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My sig rig. I built my pc a couple months ago and I have yet to experiment with anything overclock wise. Have not oc my cpu or gpu.

I have a 780 classified (thinking I should step up to the 780ti if that is possible since I paid $700 about 70 days ago). But I was looking to get a little help tonight.

I have yet to dive into the EVGA Precision software, or any flashing of the gpu bios. It just all seems so confusing to me. I have done a fair amount of reading, but honestly I am still learning the language so to speak. It's just all a little confusing really, for a new pc guy like me. I've never had anything besides a junk laptop for internet browsing, until now.

So tonight I was wanting to experiment with trying to boost the gpu using the EVGA Precision software. Maybe in the future when I understand what flashing the bios means and how that works I will dive into that. But not sure if that is necessary right now if I plan to send my gpu back in for the 780 Ti.

cpu is i7 4770k running at regular boost 3.5 to 3.9 with boost I believe.
ram is 1866 set in m/b bios using the profile thing

I was trying to get an idea of what exactly I could do tonight to tweak my gpu with the Precision software. I just downloaded Heaven, and GPU Z.

I would like something conservative for tonight.

Can anybody help me with what settings I should change in the evga precision software? I guess I should do this while heaven is open?

Then I would like to go play some BF4 to see what kind of increase in frame rates I am getting.

For what it is worth I unparked my cpu cores a night or 2 ago. Not sure I got much of an increase. Depending on game mode in BF4, I seem to be getting 80-100 frames vaguely (with everything on ultra). I game on a Asus VG248QE, so I was trying to get as close to 144 as possible.

Thanks
Edited by mphfrom77 - 11/6/13 at 10:33pm
    
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No takers huh. Well, I am a little confused so any advice would be appreciated.
    
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Basically you're going to want to increase your voltage as high as you can go, without making the temperatures unreasonable. Most people feel that 1.212 is enough voltage and gets them high enough clocks to run 24/7. Personally I would just set the voltage to 1.212v+ and make an attempt at 1254 on core. Not everything has stability on the same clocks though, so where you might pass Heaven, 3dmark, you might not be game stable It's just trial and error figuring out where you can get the highest performance, with the most reasonable heat and voltage. As far as custom BIOS go, I would get more familiar with your hardware before you consider flashing one.

If you need something more in-depth, I can probably help after I get off work.
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So do you think it is fine to go ahead and tweak my gpu with EVGA Precision X first before I do any type of cpu overclocking?

I am a little confused, obviously. So I appreciate your advice.

Right now my 780 classified is on the basic bios. Precision gives me an option to raise my 'power target to 110%. Do I want to change/flip that physical switch on the card over to the other bios?

Just so we are on the same page when in Precision X, if I click the info button it shows:

Display device : GeForce GTX 780 on GK110 GPU
Display driver : 331.65
BIOS : 80.10.3a.00.82

Is that the correct current BIOS that I should be using?

Also I am a little confused on how to see what my voltage is, and how to change it?

The only thing I can find in Precision X is on the left, below 'Monitoring', I see 'Voltage'. If I click on 'Voltage', and then for 'Overvoltage' I can only change it to 3 different settings other than the standard +0 mV, and they are: +13, +25, or +38.

IDK.

So what exactly should I do to change my voltage I guess is one thing I need to know...lol. I'm sure people still reading this are thinking I am an idiot.

Also when you say "make an attempt at 1254 on the core", do you mean change the GPU Clock Offset (with Precision X).

^ Like in GPU-Z it shows GPU Clock (and Default Clock) - 993 MHz, Memory 1502 MHz, Boost 1046 MHz

Are the gpu clocks and boost clocks considered "the core"?

So in Precision X, would I raise the GPU Clock Offset based on one of either the Default Clock or the Boost Clock? (For example the 993 GPU Clock + an adjustment of the 261 on the GPU Offset using Precision X?)

Also you didn't mention anything about the 'Mem Clock Offset' in Precision X. What should I try with that?

I believe my memory is Elpida from what I have gathered around the internet. (I purchased on 08/30/13 from Newegg after they went out of stock for a few days (everyone was out of stock and when they came back in stock they all came with the Batman game which was a change from Splinter Cell previously).

I understand that you were at work when you replied and couldn't go into many details. I do appreciate your advice (and anybody else's).

Thanks again.
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Personally I would just run the LN2 BIOS to free up a little bit more power target if it's necessary. Max your temp and power target, under voltage on Precision X put your slider to max, set your GPU clock offset to it reflects 1254 core clock. If you have Elpida memory I would suggest starting at a +50 offset and work up by 25mhz steps for every stress test. I think most people only hit around +2-300 on their Elpida memory. The top boost field is what your card is actually running at, the others are default values, so you should see 1253 there is I believe what GPU-Z reads 1254 as. If you find you're stabled on 1254 cored you can go up one 13mhz bin on the core till you're unstable. You may increase the offset but the card only will increase core in 13mhz segements. It's just a large bit of trial and error honestly.

TLDR, max your voltage, start at 1254 core, keep increasing till you're unstable. Rinse repeat with your memory.
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