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I just shipped one to the UK shipping was only 1.50$

bloody hell that were cheap lol. you goin send me one with the fan attachment 2
post #612 of 8626
Just started testing overclocks.

I'll get some pics up soon. I don't need to remove the IHS. The thing maxes @ 43C...why would I ever need to remove it! WOW Guess I got a good IHS!663

I'm using unginie heaven3.0 for testing stability. I've already gotten 2 driver crashes. I just assume that's unstable...seems to skip sometimes though. I feel its because the memory is clocked too low...hmm Going to work on that later...
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post #613 of 8626
Of corse it runs cool lol, your max voltage was only 1.038v biggrin.gif Perhaps a reason the card is crashing wink.gif

I spent alot of time in the zotac forums pushing the mod (at that time it was just a mod, not The Mod) i had done to my zotac 560ti no long after launch. I got to know the forums pretty well over there. FYI

Zotac cards are historicaly too low voltage when shipped, they banket volted them all the same. Problem is each chip requires different voltage to be stable so mass blanket voltage does not work. There is a bios update for your card. It increases the base voltages in the bios to a higher setting. Some were complaining that the voltage was set too high and causing the cards to "run hotter". These were not killer temps to the card btw, just hotter than they were familar with as the voltage was too low originally thus the sigificantly lower temps prior to the bios update.
The fix was just a simple voltage bump for anyone who uses afterburner or other software which allows for voltage increases, bios updates required most "common users" to send the card away to be done by zotac or more experienced users could dl the file and do it themselfs. There were many who responded that just bumping up the voltage fixed the studdering, crashes, hickups. I never had an issue with my zotac card but it was a launch card, the zotacs problems start awhile after i bought my 560ti.

Check out their forums, the bios update is there. Not a big deal, easy fix for most of us here.

Congrats on the new 580, beasty cards they are. Cant wait to see those pics
post #614 of 8626
I'm going to post this in the 580 owners club too but it does seem like I really have to bump up the voltage to get it stable at higher clocks.
Here's my clocks so far:

1.038V --- 820MHz
1.050V --- 830MHz
1.063V --- 840Mhz
So far that's all I've done. There's a metal cover on all the VRM's and memory, its what the fan is connected to on the card. I can't remove it because I don't have a torx driver here at school with me. So I'll just have to get it some time later when I go home. I upped the memory to 2050, I'll probably get it upto probably 2100-2150. I could get 2300 on my 560 so I figure I should be able to get some way higher memory clocks. Temps are upto 44C under full load @ 1.063V so that's good.

1.100v I feel is safe for me. Hopefully safe with my PSU too....thumb.gif

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post #615 of 8626
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Originally Posted by Cakewalk_S View Post

I'm going to post this in the 580 owners club too but it does seem like I really have to bump up the voltage to get it stable at higher clocks.
Here's my clocks so far:
1.038V --- 820MHz
1.050V --- 830MHz
1.063V --- 840Mhz
So far that's all I've done. There's a metal cover on all the VRM's and memory, its what the fan is connected to on the card. I can't remove it because I don't have a torx driver here at school with me. So I'll just have to get it some time later when I go home. I upped the memory to 2050, I'll probably get it upto probably 2100-2150. I could get 2300 on my 560 so I figure I should be able to get some way higher memory clocks. Temps are upto 44C under full load @ 1.063V so that's good.
1.100v I feel is safe for me. Hopefully safe with my PSU too....thumb.gif
Is that extra fan really necessary, I thought leaving the stock fan attached was enough to keep VRMs cool?
    
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Damn it its cheaper than i would have to pay for a block for my lightning. Anyone did it with the lightning?
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Alright little update. I ran heaven3.0 this morning. Seems stable @ 860Mhz @ 1.063v
Although I haven't added more heatsinks on the heatplate check it out.
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Ok this is the heatplate that covers most of the card. In the top leftish corner these are not covered:
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I use two methods for testing temps. 1 I use a more scientific method of checking temps across the PCB, using my infrared thermometer to scan temps. The highest I've found is 62C. However, on the other side of the PCB where I believe these are chokes for the VRM's, the ones in red get darn hot! I run my hand over the underside of the card when its on, which is fine, no moving fans or whatever, and when I get to these it pretty much cannot be touched. So I've got mini heatsinks,
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The 4 top right ones, and they should fit perfect on the cokes to cool them.

I'm now considering trying to get a large single heatsink that would cover the entire black surface of the card, then I'd cut it obviously to fit the 620 and anything else. I'm going to take the card out and see if I can get the cover back on it with the Antec 620 cooler on it. However, I feel like its just a touch too tall to fit the cover back on. It'd be great if I can just have a large heatsink on all the black plate, keep the 620, and use the blower fan to cool everything. That'd be awesome! So hopefully this will work!

I'm upto 44C @ 1.063V now. Totally fine!
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^ The black plate is a PCB heatsink. I keep mine on with the blower fan at %30. 620 fits on my 470 with the plate just fine.
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Well, sucks because the freaking plastic snapped...ug. Now I gotta glue it back together where the fan shroud is... I'll finish her up with taking off the Zotac sticker and just cover it up with carbon fiber vinyl.. I wish I could keep the sticker but sadly no... Looks alot better then having it open without the cover and another fan blowing on it. Hopefully i'll have new heatsinks for the PCB plate and then I'll get some good temps.

I can't overclock much. I dunno if its my PSU or what but it seems I can get 860MHz @ 1.063V but @ 870MHz @ 1.075V it crashes...so I dunno if I want to keep going higher... 850MHz seems fine to me.
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