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Heaven always crashes on every card. I get crashes too on stock clocks, it's because on stock the volts are 1.156V and the card needs 1.175V (the nvidia default) increase on stock clocks the volts to reach 1.175V and it will not crash.

Also, if heaven doesn't crash on the first benchmark, it will crash on every card on the second and third benchmark for sure. The program needs more, more voltage than the other benches. If you get a crash in heaven, in gaming sooner or later you will get one freeze/crash in games, could take hours/days/weeks until a crash in games, and you know ti's from an unstable OC.

But i also think that heaven it's bugged also...
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Think I solved my issue. Once again, it was due to my CPU/RAM overclock not being stable.

No clue how my system passed 9 hours of prime95 blend then two days later with the exact same settings failed it after a minute kookoo.gif
 
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post #7513 of 7827

Ordered an EK Lightning Nickel/Acetal block for my 680 today.  :wheee:

 

Although I probably should have just saved a bit of cash and used my MCW82, the EK FC block looks soo much better, IMO.

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Ordered an EK Lightning Nickel/Acetal block for my 680 today.  wheee.gif

Although I probably should have just saved a bit of cash and used my MCW82, the EK FC block looks soo much better, IMO.

Nice! When I do a full upgrade of my computer, I'm 50/50 on watercooling the GPUs or not. I will probably go with 780 sli or titan sli as not much else would be a significant upgrade from a 680. I'm waiting until the end of this month before I do anything so I can grab the Rampage 4 Extreme Black Edition and see how the r9 290x does.
 
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I wanted to go with the Full Cover block to keep the vrm temps down because all I do is fold on the 680 lightning 24/7, so I figured it'd help out a bit if I watercooled it.  Not that my temps are necessarily bad right now, 54C on the vrms, 58C on the core @ 1306Mhz w/ 1.20V.  I plan on OCing higher, and cranking up the voltage a bit more, which is why I thought the FC block would be a good idea.

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You have a better card than mine, I need full voltage to hit 1306, though I haven't tried playing with the aux and mem voltages yet.

I really don't think 54c is that bad for the vrms. The ones on my old 4870x2 literally ran at twice that lol

Think I found the issue with my cpu overclock. Needed more northbridge voltage. Remember what a northbridge is? Yeah, my system still has one of those biggrin.gif
 
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You have a better card than mine, I need full voltage to hit 1306, though I haven't tried playing with the aux and mem voltages yet.

I really don't think 54c is that bad for the vrms. The ones on my old 4870x2 literally ran at twice that lol

Think I found the issue with my cpu overclock. Needed more northbridge voltage. Remember what a northbridge is? Yeah, my system still has one of those biggrin.gif

 

Well folding stable is a bit more lenient than even benching stable, and way more lenient than gaming stable.  For reference on my 670 I could fold @ 1345Mhz with 1.21V, but benches would start to fail around 1293, or 1306Mhz, then gaming was even lower, around 1280Mhz depending on the game, haha.

 

I haven't even tried to bench, or game on the 680 Lightning, but I can almost guarantee that 1306Mhz OC is not stable for either.

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I think I can extract more speed out of my card by lowering/increasing those other two voltages. My goal is the mid 1300s. I'm trying to get the most I can out of this old pile of crap before I upgrade. Though it isn't as bad as I thought, Q9550s are still going for $100 on ebay! I wonder why games are more demanding than a benchmark like heaven. Maybe because they're pushing the CPU as well?
 
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post #7519 of 7827

I'm not really sure, I guess by benchmarks I was speaking primarily of 3DMark 11.  My goal for folding on this card is 1345Mhz+, ideally I'd like to push it to 1375Mhz or so, but we'll see.  I just upped it to 1320Mhz with 1.22V, so far it seems stable for folding, but its too soon to tell for sure.

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Could one of you please do me a favour and measure the maximum length of this card? I am thinking of getting the power edition which physically is the same card as the lightning and different sites state anywhere from 27cm to 29cm. If one of you could measure the max length of the card including the PCI bracket that would be great. Thanks
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