Thanks for the recommendation of the newer TI bios Pharma. It actually took me a few minutes to actually decode what the TI stood for, never heard of it before today! Anyway, I signed up, got 5 posts and downloaded the latest modified SC ACX bios from there and gave it a whirl. It does feel ever so slightly better in that I'm seeing less artifacts. That said, I only managed to bump up to either 1319 or 3006 from 1297 on the clock before the artifacts started setting in again. Really at the limits with the 1.35 volt cap, I could easily get a higher clock with EV bot so might invest in one of those.
Anyway, more updates!ASIC Quality
(not sure if this makes much difference)
I also thought I'd try a couple of suicide runs just for kicks. These are with the highest settings (memory could possibly go a bit higher) I could complete a test with. They are by no means stable and I had tons of artifacts throughout the benches however I'm submitting them as with a bit more voltage (EVBot) I'm sure they could be made stable. Heaven seems to be a harder nut to crack whereas I can run the clocks much higher on Valley without the driver crashing.Heaven Suicide Run
Core @ 1332Mhz, 1.35v
Memory @ 7516Mhz, 1.75vValley Suicide Run
Core @ 1358Mhz, 1.35v
Memory @ 7516Mhz, 1.80v
Strong Island stills seems to be beating down my Valley score by a full 5 FPS. Could this just be down to the processor he is/you are using? 3930K vs 2600K(4.8GHz)? Or maybe is it to do with the fact you're using Windows 7 and I'm using Windows 8 (both 64-bit)? What does everyone think? I might just re-install Windows 7 and run the same benches and settings to see if it makes any difference. Might prove interesting.