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Originally Posted by jlhawn View Post

the problem with my 980 is since it's a reference PNY model it only has 2 6 pin connectors for the power phase,
I have found that 2 8 pins or even 1 6 pin and 1 8 pin handle higher over clocks better.
after more checking around that valley score you got is Bad A**, very good score.
I'm going to be building a new system soon with the 4790K that your are running, I will be using a ASUS Z97 Pro Gamer main board.
Its not that my card is so great. The Samsung memory on the card is how I push the score so high.

The mems are stable up to 4.5ghz in valley. Its not game stable there though.

Have you tried pushing the memory?
Edited by Wirerat - 1/29/16 at 7:08am
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Its not that my card is so great. The Samsung memory on the card is how I push the score so high.

The mems are stable up to 4.5ghz in valley. Its not game stable there though.

Have you tried pushing the memory?

I thought that Samsung memory was exclusive to EVGA's Kingpin boards. My MSI boards have Hynix memory modules and they do OK. I really haven't seen how far I can push them since I need stability for Folding at Home. No matter what I set my memory clocks to, MSI Afterburner only reads them as 3004 MHz when Folding. I think the Folding Client limits memory speed on Maxwell boards but I could be wrong there too.
post #9113 of 10534
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Originally Posted by Zuhl3156 View Post

I thought that Samsung memory was exclusive to EVGA's Kingpin boards. My MSI boards have Hynix memory modules and they do OK. I really haven't seen how far I can push them since I need stability for Folding at Home. No matter what I set my memory clocks to, MSI Afterburner only reads them as 3004 MHz when Folding. I think the Folding Client limits memory speed on Maxwell boards but I could be wrong there too.
asus_strix_gtx980-39-640x437.jpg

lots of 980s can get sammy mems. I pulled that image from http://www.overclockers.com/asus-strix-gtx980-graphics-card-review/ Since im not home to post my own.
Edited by Wirerat - 1/29/16 at 7:45am
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I must have fed into some propaganda from EVGA trying to influence sales of their Kingpin boards. They're nice looking and everything but I think they are overpriced for the average user or even a power user like us unless you're into using LN2.
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Its not that my card is so great. The Samsung memory on the card is how I push the score so high.

The mems are stable up to 4.5ghz in valley. Its not game stable there though.

Have you tried pushing the memory?


I had the memory on my 980 at 4000mhz when I had the core at 1606mhz when it crashed, I lowered the memory and it didn't crash
so it was the cheap memory in the 980 that was my problem.
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Sending my dead card to EVGA now.

Today I received my new 980.




Best service I've ever seen!
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Today I received my new 980.




Best service I've ever seen!

Did they ask any questions? That was a quick turn-around.
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Just some troubleshooting before this RMA.
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I must have fed into some propaganda from EVGA trying to influence sales of their Kingpin boards. They're nice looking and everything but I think they are overpriced for the average user or even a power user like us unless you're into using LN2.

With the 980 Ti's they were the only ones for several months to offer a card with Samsung memory, but with non-Ti's you had an equal chance at Samsung or Hynix (my MSI 980 is Hynix, but my husband's has Samsung)
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How do I check to see which memory I have on my 980?

Hopefully there is a way to see without taking the card out of the system.....
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