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Originally Posted by PillarOfAutumn View Post

I'm overclocking my GPU right now and with every step, I run 3DMark. So I've reached 1070/1400 without touching the voltage. How do I know something is unstable? I'm thinking that I may have maxed out memory for now (haven't ran into a problem, though), and so I'm just going to push the core clock until something happens and then up the voltage by 15mv, and then continue OCing. Is this okay?
You'll either black screen, have the driver crash, or see artifacting.

Memory OC's don't help too much on these cards so I would stick with 1400MHz or so.

If you bump up the voltage you should be able to hit 1100MHz core easily.
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You'll either black screen, have the driver crash, or see artifacting.

Memory OC's don't help too much on these cards so I would stick with 1400MHz or so.

If you bump up the voltage you should be able to hit 1100MHz core easily.

Without touching the voltage, I'm already at 1100/1400. Should I keep pushing the card until I get a driver crash and then up the voltage, and then continue pushing core/mem?
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put an asus bios on that elpida and it will overclock like hynix. at least that's what gibbo over at overclockers.co.uk tested

I dont know what you mean by that? The bios shouldnt have any effect whatsover on memory OCing.

Only voltage. And even so, voltage helps hynix just as much as it helps elpida.
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I'm IQ addict i want the best smile.gif

I saw some screenshots, even @200% RS, there are jaggies without MSAA. With 4XMSAA it was perfect. So generally the best balance would be 130-150% RS + 2XMSAA, while maintaining playable fps thumb.gif

Shouldnt only 0.5x/1x/2x be the useful settings? How would something like 130% help? Isnt that like doing 1080p on a 1440p monitor? Theres no way to properly scale it.
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I left ithe stock heatsink in the oven a minute too long and it sure puffed right up to let me know.

lol, why'd you put it in the oven?
    
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lol, why'd you put it in the oven?

Quick and dirty way to separate the heatsink from the base plate on the 290X's cooler setup. Then use the base plate as vrm and vmem cooling surface. redface.gif
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I dont know what you mean by that? The bios shouldnt have any effect whatsover on memory OCing.

Only voltage. And even so, voltage helps hynix just as much as it helps elpida.
Shouldnt only 0.5x/1x/2x be the useful settings? How would something like 130% help? Isnt that like doing 1080p on a 1440p monitor? Theres no way to properly scale it.

Yes, 2XMSAA + 130-150% res scale should be the best overall IQ to performance ratio. Everything helps regarding resolution scale, i think 125% is 1XSAA 150% 2XSSAA and so on, kinda like downsampling afaik.
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Which 290 you got?

MSI.
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Without touching the voltage, I'm already at 1100/1400. Should I keep pushing the card until I get a driver crash and then up the voltage, and then continue pushing core/mem?
Go for it.

If you see artifacts (can be odd-shaped and oddly colored triangles originating from a single point that looks very out of place, or checkerboard pattern squares, or any other graphical anomaly) then that means one of two things:
-You need more voltage for that clock. Add 10 or so mv until they don't appear.
-Your chip has hit its max OC. There is a point where more voltage will not help.

Of course you should only increase your voltage if you have the thermal headroom. I'd say try and keep the core under 80c, and VRM's under 80c also. Too high temp on either can affect your OC's stability. You might need to make a custom fan profile via MSI AB.

Also, FYI, VRM 1 provides the core's power while VRM 2 provides the memory's power. A high core OC will heat up VRM 1 but not VRM 2 and vice versa.
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YEEEE BOYEEEEEEE... My mother fedexed a Christmas present to me and it arrived a couple days ago... a surprise 290x biggrin.gif I was like drool.gif when I opened it lol




It's a powercolor... and I was too excited to wait to get a block for it so i'm just on stock cooling atm.

Soooo jacked omg.
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YEEEE BOYEEEEEEE... My mother fedexed a Christmas present to me and it arrived a couple days ago... a surprise 290x biggrin.gif I was like drool.gif when I opened it lol




It's a powercolor... and I was too excited to wait to get a block for it so i'm just on stock cooling atm.

Soooo jacked omg.

Your mother is awesome! biggrin.gif
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