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@iRandomize

Yes i tried testing it few more times and i run into problems when the throttle went into effect and clocked the card down. Also the TDP is mostly around 110% of the max 112% allowed by Precision. Guess ill have to stick to +110 on the core. Thanks for the reply.
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So this kept bugging me and i tried again. After many failures over and over again something struck me... all of my case fans were turned off and the heat inside when the card was being tested get so high you could feel it on the panel of the case... So i turned then all on and tried again with much more luck this time. I was able to get stable +130 Mhz on the core and +450 Mhz RAM with flat temp of 65C.

Now theres one thing that i find weird and wonder if anyone can explain it to me. How in the previous pic i posted before the speed of the core was 1267 Mhz with +125 and now that its at +130 the max speed of the core was 1254 Mhz and it wouldnt move either way for the entire duration of the test. How exactly and when does the boost apply?

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Hey, I was running heaven 4 for a bit, and then this happened:

 

 

Power Consumption 367.5%!?!?!?!?!?!? This wasn't just in GPU-Z, it was also in the monitor in Precision X. It warped me to my desktop (Heaven didn't crash).

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Thats a sign of an OC crash whenever i get a crash my power consumption jumps to 260% for a split second. When that happens heaven doesnt crash for me either it jumps back to desktop you can hear it running in the background but you cant get back to it, i have to force close it from task manager.
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Hello, I'm new to overclocking gpus and have spent several hours trying to find a stable oc. I ran heaven with +20 core clock but then crashed on the second benchmark. Idk if this is normal or if I'm doing something wrong. I've played with the settings in MSI afterburner several times. Hopefully I can find some help here, thanks biggrin.gif

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So this kept bugging me and i tried again. After many failures over and over again something struck me... all of my case fans were turned off and the heat inside when the card was being tested get so high you could feel it on the panel of the case... So i turned then all on and tried again with much more luck this time. I was able to get stable +130 Mhz on the core and +450 Mhz RAM with flat temp of 65C.

Now theres one thing that i find weird and wonder if anyone can explain it to me. How in the previous pic i posted before the speed of the core was 1267 Mhz with +125 and now that its at +130 the max speed of the core was 1254 Mhz and it wouldnt move either way for the entire duration of the test. How exactly and when does the boost apply?

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Could you please try using Heaven 4.0 to do your stresstesting instead? The GPU downclocks itself in "burn tests" similar to FurMark, to prevent damage, and this type of test has become very unreliable on recent graphics processors.
This has also made stability testing very challenging, since it is no longer guarenteed that FurMark (or similar) will push your card to the absolute maximum. Heaven 4.0 is a very popular replacement, but it is not perfect, and cards can still be unstable in games, although they might be stable in Heaven or FurMark.
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furmark doesnt do anything but heat your card to hell. its intel burn test for a graphics card.
run heaven 3 if you want to compare it to others cards. be sure to use 1080p and all settings maxed.
@panda, max both your power target and voltage sliders and give it another go. you might be able to use evga precision x instead of afterburner to overclock your card. i know i found better stability with prec-x over ab.
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furmark doesnt do anything but heat your card to hell. its intel burn test for a graphics card.
run heaven 3 if you want to compare it to others cards. be sure to use 1080p and all settings maxed.
@panda, max both your power target and voltage sliders and give it another go. you might be able to use evga precision x instead of afterburner to overclock your card. i know i found better stability with prec-x over ab.

Heaven 4.0 is the new black!
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I prefer Heaven 4, it's a lot more stable for me (in 3 i was getting flickers galore even on stock settings, and there were no such things in other games).

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