Yeah, I'm the crazy thermal pad guy
How'd the Fuji's work out for ya? You use the extreme or ultras?
I will get to checking your BIOS voltage in a bit due to running into some new issues...
Trixx isn't allowing me to alter the RAM clocks too high now for some reason. Anything over 1600 and Trixx errors out/crashes.
Decided to give AfterBurner a try...for whatever reason if 3DMark is open prior to AB, the computer hard locks...no black screen/BSOD or anything like that, but it is completely unresponsive requiring a physical reset. At first it wouldn't hard lock until I actually clicked on AB to choose it as my primary window. I decided to uninstall/download/reinstall both 3DMark and AB. After doing so, the computer immediately hard locks when AB opens..I don't have to do/click on anything.
As strange as that was, I figured whatever...I'll just open AB first and then 3DMark. First thing I noticed is AB only allows 1275/1625 for maximum clocks? I'm not super familiar with AB because I've always had issues with it, since my 4890, is that normal for the clock limitations? I do have "Extend Official Overclock Limits" enabled in the options.
Maxed out the sliders for everything: volts, power limit, aux volts, core 1275/1625 memory. Fire up FS and holy hell the artifacts! Duh...only +100mV. Toned the clocks down to 1200/1500 which has always been stable in Trixx @ 87mv 50% power. It made it through FS, but the coil whine was equivocal or possibly worse than what Trixx would emit @ 200mV: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/9206606
? Returned the aux voltage to stock and the coil whine was eliminated.
Turned RAM clocks up to max so 1200/1625 and FS ran flawlessly: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/9206685
Ran without flaw up to 1203 core; surpassing gave artifacts.
Gotta reboot to run that BIOS viewing program...
You are correct sir. Default BIOS voltage @ 1.25V
Now time to try HIS iTurbo...which of course the download link through HIS website is currently inoperable...I've had enough BS for the day. Going to go clean up the wiring in my HTPC...I'll be back later