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Hey all ...

Just a quick and simple question really ... ... MSI afterburner says that my voltage is 1037 ... which I am guessing is 1.037 ?? ...

What is the lowest I can take this and still be stable ... I have reset clocks back to factory settings and want to lower vcore to lower the temps while I save for better cooling ...

All information would be greatly appreciated ...

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If you enter settings and go to the monitor tab, and then look in the Graph window there is an option to turn on GPU Voltage monitoring. This would then show you the exact voltage your card is getting.

I suppose donwclocking goes the same way as overclocking really, one step at a time to see if it's stable.
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What would be the best program to test card stability ?? ... will underclocking (just the voltages) display artifacts just like overclocking would ??
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Unigine Heaven benchmark is used by some, as is 3DMark11 to test for stability. I go by the rule of thumb, if it passes 3D11 and then runs an hour in Heaven, it's good.

And I'd suppose it would cause artifacts. If you look at the basics of what it means, it would be the equivalent of overclocking the clocks without adding voltage.
My logic tells me, that the card would artifact.
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My Frozr will do 900mhz@0.975v, stable for the last 8 months or so. Very significantly reduces power consumption and heat. Going lower will cause random crashes in BF3.

I use OCCT to test overclocks, then confirm with Kombustor.
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Thanks so much guys ... I will look at getting the software and then I will start testing ...

by dropping from 1.037 to 1.000 vcore ... I am stable in windows while folding ... not that it is a proper test ... but I have seen temp drops of almost 10c ... which is exactly what I need as my temps while folding scare me ... hence the lower vcore till I can get a kuhler 620 or Arctic Accelero Extreme Plus 2

:: EDIT ::

My standard core clock is 950mhz ... close enough to the 900 u getting while Oc'in
Edited by Emissary of Pain - 2/21/12 at 11:55pm
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I can hold 950mhz@1.062v, but I am less comfortable with the temperatures and fan noise that result.
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I have a faulty card ... I am sure of it ... and I am trying to get a hold of MSI with no luck ... I always thought MSI had a good tech support reputation ... ... Looks like they have terrible tech support if u not from the US or the 4 other countries on their site ...


At standard clocks ... 950\1900\2100 ... ... I hit up to 95C while folding -advmethods and that is with 100% fan speed ... granted that is with ambients of over 30C ... but still ...
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I have always had pleasurable dealings with MSI's RMA department - but everyone's experience is different.

Your temperatures do seem excessive - my card is around 75 when gaming, a bit less with Folding@home. My ambient is almost always below 20*C

I have removed my cooler and replaced the thermal paste with MX4, which dropped the temperature notably - how much, I can't recall specifically.


What is your case and airflow like?
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I am using a Silverstone Raven 02-e case ... so airflow isn't a problem ... there are pictures on my profile ...


The problem with most computer companies is that they don't play well with certain countries ... South Africa is one of those ...

I replaced the thermal paste on my card with chill factor 3 from thermalright ... it was the TIM that came with my Silver Arrow which I never used ... maybe I should try remount it again with a different TIM .. i think I may have some CM Thermal Fusion 400 left ...
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