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OK, temp problem solved. There's an issue with the Zotac 670 Amp Edition where the heatsink isn't making tight enough contact with the board, and they apply far too much thermal paste. Removed heatsink, replaced paste, added a washer to each screw, and temps now on Heaven bench maxed at 63 degrees.

I'm now trying to overclock the card slightly.

I recorded a max core clock of 1202
My boost clock is 1176
That gives me a kepler boost value of only 26

Does that seem correct?

Thanks for your help!
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thats a lot better thumb.gif
how high can you go is the question now wink.gif
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Does that kepler boost value look right, though? My core clock doesn't seem to go over 1202.... the boost value is only 26... the the guide, the author has 100.

Not really sure how these things work.
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Originally Posted by zakalwe View Post

Does that kepler boost value look right, though? My core clock doesn't seem to go over 1202.... the boost value is only 26... the the guide, the author has 100.

Not really sure how these things work.

That varies from card to card, I'm not sure why/how all that works either. I can tell you what happens on my evga ftw card though for comparison.

At +95, boost=1180 and maxboost=1267, delta=87
At +0, boost=1085 and maxboost=1175, delta=90

I'm not sure how important that delta value is really. At the end of the day, seems to me that the only thing that matters is the maxboost value... and who cares how it got there.

The two things you have to look out for to allow the card to kepler boost as high as it can are temps and power usage. If power usage exceeds the 'target' or temps get too high, the clocks will throttle down. You've gotten temps taken care of. Next make sure the power target is pushed up enough to avoid throttling for that reason. I put that at 130% on my card which is more than enough for all my games. Some synthetic benchmakrs could exceed that limit, but no real game or engine benchmark i have does.
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that looks fine to me. stop and look at boost values of other cards. it is no where near 1176. most only get close to 1000mhz and msi pe/oc and evga ftw sig2 get close to 1100mhz. the zotac amp is factory boosted to the ceiling. you have to find out where the roof is if you even want to go that high.
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OK, thanks loads to both of you.

Working on the OC now. smile.gif
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Good luck and keep us posted.
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So, it turns out the Zotac 670 Amp Edition comes almost clocked to its ceiling. I couldn't increase the memory at all without Heaven crashing, and only managed to squeeze +50mhz out of the core.

I followed the guide step for step, unless I'm missing something I think this is my limit.

Still, with the OC and the fix I made to the heatsink, I get stable 60fps everywhere in Warframe - before I was dropping to 30-40.
Edited by zakalwe - 9/22/13 at 10:33am
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When running the Heaven benchmark how straight must the GPU Clock graph in Precision X be? For ex. on +66 offset I get 3 of the smallest and shortest dips that the graph can show spread evenly out during the more demanding parts of the benchmark. On +60 offset I get no visible dips but if I hover my mouse along the graph I find one instant where it "does" dip but the time that it does dip I guess is so short that it isn't even visible without manually checking the values along the graph.

So how picky should I be, is one or both of these instances OK or should I clock even lower?

Watercooled Asus 670 GTX (short version)
Max temp. 49C
Power Target: 122%
Voltage: 1.15V set but hardware monitor says 1.175V

Also the guide talks about clocking in 1 MHz steps while Precision X can only clock in ~5 Mhz steps, so is there a setting for it or something?
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So, it turns out the Zotac 670 Amp Edition comes almost clocked to its ceiling. I couldn't increase the memory at all without Heaven crashing, and only managed to squeeze +50mhz out of the core.

I followed the guide step for step, unless I'm missing something I think this is my limit.

Still, with the OC and the fix I made to the heatsink, I get stable 60fps everywhere in Warframe - before I was dropping to 30-40.

1226mhz core is on the good side of average. theres nothing wrong with it thumb.gif

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When running the Heaven benchmark how straight must the GPU Clock graph in Precision X be? For ex. on +66 offset I get 3 of the smallest and shortest dips that the graph can show spread evenly out during the more demanding parts of the benchmark. On +60 offset I get no visible dips but if I hover my mouse along the graph I find one instant where it "does" dip but the time that it does dip I guess is so short that it isn't even visible without manually checking the values along the graph.

So how picky should I be, is one or both of these instances OK or should I clock even lower?

Watercooled Asus 670 GTX (short version)
Max temp. 49C
Power Target: 122%
Voltage: 1.15V set but hardware monitor says 1.175V

Also the guide talks about clocking in 1 MHz steps while Precision X can only clock in ~5 Mhz steps, so is there a setting for it or something?



what other graph dips when the core clock dips? im saying you should be fine.
i dont think 'set' voltage means anything unless you use a modded bios. under load ive seen both 1.162v and 1.175v
i also wouldnt worry about clock 'steps'. the clocks go up and down in 13mhz increments so the 'extra 4mhz steps' shouldnt affect anything.
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