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Hello, have I got anything to do ?

What should I check ?

Please refer to my posts on this page.
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Hello, have I got anything to do ?
What should I check ?
Please refer to my posts on this page.

Your case looks like it should have decent airflow. What fans are you running on it? What's your idle temp? Post up the rest of your system in your signature so we can also tell what else you're running. Assuming you have decent airflow and you followed the guide here, those temps don't seem normal.
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I am running Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E for a CPU cooler and all fans on the Cooler Master case are connected and are running. There are 4 of them. 1x top, 1x back, 1x side, 1x front.

Idle temp is 38-40C.
post #324 of 3357
Having checked the settings, I re-run the Unigine bench and temp was around over 80 C.

I have my CPU (2.66GHz) overclocked to 4.2GHz by the way. Does that make any change ?
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For a reference here are my Precision SS's:

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Edited by FightCat - 7/4/12 at 8:53am
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I've got a few questions about this guide. I followed that guide extensively and read it very carefully. I started with the quick one. I was able to get heaven stabilized at around +45 on the gpu and +225 on memory. I then spent a long time doing the slow method and for the life of me could not get a stable flatline starting at +54(boost clock of 1046) working my way down in increments of -5 all the way down to +4 . My card will easily either reach 125-127% power or reach 70 degrees causing it to downclock at certain parts. Mainly set 9(iirc the dragon one) and set 26.

I mentioned this in the 3dmark thread and I was recommended to bump up my PCH by "a hair" in my bios. I bumped it up by one minimum increment with no success. I am not sure if I should keep bumping it not or what to try.

on a side note I haven't experienced any artifacts whatsoever throughout this process. I just get driver crashes instead. Is this normal?

Is it possible my card's factory OC is unstable or is it just they have squeezed out all the OC for that card already?
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I've got a few questions about this guide. I followed that guide extensively and read it very carefully. I started with the quick one. I was able to get heaven stabilized at around +45 on the gpu and +225 on memory. I then spent a long time doing the slow method and for the life of me could not get a stable flatline starting at +54(boost clock of 1046) working my way down in increments of -5 all the way down to +4 . My card will easily either reach 125-127% power or reach 70 degrees causing it to downclock at certain parts. Mainly set 9(iirc the dragon one) and set 26.
I mentioned this in the 3dmark thread and I was recommended to bump up my PCH by "a hair" in my bios. I bumped it up by one minimum increment with no success. I am not sure if I should keep bumping it not or what to try.
on a side note I haven't experienced any artifacts whatsoever throughout this process. I just get driver crashes instead. Is this normal?
Is it possible my card's factory OC is unstable or is it just they have squeezed out all the OC for that card already?

I would suggest just ignoring the downclocking. It's only a 13MHz downclock, so if you have to reduce your overclock by more than 13MHz then it's counterproductive. You could also try to figure out how to reduce your temperatures (if that's what's causing the downclocking) by optimizing case airflow. I'm not entirely sure if that's a such a big deal though, just use the quiet fan profile section and settle with the 13MHz downclock.
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What did you end up doing to reduce temperatures?

Honestly, I set up a more aggressive fan profile and added some additional fans to the case. I find with my 670's you cannot let them get hot because they don't cool down even with max fan... trick is to catch them BEFORE they start to heat up and it keeps them lower.
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I would suggest just ignoring the downclocking. It's only a 13MHz downclock, so if you have to reduce your overclock by more than 13MHz then it's counterproductive. You could also try to figure out how to reduce your temperatures (if that's what's causing the downclocking) by optimizing case airflow. I'm not entirely sure if that's a such a big deal though, just use the quiet fan profile section and settle with the 13MHz downclock.

Thanks for the quick reply SeanPoe.thumb.gif I really appreciate it.

There were times I remember where it would drop more then 13mhz, sever increments and times I remember when it would only drop by 13. So in this case I should shoot for the highest clock I can achieve while not letting my flatline drop more then a single 13 mhz increment?

Also the downclocking was being cause both by sometimes reaching 70 degrees or sometimes by reaching 125-127% power. Looks like I will have to re try this once I get my card under water to get that factor out of the way.
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Having checked the settings, I re-run the Unigine bench and temp was around over 80 C.

I have my CPU (2.66GHz) overclocked to 4.2GHz by the way. Does that make any change ?

That might raise the temps in your case a tiny bit but shouldn't make a huge difference. What's the ambient temp in your room? Also double check that you have your custom fan profile selected.
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