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All these benchies being posted makes me really want to get my card up and running! devil.gif
Block installed, about to go in!



Beautiful! Welcome to the club. Can't wait to see the numbers you put up on that list in the OP. Don't beat my 1480mhz by too much wink.gif

I'm waiting for winter to really hit here before I go for 1.5Ghz. Temps during the day are already down to the 40F's. Only a matter of time...smile.gif
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Beautiful! Welcome to the club. Can't wait to see the numbers you put up on that list in the OP. Don't beat my 1480mhz by too much wink.gif
I'm waiting for winter to really hit here before I go for 1.5Ghz. Temps during the day are already down to the 40F's. Only a matter of time...smile.gif
biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif thanks! Not sure about beating you, I would love to hit just what you have!
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Hey guys,

Just wondering does anyone need to plug in an extra molex to the motherboard running these in SLI?
Would i get more power running into them and possible better OC?
I have a molex socket above the first card, and one at the bottom of the board facing down smile.gif
I plugged an extra molex to the bottom one.
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Beautiful! Welcome to the club. Can't wait to see the numbers you put up on that list in the OP. Don't beat my 1480mhz by too much wink.gif
I'm waiting for winter to really hit here before I go for 1.5Ghz. Temps during the day are already down to the 40F's. Only a matter of time...smile.gif
biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif thanks! Not sure about beating you, I would love to hit just what you have!

It was a lot harder than I like to admit. Did a little self-binning. I had to make up for the very first one I had, bought on Day 1. It did 1373mhz on the stock voltage. I say that in the past tense because it stopped working. I was careful but I don't know if it was my fault or not; it stopped working right around the time I took the back-plate off to fit it under my NH-D14. So, if something happened when taking the plate off or if it touched the Noctua (which had electrical tape around the clips, so...?), I'm not sure. But yeah, the voltage from unedited 2.2.3 gave the card I have now an extra 80mhz from the stock voltage, up to 1430mhz. So, add 80mhz to that first card I had, and damn. Would've had a 1450mhz @ +93mv card. Probably would've hit 1500mhz with that one by now if I still had it. And with a block and custom loop set up and the rad out the window like DJ has...God, I don't even want to think about what that now-dead card could've done puke.gif

Anyways, yeah, that's why I was determined to get another good one. I had some extra money at the time, and didn't see too many great ones for sale at the time with proof of an overclock, so it went towards binning instead of a SSD. Ah well, I'll get that SSD someday. Want to set up a loop though like you have. Very jealous of people with nice loops.
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Hey guys,

Just wondering does anyone need to plug in an extra molex to the motherboard running these in SLI?
Would i get more power running into them and possible better OC?
I have a molex socket above the first card, and one at the bottom of the board facing down smile.gif
I plugged an extra molex to the bottom one.

I never plugged into the extra power inputs in mine and SLI is running great. Had the voltage up to 1.4v on both cards a couple times and they got enough power as far as I could tell. But yeah I'm sure someone else knows more than I do. No idea about a more stable overclock from it.
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Sick waterblock!

See a lot of people wanna run @ 1,4 1,5 Ghz but i think memory is a LOT more important after 1200mhz core. Anyone allready ran at 8ghz + ? because memory needs low temps for sure.

In BF3 I notice crazy performance hits when I only increase mem with 1000mhz.

I'd rather loose some core than memory speed, And 3dmark 11 is just outdated
Edited by Arnoud87 - 11/17/12 at 3:29am
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Sick waterblock!

See a lot of people wanna run @ 1,4 1,5 Ghz but i think memory is a LOT more important after 1200mhz core. Anyone allready ran at 8ghz + ? because memory needs low temps for sure.

In BF3 I notice crazy performance hits when I only increase mem with 1000mhz.

I'd rather loose some core than memory speed, And 3dmark 11 is just outdated

I'm not sure if my memory temperature showing in Afterburner is accurate or not. I would assume so though. But yeah it's always been in the low/mid 50C's, even when the voltage is at +120mv @ 7300mhz. What kind of memory temps do you see when running 8000mhz?
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It was a lot harder than I like to admit. Did a little self-binning. I had to make up for the very first one I had, bought on Day 1. It did 1373mhz on the stock voltage. I say that in the past tense because it stopped working. I was careful but I don't know if it was my fault or not; it stopped working right around the time I took the back-plate off to fit it under my NH-D14. So, if something happened when taking the plate off or if it touched the Noctua (which had electrical tape around the clips, so...?), I'm not sure. But yeah, the voltage from unedited 2.2.3 gave the card I have now an extra 80mhz from the stock voltage, up to 1430mhz. So, add 80mhz to that first card I had, and damn. Would've had a 1450mhz @ +93mv card. Probably would've hit 1500mhz with that one by now if I still had it. And with a block and custom loop set up and the rad out the window like DJ has...God, I don't even want to think about what that now-dead card could've done puke.gif
Anyways, yeah, that's why I was determined to get another good one. I had some extra money at the time, and didn't see too many great ones for sale at the time with proof of an overclock, so it went towards binning instead of a SSD. Ah well, I'll get that SSD someday. Want to set up a loop though like you have. Very jealous of people with nice loops.
I never plugged into the extra power inputs in mine and SLI is running great. Had the voltage up to 1.4v on both cards a couple times and they got enough power as far as I could tell. But yeah I'm sure someone else knows more than I do. No idea about a more stable overclock from it.
Wow wish I had the dedication, and more importantly funds to sort through and bin my card. Sorry to hear about that first card, sounds like a golden chip. I will say I love building custom loops for cooling my components, but with all the money I spent on my loop, I could have myself another Lightning and probably getting close to a 2011 setup. redface.gif So it's a balance for now....I do have that future build in mind still, with no limitations on the parts and the loop. biggrin.gif
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Sick waterblock!
See a lot of people wanna run @ 1,4 1,5 Ghz but i think memory is a LOT more important after 1200mhz core. Anyone allready ran at 8ghz + ? because memory needs low temps for sure.
In BF3 I notice crazy performance hits when I only increase mem with 1000mhz.
I'd rather loose some core than memory speed, And 3dmark 11 is just outdated
I will keep this in mind. BF3 is like my most played game at the moment, so I want the best performance possible for it.
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Hey guys,
Just wondering does anyone need to plug in an extra molex to the motherboard running these in SLI?
Would i get more power running into them and possible better OC?
I have a molex socket above the first card, and one at the bottom of the board facing down smile.gif
I plugged an extra molex to the bottom one.

The main idea of the molex plug was in case multi gpu setups try to pull too much power from the pci-e slots. In x58 days a few people running 3 or 4 card setups on the x58 classified melted part of the 24pin ATX, so manufacturers started adding the molex or sata connector to supply the extra power if needed.
Not really needed for sli, but I usually plug it in for 3 or 4 card benching.
    
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why does the z77 mpower have the extra 6 pin?..i just ordered my 1250 watt psu so i will have the extra pci plugs to try it..its gota be there for a reason..my board only supports sli..and the lightnings need lots of power
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it just provides cleaner more robust power supply for PCI-E voltage lanes.. its not a necessity. It may be of use if your running 3x GPU's that do not have external PCI-E connections... but I highly doubt it will 'make or break' a single GPU or SLI/Xfire setup.

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