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Hi everyone,

I wanted to post my results. This is my second post, just joined, but I lurked around here forever. I posted something similar with my ivy bridge overclock in the ivy thread but no one even responded to tell me if my ivy overclock was ok, so here's both with a pic. lol smile.gif

Also, I've had great success with the 326.01 drivers for Windows 8.1 preview on Windows 7 x64. Way better than the 320.xx series.
Nvidia 326.01WHQL

Zotac GTX670 with 680 PCB 2Gb 1280Mhz GPU, 3416Mhz Ram - Stable
Intel 3570K 4.5Ghz @ 1.16Vcore - Stable

I can push them both farther, but I'm going to wait till I put them both underwater soon. biggrin.gif


Edited by CodyF86 - 7/3/13 at 5:06am
    
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Thats an awesone oc on the 3570k. I think I just got my 3770k stable at 1.295. That is quite the chip u have there.
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I'm just waiting till I buy a 620 in about a month to put on the 670; so this reference fan can run at a lower speed lol. It actually not bad under 74%, but above that it sounds like its about to take off vertically lol.

My 670 has a 680 reference PCB with no IHS, so I think im going to run the stock heatplate with the stock turbine fan with the shroud and cut the shroud for the 2 water lines. I keep hearing about the VRMs getting really hot even with a normal fan pointed right at it and I like the stock cooler look with 2 water tubes coming out of it lol.

I've had this card over 1300Mhz, but I'm not trying to push too hard until they're under-water.

Oh yeah, I use to live in Grand Junction, awesome place. I remember Loveland Pass.
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Amazing views at loveland pass.
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Oh no, that's definitely not an improvement frown.gif If you're crashing at stock clocks,sounds like something may not be right with the hardware? I had some trouble with the original 320 whql driver and reverted to the 314 whql driver. I haven't tried the new whql 320 driver yet because that first one didn't work out so well. Swapping drivers and running multiple monitoring tools have some pitfalls too. A windows reinstall is definitely the nuclear option for solving any software install/config issue (or maybe an opportunity to create a different crop of sw issues), but that can be pretty painful depending on how long you've had the system and what all is loaded up on it. Sorry you're having a hard time with it and I hope you get something working to your satisfaction.
Windows reinstall did the trick. No more random crashes. I'm a little hesitant to even OC or just leave it at stock now after what just happened.. redface.gif
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Windows reinstall did the trick. No more random crashes. I'm a little hesitant to even OC or just leave it at stock now after what just happened.. redface.gif

sigh of relief smile.gif
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sigh of relief smile.gif
Hehe it is indeed. I'll go for it again later. It might have not had anything to do with the BIOS, but maybe that I had 320.49 installed, which people are still reporting a lot of problems with. On 314.22 and everything is awesome.
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And I spoke too soon.

Still crashes in Valley. I'm lost guys.. I don't even know what could have happened. Should I probably use a BIOS from here and see if I get any different result?

http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/
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Sorry to hear that frown.gif

I'm out of my depth. With the win7 reinstall and a clean 314.22 driver install on top of that, I think you can rule out any sw config/install issue. I don't know much about BIOS mods and the tools that produce them except that they exists. I don't know where those drivers on the techpowerup site come from. If you've got an up to date BIOS from your cards vendor on the card now, that's the most kosher setup you could possibly have. If that setup doesn't function properly, i start to question the hardware?

When valley crashes, how does it crash? Is it a TDR error indicative of the GPU having crashed or is it a valley x86 code crash? I've been assuming its a GPU crash and not a windows program crash. If it's the win program thats crashing, I might wonder about a cpu or system mem overclock stability.

If you underclock the GPU, does that make a difference? If so, seems like that would point in the direction of a hardware problem (not being stable at stock clocks).
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I made a post about this problem, but I'm not getting a lot of response lately, so I thought I'd post here.
I have an MSI GTX 670 Power Edition OC 2GB & have for about 11 months now. When I first got it, I was able to get the card to +100MHz and further on the core and +500MHz and further on the memory. Over the last 11 months, the clocks, progressively, have gotten worse. They would stable at a certain point, then days, weeks, or months later, it would become unstable and I would get crashing.This began happening after 4 months of my +100CC/+500MC, at which point I had to drop down to get stable again. So I think I remember dropping down to like +85MHz and it was alright. Then pretty much each month from there, I've had to drop down like 10MHz progressively. The memory clock is now starting getting artifacting at +575MHz, whereas a week ago, it was good at +605MHz. As of current, I am running on stock clocks, but for the last week, I've been on +20CC/+575-605MC. I had a really crazy driver crash today @ that clock today which inclined me to switch to stock. My PC pretty much froze for about 20 seconds, then recovered but stuttered and hung like hell about every 2 seconds, forcing me to reset my PC. Previously when I was testing on stock, I was also getting occasional driver crashing in GTA IV and ARMA II, which is making me think that this is a hardware problem. Only issue is that I'm almost positive that I'll send the card in for an RMA, wait two weeks & MSI and my retailer will say that nothing is wrong with the card and that they won't replace it. This is really pissing me off especially as I worked really hard in ARMA II today to get a LOT of gear and lost it all because my damn drivers crashed. If someone could steer me in the right direction or send me a link to a thread of a similar matter, it would be really appreciated.
    
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