

I keep telling myself I'm happy with the overclock that I've got but I always end up wondering if I can push just that little bit more!
No sir. When I did this build I straight-up told myself that if I'm dropping $700 on a graphics card then I NEED to have a custom loop. I was only able to fit 600mm of rad in my case though. All single fans in push. Gfx tops at 54 on one die and 48 on the other full load, 1V w/ the CPU @ 4.4 1.296V. Wish it was a bit better but the case needs to be portable so no external 240mm rad. (The fans are also $19 apiece )

Here are some results while I let things rest a bit. Spoiler tagged just in case your internet is as bad as mine.


775-864



780-864



785-864



I am almost 100% sure it will crash at 790. If it does, I'll start memory overclocking because I THINK Heaven likes that a lot more than 3DMark11 seems to; where it lowers my scores substantially.

ETA: Okay I will be man (and happy) enough to admit that I was wrong. It took 790 just fine. Looking at usage though, there does appear to be throttling. Lots of those little jagged spikes.

790-864



According to what you say, 790 is good for 1V, but I demand more. I demand satisfaction!
Definitely setting myself up for disappointment. Now Wogga's card... that one seems to be a winner. Maybe crippling it gave it enhanced abilities like Daredevil or Captain Marvel Jr.
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Nice work!

Let us know what happens
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Wogga if you are in the states, just buy a gts card from best buy, you can return it w/i 30 days no questions asked.
i'm from Russia
i can refund the money i've spent on crap only if it have some defect or not properly working. actually i could get money back in first 1-2 weeks but its a pain in a$

i'm buying 2 copper-acetal EK waterblocks for 590 and new case (and alot of other stuff)...gonna make one of that stylish "black copper" mods
and join 590 SLi club
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Truly memory overclocking has brought me nothing but sadness and frustration. It might be time to up the volts to 1.05.

790-869



790-874



790-879



At 884 it crashed. Might be worthwhile to lower the memory to 854 then see if I can pull-off 795. The 5mhz increases seem to net much more than the memory in fps.

I am hardcore disappoint so I shall go play Bastion at stock clocks and eat a gigantic burrito.
Edited by MKHunt - 8/21/11 at 2:25pm
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Overclock/benching is contagious, so I apologize

Great results, I would love to see you in an SLI setup
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hmm...while VRAM voltage is fixed, your VRAM freq could be risen to a certain point depending on luck - thats my thoughts. for example, my card can easily bench @900MHz (memory) while core freq is stock (mb that capacitor unlocked my VRAM ^_^). but really, i havent seen any positive impact from rising memory freq.
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hmm...while VRAM voltage is fixed, your VRAM freq could be risen to a certain point depending on luck - thats my thoughts. for example, my card can easily bench @900MHz (memory) while core freq is stock (mb that capacitor unlocked my VRAM ^_^). but really, i havent seen any positive impact from rising memory freq.
Any idea why your scores are so high? Hopefully you know something I don't lol.

At 725Mhz you get the same score in Heaven as I do at 790MHz. So there has to be more to it. Would you be willing to lower your RAM to 9-9-9-24 @ 1600 and test? I know every card is different but there has to be something different besides the vRAM to account for your bonkers scores. I wanna play too!

ETA: Maybe I should disable HT?
ETA #2: At stock everything, I can raise my vRAM to 900 as well. However, at 900, it lowers my 3DMark11 compared to stock.
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i'll try 9-9-9-24 1600, 4400 HT-on, stock/725/790 with stock mem freq. and i didnt touched any settings in NV Panel so settings are stock too

add: there is a little hint (i think it is but who knows) - first 1-2 runs starts with very low fps, my record is 12 fps at benchmark startup. what i do is canceling bench after 20-30 sec and start over again - looks like some kind of warming the card =) (from idle 25C it could be some sort of coldbug)
Edited by Wogga - 8/22/11 at 2:47am
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