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My caps had blue sharpy on them lol...
Anyways guys, i am going to remount my blocks, because my temps are just terrible 50-60c on idle and 90-95c in Heaven....What should i look for to make sure i do this right this time? I am not experienced with GPU blocks/ backplates at all, this is my first time with water blocks for graphics cards. I followed the instructions that came with the EK blocks, but apparently something is wrong.

EDIT: I also hear a buzzing sound start coming from the cards at load what is going on here?
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Hey guys, I've been tinkering, albeit slowly due to work, with overclocking my cards and I have a question. My cards will play BF3 and at times I go to a black screen and the system freezes entirely. I must do a reset via my tower. My question is: is this a tell-tale sign of something specific? Do I simply have too low voltage? Previously when I was attempting to OC my single card, I'd get driver crashes. Keep in mind my components worked fine previously using my SLI 580's and I am on a new install of windows, using latest AB beta. I'm going for simply the max CCC clocks, and my voltage last time was at 1.149mv. I'm bumping it up, but I want to know if it just needs more volts or what?

Sounds lke voltage to me. I would put your voltage at 1.25 and see what it does for you. I wouldn't go over 1.25 right now
     
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My caps had blue sharpy on them lol...
Anyways guys, i am going to remount my blocks, because my temps are just terrible 50-60c on idle and 90-95c in Heaven....What should i look for to make sure i do this right this time? I am not experienced with GPU blocks/ backplates at all, this is my first time with water blocks for graphics cards. I followed the instructions that came with the EK blocks, but apparently something is wrong.

I dont have an EK block but the way that i do it is i mount the block and tighten everything down.

Then i remove the block and make sure TIM and thermal pads all had good contact.

My koolance block has a screw hole that didnt machine properly so i couldnt bolt that down.. even with that screw missing my temps were 48c after 30 minutes of furmark.
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These are the exact same BIOS', the only difference is the clock limits have been expanded through the bios in the 120104. This still can be achieved with the 111220 using Afterburner or GPU tweak.
I would stick to the 111220 since it is the retail version BIOS and not a "test" beta bios.
Ive tested both and there is no "better" BIOS when it comes to overclocking. thumb.gif

I bet this is all true, but I just wanted to add that the 120104 is the latest one as the numbers represent the date. January 4th 2012.
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I dont have an EK block but the way that i do it is i mount the block and tighten everything down.
Then i remove the block and make sure TIM and thermal pads all had good contact.
My koolance block has a screw hole that didnt machine properly so i couldnt bolt that down.. even with that screw missing my temps were 48c after 30 minutes of furmark.

Don't beat your card up needlessly.
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Sounds lke voltage to me. I would put your voltage at 1.25 and see what it does for you. I wouldn't go over 1.25 right now

Thanks dude. I switched to trixx and the first thing it did was warn me about ulps. I know of it, but thought "meh" when using AB. I switched over to trixx and disabled ulps and so far so good. obviously will need more than a half hour gaming session to test, but i think it's probably ulps.
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I bet this is all true, but I just wanted to add that the 120104 is the latest one as the numbers represent the date. January 4th 2012.

Yes that's how they do it... with dates. It was only modified for unlocking bios clocks in CCC.. But most of us use AB or GPU tweak so in theory it has no real use to us. Plus most of us feel more comfortable with an official BIOS.
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I don't use AB for clocks/voltage on my caymans. I'd rather control voltage thru bios and clocks thru overdrive, the same way on tahiti.
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I don't use AB for clocks/voltage on my caymans. I'd rather control voltage thru bios and clocks thru overdrive, the same way on tahiti.

Well atm, you have no choice son but to use AB and other utilities for Voltage on the 7900 series.
You cant modify the bios so i dno what your doin headscratch.gif
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Well atm, you have no choice son but to use AB and other utilities for Voltage on the 7900 series.
You cant modify the bios so i dno what your doin headscratch.gif

Waiting on Bagzz to update RBE.
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