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Thank you so much for the help. I was thinking I'd get a new case, definitely, since the cooling in this thing is horrid. You can google the dell xps 7100 power supply to see what it is exactly, but I read that it says "AcBel Rev A00 Date B1023 Model PC9004 ID 2406
Total power max 460w". I think I'll get a new one just for the peace of mind, and so I can SLI later in the future. Got any case recommendations? It'd be cool if I could get something that was quiet, since the current one is really loud..

How would I check this stuff about the bios? I was playing around with MSI afterburner, and it let me overclock the gpu and change the fan speeds and stuff. Probably doesn't have to do with the cpu and stuff, but it might.
The ram that came with it is apparently 1333mhz, but I haven't figured out how to check it. I bought samsung 1.35v 1600mhz ram but it might be limited by the motherboard at 1333. I might also upgrade to an SSD in the future.
first off I'm wondering if your Dell XPS mobo is a mATX standard or BTX for proprietary.?
because it will give you more options on what to do first if finances need to be spread out a bit.

so I guess my question is what do you want to get first and how much are you spending on this first purchase.?

MSi Afterburner is for the GPU but AMD Overdrive (Radeon GPU) also has CPU overclocking but I have never tried it on a Dell board.
(We can get to flashing your GTX 660 Ti BIOS after the rest of the unit is up to speed, no need to clock it now..)

to check out some of your systems specs download and run CPU-Z..
Edited by malmental - 2/23/13 at 2:46pm
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If you use a stock Dell computer, there's a very high chance that the BIOS is stripped of any overclocking / overvolting abilities and customized to be very basic for Dell's warranty purposes. I've owned Dell and HP desktops in the past, and both were like that. A case with better airflow would generally help, as well as GPU and maybe RAM upgrades, but overall, you'd want a non-OEM motherboard in the future.
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Hey guys! Recently got a Zotac GTX 660Ti Amp! Edition and I decided to flash the unlocked BIOS. I was wondering if there was a way to lower the boost clock from 1306 because my card can't handle it, even at the increased voltage setting.
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first off I'm wondering if your Dell XPS mobo is a mATX standard or BTX for proprietary.?
because it will give you more options on what to do first if finances need to be spread out a bit.

so I guess my question is what do you want to get first and how much are you spending on this first purchase.?

MSi Afterburner is for the GPU but AMD Overdrive (Radeon GPU) also has CPU overclocking but I have never tried it on a Dell board.
(We can get to flashing your GTX 660 Ti BIOS after the rest of the unit is up to speed, no need to clock it now..)

to check out some of your systems specs download and run CPU-Z..
Ah cpu-z, forgot about that. I'll try that.
Now I believe Its a normal atx motherboard, but I'm not 100% sure. Will cpu-z be able to tell what motherboard model it is? If I can upgrade the motherboard and be able to overclock and stuff (maybe clock the ram higher speeds?) then I'll probably do that. I'm probably going to save up for another month or two before I actually purchase the stuff, since I'm kind of a broke high school student haha.
So lets say I
a buy a new case
b buy a new mobo
c buy a new psu
d transfer the processor to the new mobo along with the gpu and ram
e possibly buy a SSD or new (bigger) hdd. I've filled up 450 of the 500gb and need more. Was thinking of the samsung 7200.14 3tb drives.

But for now I think I'll be fine. I main tf2 and don't need the absolute max fps really. The thing I'm really wondering is how much faster would it really be if I upgraded these thigns?
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first off I'm wondering if your Dell XPS mobo is a mATX standard or BTX for proprietary.?
because it will give you more options on what to do first if finances need to be spread out a bit.

so I guess my question is what do you want to get first and how much are you spending on this first purchase.?

MSi Afterburner is for the GPU but AMD Overdrive (Radeon GPU) also has CPU overclocking but I have never tried it on a Dell board.
(We can get to flashing your GTX 660 Ti BIOS after the rest of the unit is up to speed, no need to clock it now..)

to check out some of your systems specs download and run CPU-Z..
Ah cpu-z, forgot about that. I'll try that.
Now I believe Its a normal atx motherboard, but I'm not 100% sure. Will cpu-z be able to tell what motherboard model it is? If I can upgrade the motherboard and be able to overclock and stuff (maybe clock the ram higher speeds?) then I'll probably do that. I'm probably going to save up for another month or two before I actually purchase the stuff, since I'm kind of a broke high school student haha.
So lets say I
a buy a new case
b buy a new mobo
c buy a new psu
d transfer the processor to the new mobo along with the gpu and ram
e possibly buy a SSD or new (bigger) hdd. I've filled up 450 of the 500gb and need more. Was thinking of the samsung 7200.14 3tb drives.

But for now I think I'll be fine. I main tf2 and don't need the absolute max fps really. The thing I'm really wondering is how much faster would it really be if I upgraded these thigns?
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Hey guys! Recently got a Zotac GTX 660Ti Amp! Edition and I decided to flash the unlocked BIOS. I was wondering if there was a way to lower the boost clock from 1306 because my card can't handle it, even at the increased voltage setting.
I have no experience with unlocked BIOS, but I bet you could just lower the core clock offset.... like below 0...
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I have no experience with unlocked BIOS, but I bet you could just lower the core clock offset.... like below 0...

Idk if that would work, but I figured out how to edit it through the kfg.cfg file.The core on my card sucks ass. Even with the 1.212 Vcore, I can't even run 1254 Max boost speed.
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Idk if that would work, but I figured out how to edit it through the kfg.cfg file.The core on my card sucks ass. Even with the 1.212 Vcore, I can't even run 1254 Max boost speed.

Yeah, my 2x EVGA SC cards are similar. Any bios mod with 1.212 voltage and it just craps out. I think max stable OC I can get is 1215 anyway - temps stay in the 60s but Heaven crashes. I ended up going back to stock for now.

I know I've said it before but I really think a memory OC is preferrable to core on these cards with the smaller 192 bus. So, I just run stock bios for now with a +350 memory.
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Also, what level of overclocks can I get on my 2gd5 OC msi non PE card? (cheaper than the twin frozr and PE by like $30-40)
I haven't tried yet so I don't want to go to high and fry it or something stupid
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Hey guys,
here I am, joining the 660 Ti club biggrin.gif

Went from a single GTX 590 to two 660 Ti's and I'm loving it so far.
It's only a minor upgrade performance-wise (about 25% stock vs stock) but considering I got these bad boys for the same amount of money that I sold my 590 for, it was worth it especially looking at the way lower power consumption and temperatures that I get with these.

So yeah, anyone using EVGA Precision X for overclocking their cards?
Is it just me or does the voltage slider do nothing? No matter if I leave it at stock (988 mV) or crank it up to max, the cards always run at 1,175 V during Valley. To me it seems like its only the idle voltage that is adjustable via Precision.

Also, whats the average max overclock that you guys get on stock voltage with these cards?
My cards run out at +153 MHz offset effectively meaning 1228 MHz boost clock during load, doesn't seem to go any higher than that. Memory is at +308 MHz.
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