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These are my final OC settings for this card. My initial overclock was too unstable for Unigine and artifacted on OCCT, so this is the result of my further tweaking. Is this a good enough overclock for a card of this type? I figured the memory clock could go higher, but it seems that upping it by a small bit introduces artifacts on OCCT.
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New Nvidia drivers out: 301.42 - WHQL

http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/44967
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New Nvidia drivers out: 301.42 - WHQL
http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/44967

I'm not sure if any of your with new Z77 mother boards were having 'power down' bug - this driver FIXED it. smile.gif

Thanks SV biggrin.gif
     
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Wasn't that driver out a few days ago?
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Wasn't that driver out a few days ago?

Im pretty sure ive seen it before. About time a real driver update came out. Im a little shocked it hasn't yet.
    
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quick question i notice my fan for the gtx 680 doesn't ramp up during gaming and temps start to run high... only time i hear a difference is when i go ahead and open up precision x, do i have to keep precision x running in the background while gaming?
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I'm having a bit of a weird problem and was wondering if anyone has any input tongue.gif

I'm running 2x 680s in SLI, but none of them seem to use over ~90% (most of the time it hovers at 70-80) of power target; they do boost their clocks however.
When they boost their clocks, GPU1 always boosts lower than GPU2 (before any thermal throttling comes into play), is this normal? i.e. I would have the top card at 1183 and bottom at 1215.


Thanks biggrin.gif
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quick question i notice my fan for the gtx 680 doesn't ramp up during gaming and temps start to run high... only time i hear a difference is when i go ahead and open up precision x, do i have to keep precision x running in the background while gaming?

With a stock BIOS, yes. If you want to use a custom fan profile, you'll have to leave Precision/Afterburner running in the background.
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I'm having a bit of a weird problem and was wondering if anyone has any input tongue.gif
I'm running 2x 680s in SLI, but none of them seem to use over ~90% (most of the time it hovers at 70-80) of power target; they do boost their clocks however.
When they boost their clocks, GPU1 always boosts lower than GPU2 (before any thermal throttling comes into play), is this normal? i.e. I would have the top card at 1183 and bottom at 1215.
Thanks biggrin.gif

What CPU are you using? Any over clock on it?

Good idea would be to go to "Profile - Edit system" and list your computer components so we know what your dealing with. Help us help you. wink.gif

A lot of times when your GPU isn't reaching full potential can mean either the games your playing aren't as demanding or the CPU is holding back your GPU's, aka bottle necking performance.
     
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I'm having a bit of a weird problem and was wondering if anyone has any input tongue.gif
I'm running 2x 680s in SLI, but none of them seem to use over ~90% (most of the time it hovers at 70-80) of power target; they do boost their clocks however.
When they boost their clocks, GPU1 always boosts lower than GPU2 (before any thermal throttling comes into play), is this normal? i.e. I would have the top card at 1183 and bottom at 1215.
Thanks biggrin.gif

This is normal. It's not uncommon for the cards to hardly ever boost over 100% of the power limit. The clocks will also boost independently, and this shouldn't cause a problem--mine do the same thing. Also, just know that the cards will never completely boost the same, they'll always vary a little bit, but you can get them pretty close. To do this just disable card synchronization in afterburner or precision, and set each card's offset separately, and in such a way that you offset the lower card more than the higher boosting one. Do this until they're even. This will take some simple math, or if you're lazy, just fire up GPU-Z's render test in windowed mode and adjust until the OC software's hardware monitor shows the same boost clocks for each card.
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