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I see. tried 1300 but my score went down. maybe more voltage higher than +180 offset.

i only need +140mV for 1250/1500, haven't really tried higher than that due to temps. vrm's get quite toast in this bench, Firestrike etc...more break in between scenes so little more time to cool.

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Ah awesome i was only intending to do about 10% or so for an extra increase, i will have to see due to the temps

10% increase would almost be guaranteed, should be able to run 1100/1300 or so with a minimal amount of extra voltage.

the Ref cooler is actually quite good, it's just loud over 70% fan speed, might be better off looking at a custom card if you prefer silence?
 
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i only need +140mV for 1250/1500, haven't really tried higher than that due to temps. vrm's get quite toast in this bench, Firestrike etc...more break in between scenes so little more time to cool.
10% increase would almost be guaranteed, should be able to run 1100/1300 or so with a minimal amount of extra voltage.

the Ref cooler is actually quite good, it's just loud over 70% fan speed, might be better off looking at a custom card if you prefer silence?

Got a sound dampened case (Sig rig, fractal design XL R2) plus whilst gaming it will be on speakers so wont notice background noise by by feet under the desk
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i only need +140mV for 1250/1500, haven't really tried higher than that due to temps. vrm's get quite toast in this bench, Firestrike etc...more break in between scenes so little more time to cool.
10% increase would almost be guaranteed, should be able to run 1100/1300 or so with a minimal amount of extra voltage.

the Ref cooler is actually quite good, it's just loud over 70% fan speed, might be better off looking at a custom card if you prefer silence?

I love how mine takes +200 for 1210/1320 and mine is full block....
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I love how mine takes +200 for 1210/1320 and mine is full block....

But you have a 290x right?

Mine couldn't get over 1180/1480 no matter what voltage i threw at it before i had to send it off for an RMA.
Decided i was better off with a couple of 290's after that and they turned out to be pretty good clockers as well smile.gif
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Got a sound dampened case (Sig rig, fractal design XL R2) plus whilst gaming it will be on speakers so wont notice background noise by by feet under the desk

Mine sits about a metre away from my right ear, good thing i use headphones tongue.gif

You should be pretty right then, hope you get a good card thumb.gif
 
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So I have 2 crossfired 290x's(hynix+elpida 1200/1550 max)watercooled with a hx1050. Ive been wondering lately if my psu has been enough for a heaily overclocked system... hwinfo shows 350-370 watts with 1.35-1.37v if i try to go higher my system shuts off. I should be logging hwinfo i suppose i only assume peak wattage hits close to 400watts per card. Ive been trying to push over 1200 and with the way the ab voltmod command works in steps cant really fine tune the voltage. Another reason i ask about the psu is ive dabbled in the thought of a 3rd card... But since my board would be 8x 4x 4x and ive read people have had issues. Thought i might prove it to myself though i wanna move up to the asus rog1600p 120hz or any that might come out after.
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But you have a 290x right?

Mine couldn't get over 1180/1480 no matter what voltage i threw at it before i had to send it off for an RMA.
Decided i was better off with a couple of 290's after that and they turned out to be pretty good clockers as well smile.gif
Mine sits about a metre away from my right ear, good thing i use headphones tongue.gif

You should be pretty right then, hope you get a good card thumb.gif

Gona be luck of the draw offered a ebay seller £400 for two of the cards he has, trying to get myself a steal biggrin.gif especially seeming how i can probably sell my 680 for around £200
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You guys should really not use Catzilla as an indicative benchmark, it is extremely random and unreliable in my opinion. My single card run was higher than 2-way run with the 780 Ti cards.
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But you have a 290x right?

Yeah sapphire 290x. I need to send it in just don't want to be without a card. It black-screens often too, anything over 1340 on memory will black screen.
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You guys should really not use Catzilla as an indicative benchmark, it is extremely random and unreliable in my opinion. My single card run was higher than 2-way run with the 780 Ti cards.

I know it's CF vs SLI here but i had to run it then exit back to the menu and start again to get it to use both cards.

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Yeah sapphire 290x. I need to send it in just don't want to be without a card. It black-screens often too, anything over 1340 on memory will black screen.

I always have a back-up or two laying around if something goes pear-shaped.

Mine started giving me artifacts on stock settings, not sure what the exact cause was but it happened to a couple of others as well, Day 1 buy........not gonna do that again redface.gif
 
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I know it's CF vs SLI here but i had to run it then exit back to the menu and start again to get it to use both cards.

I have tried all tricks given out by the Catzilla guys but nothing. SLI works at times but doesn't more often than not. When I had dual 290x cards, CFX was completely broken so I don't know if it's gotten better now.
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