Just wanted to share my latest 3dmark11 Extreme Score and a story of how i thought i was going to be out 2 titans!
2nd place HOF for 2 card 3dmark11 extreme!
specs used to achieve this score:
3930k @ 4.8
2 x evga titans at 1320/6750
so the story goes like this, i was flashing the titans vbios and when i went to restart it after flashing them, the computer locked up and wouldnt shut down! so i turned it off by holding the power button.
Then when i went to boot NOTHING! i was sweating so bad, i couldnt believe i might have ruined my titans. after many reboots and trying to get into the bios it proved unsuccessful.
then i had an idea, maybe the titans werent bricked maybe they just didnt have a bios that could be recognized. so i busted out my old ati x850xt platinum and tried to plug it in. as you can see from the build photos it was hard as help to shimmy it into a pci lane.
once installed i tried to boot again, and still nothing! now the inevitable feeling of blowing 2k is sinking in.
i then realized that maybe its because there is a card in the 1a pci slot and the mobo wants to use that to post.
so i ended up having to drain my loop put the ati card in the top slot,and boom i could see picture again, thank god
once back into windows i was able to re-flash the bios and they both end up working again:thumb:
now i was determined to really push them! loaded up my max clocks previously achieved and boom generated this high score!
i upped the cpu to 5.0 to run benches but the top gpu (2nd in the loop) kept throttling and really hurting my scores, i think it was because the vram was getting too hot. after several hours of benching the gpus hit like 45c noramlly they wouldnt budge over 34c after hours of gaming (Metor LL @ 1920x1200 all max settings).
once it gets cold here i will bench outside and try for the #1 spot!