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Simply what the title states. I started up precision, set the power limit to 122% (max in precision), and left the card at default clocks. Ran 3dmark 11 only to see that the power usage would spike up to a max of 126% and throttle clocks (temps were ~59c). Is this normal? If so these limits nvidia placed on their cards are even more of a joke than i thought as this allows for NO oc headroom whatsoever. My card remained stable up to a max boost of 1264, but when hitting the tdp limit I can't even get relatively close to that mad.gif
Edited by rv8000 - 3/29/13 at 12:00pm
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Simply what the title states. I started up precision, set the power limit to 122%, and left the card at default clocks. Ran 3dmark 11 only to see that the power usage would spike up to a max of 126% and throttle clocks (temps were ~59c). Is this normal? If so these limits nvidia placed on their cards are even more of a joke than i thought as this allows for NO oc headroom whatsoever. My card remained stable up to a max boost of 1264, but when hitting the tdp limit I can't even get relatively close to that mad.gif

Just go ahead and set your power limit to the max. The most i've seen on my 670 FTW is 114%, however, mine can run at 1300mhz core / 7000 mhz memory.

1260 is right where you'd expect to be for gaming 24/7. 1300mhz and up is a bit more rare. try an unlocked BIOS
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122% is the max
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122% is the max

oh okay good. so then just bump your core up little by little. It should be pretty easy to add an extra 100-200 mhz on your memory as well.
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What clock speed was it running at when you were hitting 122%? You can unlock a higher power limit with a BIOS mod - if you are ocnsistently hitting the limit that's probably a good idea.
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At stock clocks (918/1500), core was boosting up to 1089 in 3dmark but in the first test it throttles because the card is hitting 126-127% tdp, so judging by that no overclocking headroom whatsoever mad.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rv8000 View Post

At stock clocks (918/1500), core was boosting up to 1089 in 3dmark but in the first test it throttles because the card is hitting 126-127% tdp, so judging by that no overclocking headroom whatsoever mad.gif

does the throttling only occur in 3dmark?
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That's completely abnormal, and might be a 3DMark thing (as lacrossewacker mentions). What does it do in Heaven or Valley?
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I'll run heaven now. But bioshock infinite at +100/400 would crash as soon as the tdp spiked over 122% and is reproducible.

At default clocks tdp would also spike to 120% at certain points in bioshock infinite.

Seems this issue has popped up before on a reference board
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1703145&mpage=1
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Quote:
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I'll run heaven now. But bioshock infinite at +100/400 would crash as soon as the tdp spiked over 122% and is reproducible.

At default clocks tdp would also spike to 120% at certain points in bioshock infinite.

Seems this issue has popped up before on a reference board
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1703145&mpage=1

is there a firmware update? (I'd look into flashing your BIOS) not an issue at all

also, mention your boost clocks, not +100 or +80. Most of us have different default clocks, so +50 on my card is different than +50 on somebody elses.

If you're running games at 1250-1265mhz, you're running just fine. If you feel like you need more, you can flash your BIOS, but again, an extra 10-20 mhz isn't going to change that much.
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