Originally Posted by amd7674
I played BF3 for several hours and BF3 quit on me few times, I had to lower memory to +200. First to +600 (from +700) and then to +200... so I guess I have to find sweet spot between +200 and +600.
I'm posting shots from AB software showing more info. Maybe tomorrow I will try to reseat GPU and apply mx-4 paste...
Yes, my card is very poor overclocker....
glad you finally posted those screenshots so i can help you
First thing i notice is your GPU usage is all over the place. Were those screenshots from BF3? Usually when i play a demanding game or run a benchmark my GPU usage is pegged at 90%-100% and yours is constantly going from 50% to 100% and even running at 50-60% for a long period of time. This makes me think something else is holding back your GPU which would make the kepler GPU throttle down to save power since any additional GPU usage would be useless with a bottleneck. Can you set your memory to stock speeds (+0) and your core clock to +70 and then run Heaven benchmark with maxed settings and then post a set of screenshots like you did above? That way i can tell if it's the game causing those GPU usage spikes and the low GPU usage in general or a bottleneck in your system.
Also, your power percent is only at 40% and maxing at 64% and your temperatures are maxing at only 65 (and fan speed only at 44%) so there's no reason for the card to not be running at a much higher boost. There's no variables here holding it back EXCEPT if the card is being throttled for the reasons i described in the first paragraph.
You might also want to try dropping your power percent to 100%. Jacking it to the max can sometimes cause boost throttling and instability. Also, you could try using Precision X instead of AB and then set the voltage to 1.175, that will give you an additional .01V compared to AB.So here's what you should do for now:
- Get Precision X and set voltage to 1.175
- Set Power Percent to 100% (default)
- Set your fan to run at 60% constantly (you can set this back to auto after the Heaven run)
- Increase your core clock by +70
- Leave your memory at default (+0)
- Run Heaven with max settings and then screenshot the graphs just like you did here so i can look at those.
You can revert back to your original AB settings after this if you wish, i just need to see that info to be sure it's your GPU and not improper settings or a bottleneck causing it to throttle.Edited by SeanPoe - 5/28/12 at 11:22pm