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I purchased this 660 as an office card because I run 4 monitors, I got rid of my USB to DVI adapters smile.gif

I am also mining bitcoins from it woot woot. Not that its hella fast or anything.

The clock speed on this card is a slight bit higher than the others, and now im trying to over clock it. Trying to run stable at 11xx ish Currently testing 1205 with NO VOLTAGE CHANGES yet.
I ran into an issue when working on the overclock that I had posted though.
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I purchased this 660 as an office card because I run 4 monitors, I got rid of my USB to DVI adapters smile.gif

I am also mining bitcoins from it woot woot. Not that its hella fast or anything.

The clock speed on this card is a slight bit higher than the others, and now im trying to over clock it. Trying to run stable at 11xx ish Currently testing 1205 with NO VOLTAGE CHANGES yet.
I ran into an issue when working on the overclock that I had posted though.
let me know what clocks did u get : )
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Psu,cpu,resolution?
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The clock speed differences are nothing to worry about. They are all basically the same card. If you overclock then it really, really doesn't matter.

I avoid the Direct Copper cards from ASUS...they do typically run slightly cooler, but the cards are not reference. You cannot water cool most models (with a full water block) or even get aftermarket air coolers for them. Even if you never plan to do anything like that...it's nice to have the option.

um actually non reference is the way to go. even if you cant get a full cover waterblock you cant oc too high on reference without hardmodding. better to stick to non reference.

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Psu,cpu,resolution?
psu is good enough biggrin.gif i had gtx 285 last month biggrin.gif cpu does not matter im planning to buy new and resolution is 1680x1050
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The clock speed differences are nothing to worry about. They are all basically the same card. If you overclock then it really, really doesn't matter.


I avoid the Direct Copper cards from ASUS...they do typically run slightly cooler, but the cards are not reference. You cannot water cool most models (with a full water block) or even get aftermarket air coolers for them. Even if you never plan to do anything like that...it's nice to have the option.
um actually non reference is the way to go. even if you cant get a full cover waterblock you cant oc too high on reference without hardmodding. better to stick to non reference.

What is preventing you from overclocking a reference card? What are you hard modding? I've ran non-reference and reference side by side in SLI/Crossfire and it is pretty much random which one will overclock higher. If anything I'd say the reference has more OC potential most of the time save for the special models of graphics cards where they are carefully binned and built with overclocking in mind...and typically also have crazy price tags. Even then, slap better cooling on a Reference card and it will likely be able to OC higher than them any way (unless you also put better cooling on the "special models".

If you are talking about modding the BIOS...you don't have to do that. At least not on most cards. Just use MSI after burner and go. And it is really easy to mod BIOS anyway. Every AMD GPU that comes across my work bench at home gets modded for fan speed...reference or non-reference. Just use RBE to mod them...It is really painless. I don't think I've touched any Nvidia BIOS in years though.
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What is preventing you from overclocking a reference card? What are you hard modding? I've ran non-reference and reference side by side in SLI/Crossfire and it is pretty much random which one will overclock higher. If anything I'd say the reference has more OC potential most of the time save for the special models of graphics cards where they are carefully binned and built with overclocking in mind...and typically also have crazy price tags. Even then, slap better cooling on a Reference card and it will likely be able to OC higher than them any way (unless you also put better cooling on the "special models".

If you are talking about modding the BIOS...you don't have to do that. At least not on most cards. Just use MSI after burner and go. And it is really easy to mod BIOS anyway. Every AMD GPU that comes across my work bench at home gets modded for fan speed...reference or non-reference. Just use RBE to mod them...It is really painless. I don't think I've touched any Nvidia BIOS in years though.

yeah see rbby doesn't work with all cards it actually varies by voltage controller. also reference are limited to +200/+200 whereas non-reference have pulled a +300/+500( usually around this). yes when it comes to amd they can easily do this as a reference card. but with nvidia hardlocking voltage controls your only bet is bios modding and rbby/zarawudo and bios modding works with all cards unlike rbby/zarawudo. then when you get to this point now its even gotten to the point recently that reference nvidia cards do not respond well to higher voltage and become very unstable till you bring the voltage below a certain point. Non reference cards have their own pcb with various components specific to the manufacturer but one thing about them that makes them a definite pick over reference is usually they come with all different voltage controllers that do make it possible for bios modding and rbby modding. reference cards do not oc like a non reference.  you should really catch up on nvidia as you will find out it is way different than amd's if they paid for it let them do what they want approach.

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