Originally Posted by dark_1
It doesnt look dusty..my rooms dusty so theres dust in my case..which I'm trying to fight. Thought the 800D was good at dust control lol. BTW I listed the voltage wrong. It should be 0.975 V..I think lol
So how should I go about telling newegg this aint working. Should I pretend I'm an idiot and its running too hot and it don't look right my games a crashin! or what? Should I be 'assertive' and demand a good quality exchange or just pay the restocking fee and get my money back? What about return shipping? And I need a gpu so any suggestions? Are evga refurbs any better or should I just go for a 570? I dont want anything lower.. I want a card that actually deserves to be under water
So should I play with the voltages first? Whats the max safe voltage? I think the steps are 0.012V, Do I keep increasing in small steps until/IF I find something that works? Also set it to 700 core and ran unigine..came back and computer was frozen.. had it work at 730 but results were lower than when I ran unigine on stock right after install..***f...
Okay, first of all, what's your VID? That'd be the stock voltage as reported by MSI Afterburner. If its under 1.0v, that is AMAZING! My 470 was a 1.0375v VID, and it clocked terribly.
If you're hitting 730 core with 1v or less, that is AMAZING. You could be looking at a 900+ core GPU there, and those are quite golden.
Voltages, you're safe up to around 1.10-1.125v on air, depends on temperatures. Keep the temperature as low as possible (preferrably under 90*C or less), and just keep toying with it.
Also for stress testing, you can try OCCT GPU stress (shader complexity 8), for a 20 minute run. If it passes 20 minutes with no artifacts you're stable as a rock.