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@901-Memphis,
it does have the switches on the back

lower right hand corner, to the left of the botton far right screw
Edited by DeathAngel74 - 10/22/15 at 6:28pm
     
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Their are two different versions of the EVGA GTX 970 SSC. The 2975 is one that have and the updated 3975 that I did the step up for a GTX 980 Ti.
    
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then there is the best buy exclusive 3979-kb
     
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then there is the best buy exclusive 3979-kb

^ Yeppers.... thumb.gif
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But is it an ACX 2.0 or ACX 2.0+? Short or long?

    
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ACX 2.0, Short, same pcb as 2975-kr, uses the same backplate
     
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What drivers are you running??

355.82 driver, didn't upgrade to the latest yet, as i don't see the point really. I won't be playing the new star wars game for probably a year if not more.

Also running 8.1, as i will wait on windows 10 to get its first service pack going. Windows is always a mess before it.
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You know what's really strange? I flashed my motherboard with the latest bios from ASUS and got all the drivers from there for the rest of the components...All except for NVidia of course. Now my pc runs smoothly again. Even at 4.5GHz and 1.531GHZ/8GHZ. Third party drivers suck....

Keep in mind that overclocking isn't as simple as dragging a slider towards a position and run a day prime95 or a day of 3dmark / heaven whatever you like. It takes months to get a stable overclock that works at all times, if not even a year because of climate changes around you.

Also the 970 doesn't display vrm temps which is kinda awful and makes overclocking more a gamble then what's not on higher clock frequencies. Specially after experiecing 290's where vrm's where the absolute main temp to keep track of. the core temp wasn't interesting at all, as it would hit 65c but your vrm would hit 90c and become unstable because of it issue's. Nvidia has nothing to track this temp down and makes overclocks on high memory solutions practically a nightmare.

Because the only thing you see is, oh it's only 60c hot, so there is lots of room increase the core speed with. but at a minor gpu overclock everything becomes unstable as your vrm's get hotter also. How could that be? Must be to low volts !, increase the volts ( aka more heat ) yea gg.

Because even if your mem is stable at 8ghz, the moment you up your core the heat will move forwards and add towards that vrm. And this is why the other dude ( or maybe it was you ) got better progression with lowering the voltages because probably the vrm's became to hot and gave the issue's.

If i look for example at my msi gaming 970, half of that vrm's are on the back of my card not getting cooled at all on top of it rolleyes.gif

I think there is a reason why nvidia locks the voltage down of those cards and pushes a low core temp before it throttles the card. It's most likely the vrm's.

Just found a review that confirms it basically, pretty much the same story as the 290, yet only they didn't plant a sensor on it so it doesn't put them in a bad light:

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_970_gaming_review,9.html

65c on core, 87c on vrm on the back. So yea, good luck overclocking that, as the heat will be pushed on the pbc and heat up the vrm's on the back as example which do not cool well. If you also got bad airflow ( i got really good one ), the overclock is going to be unstable specially in hotter enviroments in summers for example.
Edited by gatygun - 10/22/15 at 7:02pm
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yeah, it was me... It's taken a few months to perfect the bios. All good now though
     
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ACX 2.0, Short, same pcb as 2975-kr, uses the same backplate

You have two 6 pins for power. The newer one has a six and eight and more power phases.



    
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ACX 2.0 = 2 x 6 pins
ACX 2.0+ = 1 x 6 pin and 1 x 8 pin

Yup
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