Originally Posted by nexxusty
Haha glad to know I'm not too discerning.
Looks don't matter much at the end of a cards life.... OC the hell out of it until it's retired.
I can't seem to OC it at all without artifacts. The GPU temp never climbs much past about 45c in gaming, the vram clocks are at stock. It's perplexing. I have had issues with this thing since day one. I pulled down a top 100 3dmark score with it in 2013, but I have since made no less than half a dozen attempts at swapping the BIOS to get results but nothing seems to work. I might try finding a memory specific heatsink (and vrm if I can), or machine one... but for the time being it works with my Oculus Rift at stock settings and stays nice and cool.
Honestly, if it lasts to the end of the year, then it will probably be donated to a friend.