Originally Posted by Scorpion49
Guy has a point though, some people here stress so much over "stability" that they never get to use their rig. Why overclock in the first place if you're just going to run weeks of stress tests to get it to pass 24h of P95 or whatever. Personally I run 10 runs of IBT and 10 minutes of blend and if it doesn't crash I call it good, my real evaluation is how it performs at the games and programs I actually want to use. Got other things to waste my time on.
If I was doing something that had to be absolutely stable 24/7 I wouldn't be overclocking in the first place, I would be using a Xeon with a CSM motherboard, probably in a system with a warranty.
I just went through this scenario ran 14hrs Prime Blend with 95% of ram utilized then ran 3dmark11 and BSOD on the first CPU test
I kind of get his point but 30seconds of prime blend and good to go, I don't think so
I would agree that only day to day use of how you use the your rig will tell.
I did like the quote "how do you know that the second after you stopped testing that if you continued to testing you would have crashed?"
Then again I had an interesting conversation last night with a good friend of mine about his 4.8Mhz 3570k OC
so how you get there? ah I just used tier 3 it works solid as never had a blue screen.
ah so what your voltage? How do you check that?
CPUZ (pause) 1.55v its not showing my OC
AH load it up with Prime
mmm so what is your temps? How do you check that?
Real temp (pause) 98C*
Really?? What do you think that's a bit high?
Ah yeah maybe as long as you are happy with you rock solid OC but I wouldn't be
Remembering this is on water
Originally Posted by 66racer
WOW im guessing thats what hotwire will do for you? Gez asus needs to make an extreme in matx!!!!!! For me its just for benching fun since im happy gaming at 1320-1345mhz depending on ambients, but your setup puts out some nice bench scores lol
You would be right I thought volt/cooling mods are within the rules as long as your gains didn't come from hacks or Photoshop.
Originally Posted by defiler2k
That is the thing, on the desktop I get all the monitors at the same resolution, when I load a game it is a different story. I noticed it yesterday while playing Metro, the center screen had the correct resolution however the side screens everything looked bigger as if it was zoomed in.
Im thinking it might just be a driver issue, I'm getting my second card tomorrow and I will switch things out to have everything running on DP and use one monitor with DVI-D to see if that fixes my issue as my UltraSharps do not have HDMI to try it out that way
I think you are right I didn't realize you were on one card to be honest I didn't think someone would try game on a single 770 with surround
from what I read even a titan would be marginal and I thought a GTX 690 would be a the minimum I would attempt surround on.
I am sure you would be all good to go on your SLI setup.
Originally Posted by jezzer
Well decided to try it with the plate as a heatsink. If needed i will use the dremel again and make another side panel fan to blow cool air on the cards.
And if it totally does not work well then i will take the plate off.
When I had my MSI GTX 580 Lightnings I left the heat sink plate on and attached more Heat sinks like you have to the Heat sink plate ESPECIALLY where the VRMS are
when the GPU fan heatsink is taken off the VRMs get very toasty very fast without the airflow going on.Edited by feznz - 7/19/13 at 8:23pm