Originally Posted by odisho
Hi Criminal How you doing bud? I have been particularly interested in your posts because I think you touch on a lot of points where I would as well.
I just have a couple questions and I would deeply appreciate if you could help answer them for me. Thanks
1. So I have a gtx 780 classified ON the way it should be here Tuesday but I am not planning on water cooling and I am also afraid I might get the elpida memory, not sure yet, but i ordered the card from new egg last Thursday night. what are the chances of Elpida and would you say Elpida is still decent memory if I want to overclock memory in the future?
2. I am also planning on purchasing a second classified to SLI, what would you consider safe overclock speeds for SLI 780's if I should even overclock on SLI?
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Hey there and welcome!
1. I think Elpida memory is a pretty high percentage now considering more people then not have been getting it on the Classified. But there is hope, because quite a few people have been getting decent clocks. Unfortunately there is no guarantee and like the memory on my card, your card my be limited to how far it can overclock. So far I have seen people with worse memory, but mine is still not great at just +400 (6800 effective).
2. As good as the ACX cooler is on these cards, unfortunately they are not ideal for SLI setups. They don't exhaust very much air from the case, so the temps are going to be higher than a blower type cooler. Depending on how well your cards can clock, I would safely assume you could run both card's cores in the 1200-1250 range and still keep decent temps. That again is going to depend on case air flow and if you get good cards that don't require much additional voltage to obtain those clocks.