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my iceq turbo idles at around 28-30C, use GPU-Z to check you idle clocks, mine are 300/150MHZ.
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Originally Posted by Phenomanator53 View Post

my iceq turbo idles at around 28-30C, use GPU-Z to check you idle clocks, mine are 300/150MHZ.

Idling at 24c now thumb.gif
It was indeed those 12.7 Beta/12.8 drivers playing up.

Thanks for the confirmation +rep smile.gif
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interesting, so those other drivers actually caused your card to heat up? or do you still think you saw thaat 46c because it was Rigth after gaming?

Are you currently still experiencing issues within game?

Form what I read, you have not had artifacting of crashes so it did sound like there was not a major heat related issue with the GPU itself. Also indicates that the Mobo's chipset was running fine as well.

Hope it all keep working !
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post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by StormX2 View Post

interesting, so those other drivers actually caused your card to heat up? or do you still think you saw thaat 46c because it was Rigth after gaming?
Are you currently still experiencing issues within game?
Form what I read, you have not had artifacting of crashes so it did sound like there was not a major heat related issue with the GPU itself. Also indicates that the Mobo's chipset was running fine as well.
Hope it all keep working !

12.8 was horrible.. I was trying to overclock on it and if I put at around 1100 core it'd artifact and it'd heat up more then what it does now. I'm currently running 1200 core with a max of 80c in kombustor, it'd also just randomly shut off while using kombustor.. (Power limit?) Like the whole computer would just turn off.

No issues within games anymore either biggrin.gif
There's still a big fluctuation in FPS but it never goes below 65 so it's all good, I think it's the memory speed limiting it? I dunno
 
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Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

12.8 was horrible.. I was trying to overclock on it and if I put at around 1100 core it'd artifact and it'd heat up more then what it does now. I'm currently running 1200 core with a max of 80c in kombustor, it'd also just randomly shut off while using kombustor.. (Power limit?) Like the whole computer would just turn off.
No issues within games anymore either biggrin.gif
There's still a big fluctuation in FPS but it never goes below 65 so it's all good, I think it's the memory speed limiting it? I dunno

Always run with power limit at +20% when you are overclocking. if it randomly shut off check for stability with lower clocks first. Always overclock incrementally. Since your card came at 900 Mhz. 1.1 , 1.15, 1.2 Ghz. And also use BF3 and heaven for testing for stability . Kombustor, Furmark, OCCT are all just power viruses. Run a real world workload like BF3, Heaven, Crysis 2.
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post #16 of 23

My card sits with 

DispIO - 46C

MemIO - 46C

Sharder - 58C 

 

All this with fans at 100%

 
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Always run with power limit at +20% when you are overclocking. if it randomly shut off check for stability with lower clocks first. Always overclock incrementally. Since your card came at 900 Mhz. 1.1 , 1.15, 1.2 Ghz. And also use BF3 and heaven for testing for stability . Kombustor, Furmark, OCCT are all just power viruses. Run a real world workload like BF3, Heaven, Crysis 2.

Yeah, I've been running the clocks up 50MHz at a time. Well I started at 1GHz on stock voltage to get it to be pretty much stable (needed to be put to 1.1v from 1.93v)

EDIT: Yes, I put the limit at +20% at stock and got a couple of FPS more. 900MHz is on the fence of throttling at the stock powerlimit i feel

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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

My card sits with 
DispIO - 46C
MemIO - 46C
Sharder - 58C 

All this with fans at 100%

Wow, that's pretty nice! redface.gif
 
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Yeah, I've been running the clocks up 50MHz at a time. Well I started at 1GHz on stock voltage to get it to be pretty much stable (needed to be put to 1.1v from 1.93v)
EDIT: Yes, I put the limit at +20% at stock and got a couple of FPS more. 900MHz is on the fence of throttling at the stock powerlimit i feel

Stability is more important. If 1150 Mhz is rock stable then just stick with that. At those speeds you are already ahead of HD 7970 Ghz (1050 Mhz) . be content. smile.gif
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FYI, that is idle. I hit about 60-70C gaming. 

 
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

Stability is more important. If 1150 Mhz is rock stable then just stick with that. At those speeds you are already ahead of HD 7970 Ghz (1050 Mhz) . be content. smile.gif

Yeah, I just got 1250MHz stable. 1275MHz can pass but it needs alot more voltage and the heat goes up a fair bit.

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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

FYI, that is idle. I hit about 60-70C gaming. 

Yeah, just hit 78c in a benchmark at 1250MHz so I'm rather happy smile.gif

Thanks for all the help everyone biggrin.gif
 
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