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http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6280157

vBIOS is modded with KGB, power target 150% in precision.

I have an aggressive custom fan profile, temps never went over 53c in stress testing.

What should I do?

EDIT: Heaven is also crashing a few seconds in.
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Originally Posted by AIienware View Post

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6280157

vBIOS is modded with KGB, power target 150% in precision.

I have an aggressive custom fan profile, temps never went over 53c in stress testing.

What should I do?

EDIT: Heaven is also crashing a few seconds in.

Overclock the cpu. A 3570 will get lower physics scores than hexcore cpus & modern cpus with HT enabled, but cpu clockspeed does still affect the graphics score to some degree.
Faster cpu will keep the score going up.

If the card is crashing, the core clocks are probably too high for the voltage. 3d 11 may pass, but heaven is a bit harder on the gpu overall, clocks that are barely passing 3dmark 11 will usually crash in heaven.
    
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Overclock the cpu. A 3570 will get lower physics scores than hexcore cpus & modern cpus with HT enabled, but cpu clockspeed does still affect the graphics score to some degree.
Faster cpu will keep the score going up.

If the card is crashing, the core clocks are probably too high for the voltage. 3d 11 may pass, but heaven is a bit harder on the gpu overall, clocks that are barely passing 3dmark 11 will usually crash in heaven.

the gpu is at 1.175 base and 1.212 boost, should I increase the voltage via KGB? Boost clocks are 1254 core and 3005 mem
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Heaven is very sensitive to unstable clocks on GPU's, 3DMark11 is not.
 
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the gpu is at 1.175 base and 1.212 boost, should I increase the voltage via KGB? Boost clocks are 1254 core and 3005 mem

I haven't played with a reference 680, the lightning makes it easier for me. I'm not sure if voltage can be increased more in the bios or not, or what the actual voltage is (not software reading but multimeter. 1.21V software on the lightning is 1.26V actual). Reference cards have a different voltage controller.
If 1254 core is crashing heaven, lower it a bit & test with heaven to find the max clock that will run stable, then test with the games you play to see that it doesn't crash or artifact.
680s do like memory overclocks though, they are somewhat bandwidth limited so higher frequency memory can make a fair bit of difference.
    
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I haven't played with a reference 680, the lightning makes it easier for me. I'm not sure if voltage can be increased more in the bios or not, or what the actual voltage is (not software reading but multimeter. 1.21V software on the lightning is 1.26V actual). Reference cards have a different voltage controller.
If 1254 core is crashing heaven, lower it a bit & test with heaven to find the max clock that will run stable, then test with the games you play to see that it doesn't crash or artifact.
680s do like memory overclocks though, they are somewhat bandwidth limited so higher frequency memory can make a fair bit of difference.

OCing memory won't cause crashes, only artifacting, correct?
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OC'ing seems to reduce my EVGA furry scores, but it didn't go past 59c so I don't think throttling is involved.

EDIT: Will setting PCIe to gen 2 and downgrading nvidia drivers help?

edit again: Heaven 4.0 scores also dropping after memory OC (+10)
Edited by AIienware - 3/27/13 at 9:10pm
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