OccamRazor, I went back through the entire process using the guide in your sig. I didn't miss anything, however, I didn't realize I had to enable the unlock voltage control options in the AB settings window.
So, after another several hours of testing with maxed volts on the rev 3 reference bios. 1.325volts is my assumption as 1.300+.025 for the LLC fix.
I am now at my new overclock.
Card: Zotac AMP! GTX 780
Core: 1385MHz +250
Mem: 3649 +650
temp: max I saw was 34c
I plan on at this point going to an SLI setup. I would go 780ti but then I would have to buy two cards all over again. Seems a better move for me to just go with two regular 780's. Unless I fall into some extra cash then I could slap this 780 in my HTPC.... Hmm.....
I would just like to add that this card seems like it has a lot left in it. I think I just need more volts as I can sit in windows with higher core and ram speeds but it will eventually lock up once part way through a valley bench run. The above settings were the highest stable but I wanted to see if I could go higher and the highest I got at 1.325v was a validation below.
I am just not sure I am comfortable giving it more volts with the extreme benching bios. I feel the settings I have in this thread at the top are more than enough for 24/7 use.Edited by MNKyDeth - 10/26/13 at 11:43pm