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I have the same card and case as you. Since you read the guide, I'm assuming that you are running a custom fan profile. My profile is fairly aggressive. Min fan:40% and then +10% rpm per degree C. (Ie. 50c = 60% fan). My card idles at 26c with that and an ambient of 20c. I NEVER see higher than 55c and only that during Heaven benchies.
Have you changed the flow direction of any of the fans? Is the card installed in the PCI Gen3 slot? How's your cable management? How is your CPU cooled? What is the temp of your CPU? (Trying to get a sense of any air flow issues here)
If after all that and your card is just "hot", I would take the suggestion and RMA it. There's no reason for it to run that hot.

Thanks for the reply, no obvious airflow issues that I noticed and no discernible difference between case open / closed. The only thing I can think of is the fans cooling the CPU heatsink but they are venting towards the back of the case which I'm assuming is the correct way. I'm running the fan profile from the guide but even if I leave it at 100% constantly it still rises above 80 with just the base overclock within precision x. Haven't touched the fans on the card, its in the gen 3 slot and the case is pretty clear of cables. CPU is air cooled with an older thermalright heatsink similar to the archon 2 out atm. CPU temp idles around 30 never really gets higher than 45.

I have contacted Gigabyte but haven't heard back as yet looks like its just a hot card I was debating replacing the TIM but with the difference in temperature something else is probably at fault.
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Hi, I recently bought a Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce 2x. The highest boost that I've seen it's at 1110Mhz. Now I've overclocked only the core clock following the guide and I obtained a stable +100 offset. I didn't crash in any bench and my temps are max 63 degrees. I get (with 115% power target) costant 1202mhz in games. Now I just want to know if this 1202mhz core clock is safe for 24/7 use or it will decrease the gpu's lifespan and break the card? (Voltage is costantly @ 1.175v
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First, thanks for the excellent OC guide! Very well done, indeed.
Second, I have a question or two that I hope someone can help me with.
I used Precision X to dial up my card and create the fan profile as instructed. Unfortunately, I can't use Precision X while using ENB (www.enbdev.com) lighting mods in Skyrim. I don't know the technical details, but ENB and Precision X don't get along and it's an immediate CTD upon starting the game (this is documented in ENB, but they don't explain why). ENB does work well with NVIDIA Inspector, however, but I can't get the nice fan profile in that app as I can in Precision X. If I run the game without Precision X in the background, I don't get the fan control, so typically, I just crank the fan up to 80% and leave it there if I'm using Inspector. All that is a bit besides the point, though, as my main question involves the Performance Level settings in Inspector. First, what does all those arcane numbers actually mean (eg, Peformance Level 0 - P8)? Second, if I create an OC profile in Precision X, open Inspector and save the settings I created in Precision X as a profile shortcut, which performance level should I use as a base? Currently, I am using Performance level 3 - P0, but I don't know if that's the best option.
Thanks!

if you have OSD on with precision x, open it up (the OSD icon in your tray that shows up because you have OSD options selected, not the precision x main one) and in the settings there is "compatibility" and check that.

after that enb will work just fine with skyrim and won't crash when you try to load smile.gif

your're welcome ^_^
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This is truely one of the better contributions OCN has lately. REP+ though I haven't even tried it out yet. But from a readthrough, it's well written and I understood the whole thing the first time I read it. Well done, sir! thumb.gif
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if you have OSD on with precision x, open it up (the OSD icon in your tray that shows up because you have OSD options selected, not the precision x main one) and in the settings there is "compatibility" and check that.
after that enb will work just fine with skyrim and won't crash when you try to load smile.gif
your're welcome ^_^

First, thanks for taking the time to reply. Second...I'm confused...heh

I opened the Precision X settings (the cog wheels in the upper right). I then chose the OSD tab. On the first page there are only 3 check boxes, the top and bottom ones were unchecked and the middle one checked (Show System Time). Then I clicked on the "More" tab on bottom right which open up "Riva Tuner Statistics....". I then clicked on the "wrench" emblem in the top right and that opened the "EVGA On-Screen Display server properties". The second option is "Compatibility properties".

If that box is enabled, Skyrim will not load ENB. The game will run but no ENB lighting effects. If that box isn't enabled, Skyrim will load ENB, and the game may run for a bit, but eventually crashes, especially when transferring locations (indoors-outdoors or reverse, going through doors, etc).

EDIT: After asking on the ENB site, I removed the "wrapper" version (the modified d3d9 file) and installed the "injector" version. So far, I've not had any crashes using the injector version with Precision X.
Edited by TheMalazan - 12/10/12 at 2:32pm
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I have a question about OCing SLI. I have another 670 on the way. When I go to OC them should I do them one at a time and get each of them as high as I can, or should I hit the sync button or whatever it's called and OC them together so that any changes I make effect both cards at the same time?
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Both cards will run at the speed of the slowest card.
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Absolutely brilliant write up! Well thought out, structured, and, well, best of all it worked flawlessly! smile.gif

I just got my EVGA GTX 670 FTW the other day and ran it at the stock overclock until the Arctic came in (today). Just spent about 2.5 hours using the 3 hour method and I am happy as a pig in mud!

+ Rep all the way man, wish I could spam it!
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Any users using 27inch at 1080p how does it fee like ?
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Any users using 27inch at 1080p how does it fee like ?

not sure i understand your question

the physical size of the screen has no bearing on how the card will perform. the resolution is what matters. it takes the same GPU power to display a 1920x1080 image on a 19" screen as it does a 55" screen. for the last 3 years i used a Sony Bravia 32" 1080p LCD as my PC monitor. in Sept. i got an Achivia Shimian 27" 2560x1440 IPS. i lost on average of 20 fps going up in resolution. the difference in picture quality was like going from standard defintion 480 television to 1080p Blu Ray though...
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