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well thats why i am running 1440p to not get big cpu bottleneck smile.gif for example i get in BF3 70-85% cpu usage and 99% gpu usage with 45avg fps

here is a brand new interesting review http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-wolfdale-yorkfield-comparison,3487-10.html
In Crysis 3 there is big difference, in other games mostly not, or over 60fps, so if I have 60Hz lcd, i have no problem if i get 60fps instead of 80fps I would get with 3570k smile.gif generally i believe unless you go SLI/CF cpu bottleneck @1440p is not big enough to warrant investing 600eur (200mb+330 4770k+70 ddr3 8gb)

the PSU cost 150eur, SSD 240gb cost 182eur

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LGA 1155 with CPU...
post #2052 of 6752
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well thats why i am running 1440p to not get big cpu bottleneck smile.gif for example i get in BF3 70-85% cpu usage and 99% gpu usage with 45avg fps

here is a brand new interesting review http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-wolfdale-yorkfield-comparison,3487-10.html
In Crysis 3 there is big difference, in other games mostly not, or over 60fps, so if I have 60Hz lcd, i have no problem if i get 60fps instead of 80fps I would get with 3570k smile.gif generally i believe unless you go SLI/CF cpu bottleneck @1440p is not big enough to warrant investing 600eur (200mb+330 4770k+70 ddr3 8gb)

the PSU cost 150eur, SSD 240gb cost 182eur

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Why dont you overclock the Q over 4Ghz?
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my 8gb ddr2 ram is only 800mhz i would require 8gb of 1066mhz rams and those would cost 170eur, which on other hand i could offset by selling the old 8gb for cca 100-120eur.
then again i bought a smaller cpu cooler so i guess i would hit 71C before i hit 4ghz.
also my motherboards fsb is rated at max 1600mhz i really dont know how far over 1600fsb i could go longterm. i mean 4ghz/8,5 is 470mhz so 940mhz on ddr2 which makes fsb 1882mhz ...

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my 8gb ddr2 ram is only 800mhz i would require 8gb of 1066mhz rams and those would cost 170eur, which on other hand i could offset by selling the old 8gb for cca 100-120eur.
then again i bought a smaller cpu cooler so i guess i would hit 71C before i hit 4ghz.
also my motherboards fsb is rated at max 1600mhz i really dont know how far over 1600fsb i could go longterm. i mean 4ghz/8,5 is 470mhz so 940mhz on ddr2 which makes fsb 1882mhz ...

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lachen.gif What?

I added heatsinks to the memory on the back of the EVGA reference and she can now do 7000 effective in BF3



and firestrike

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is the evga 660ftw signature 2 with its dual fans blowing hot air inside the case or outside?

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is the evga 660ftw signature 2 with its dual fans blowing hot air inside the case or outside?

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EVGA SC reference design that blows air out of the case
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Hello guys I'm a new 660 owner (MSI TF). My card is 1033mhz stock, with 1098mhz boost. Before I encountered this thread, I used MSI afterburner to set the power limit at 119% (max it can go), core clock +50mhz and memory +100mhz. It was stable.

My question is what I should do to my card after I flashed the bios mod. Something that's confusing me is that with my +50mhz OC in afterburner, my boost is supposed to be 1148mhz (1098+50), which is confirmed by GPU-Z. However, once my card starts running under load, the GPU core goes all the way to 1293mhz. Is this normal?

Regarding power limit, I understand that the bios mod allows up to 170%. I have a feeling that realistically I shouldn't really set to this high. Is my old 119% power limit sufficient to give me a moderate OC with the new increased voltage?

Some help would be greatly appreciated.
post #2058 of 6752
hi ihave a gtx 660 SC from evga can u guys plz pm me your modded bios and settings you use for overclocking and is it stable in heaven plz i need help
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Unless you are upgrading the entire rig, i would hold off buying a GTX 780.....

^^^ 100% Agree, you will end up getting lack luster performance, and that 780 will be a waste, COMPLETE waste of money, why not get a balanced gaming system? tongue.gif IMO your GPU should not be more expensive than your whole system haha


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Hello guys I'm a new 660 owner (MSI TF). My card is 1033mhz stock, with 1098mhz boost. Before I encountered this thread, I used MSI afterburner to set the power limit at 119% (max it can go), core clock +50mhz and memory +100mhz. It was stable.

My question is what I should do to my card after I flashed the bios mod. Something that's confusing me is that with my +50mhz OC in afterburner, my boost is supposed to be 1148mhz (1098+50), which is confirmed by GPU-Z. However, once my card starts running under load, the GPU core goes all the way to 1293mhz. Is this normal?

Regarding power limit, I understand that the bios mod allows up to 170%. I have a feeling that realistically I shouldn't really set to this high. Is my old 119% power limit sufficient to give me a moderate OC with the new increased voltage?

Some help would be greatly appreciated.

Hello!, Welcome to the club.... wink.gif

For your first question, yes it is normal. When you unlocked your GPU with the bios mod, it increased your boost clock to 1254mhz automatically, and when you add your +50Mhz on your overclock, it results in 1293Mhz. If 1293Mhz is not stable for you, you should disable your overclock and see if your GPU is stable at 1254Mhz first before you add any additional overclock. You might have to add a negative core clock IF your GPU is not still stable at 1254Mhz.

Regarding your second question, 150% TDP will do for you, and your GPU will most likely peak at 128% TDP even if you set it to 170%. I have seen mine go higher than that, but it's very very rare and might be a bit of an anomaly.
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hi guys, after i flashed my bios as stated at first page, my gpu-z became like this.

what's happening?
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