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I purchased one of these blocks for my PNY GTX 770, you are correct in that the water cooled section is only over the GPU die but it also helps dissipate heat from the rest of the block as well, plus it actually comes in contact with more heat generating parts than the average full cover block, I also have 2 EK GTX-470FC blocks

*helps*. Good air flow is still a must, if you're going to be pushing your clocks hard. If you're just looking to throw a 1550 core / 2000 memory clock on for gaming....they'll work brilliantly.
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OK, will do. I hope i won't have to underclock to reference clock speeds. Someone else on another forum had to do that to fix this problem. Have you ever heard of anyone experiencing this specific type artifact though (red/blue star twinkle)t? Usually it's a square (different colors), or a bunch of squares right? Sorry for all the questions.smile.gif

Yes, when I was overclocking, that was described as a product of unstable memory overclock.
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New driver's bugged for some people including me. It shows the GPU as a removable device so I'll be using 361.43 until they fix it.

Anyone noticed any improvements with it though?
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@johnd0e ..

I did it......I beat your score, at 4.9GHz too. biggrin.gif



http://www.3dmark.com/fs/7364452 thumb.gif

Hahaha nice 11points, more is more so you definetly got me beat! Sorry I wasn't around to respond to you earlier, currently at work and posting from my cell phone isn't an easy/fun task lol. What cooler do you have and what temps were you seeing with 5Ghz@1.47v?

Ill see if I can get you a higher score to shoot for when I get home lol.
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How happy are you guys with witcher 3 performance with your 970s ? I am trying to run mine @ 2560x1440 but its damn slow, mostly 50fps if in towns sometimes low 40s, runnin high settings, hairworks off, and HBAO+ its way higher at daytime and outdoors in nature.
The card is runnin 1500 / 7500 and 6600K @ 4.5 and still not getting any respectable frame rates, it`s like the only option to enjoy some smooth gameplay is to go for a 980Ti wich at this time I would like to avoid.
My monitor does 74Hz and id like to maintain that but doesnt seem possible with the 970s even while heavily OC-d mad.gif
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How happy are you guys with witcher 3 performance with your 970s ? I am trying to run mine @ 2560x1440 but its damn slow, mostly 50fps if in towns sometimes low 40s, runnin high settings, hairworks off, and HBAO+ its way higher at daytime and outdoors in nature.
The card is runnin 1500 / 7500 and 6600K @ 4.5 and still not getting any respectable frame rates, it`s like the only option to enjoy some smooth gameplay is to go for a 980Ti wich at this time I would like to avoid.
My monitor does 74Hz and id like to maintain that but doesnt seem possible with the 970s even while heavily OC-d mad.gif

The Witcher isn't optimized very well, even now, after several rounds of patches and driver updates. I don't think anybody is really happy with the performance they see in that game.
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help me please to overclock my GPU

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If you're using Precision X, enable Kboost, move the power target slider all the way up, put +20mv on the voltage slider, put +100 on the core, and +300 on the memory. Adjust from there, depending on what you see in GPUz. Target clocks for a 970 on air should be around 1500 core clocks, and 2000 memory....each card is different, and you'll have to mess with voltages and power limits, but those are good targets to shoot for.

There's nothing at all in the stock bios that will allow you to harm your card in any way, shape or form. The voltage is locked in the bios to max out at 1.262v (on most 970s, some are less). You'll likely see a max of 1.256v. So, as long as your temps are good, move the slider all the way up and run with it.

Also...download GPUz and open the sensors tab. Use either Unigine Heaven or 3D Mark Firestrike to put stress on the GPU and test the overclock. That's not likely to give you "game stable" overclocks, as each game is a little bit different, and each driver version even more different, but they'll give a basic understanding of how to fine tune your clocks for the best performance, so you can do it for the games you want to play.

Now that you have GPUz downloaded, and the sensors tab open, watch the core clock, memory clock, voltage and pay particular attention to the perf cap performance line. The perf cap performance line will tell you exactly what's capping the performance of the GPU, so you can work around it. VREL, isn't anything to worry about. Really common. VOP, means you need more voltage to go any further. And PWR, means Power. You're at the cards maximum power target, and clocking any higher won't do you any good, because the card will just throttle itself to get itself back under the power limits.

There are ways around the power limits, but.....that's a whole different animal. Tackle this one first.

Oh...and IF you're running SLI. Open two instances of GPUz. One for each GPU. That will be important to dialing in your overclock to work well on both cards. The selector at the bottom of GPUz will allow you to select which card each window will monitor.
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If i were to mod my bios. Just to max out my power limit (my zotac right now only goes up to 106%, i have a 500w power supply). Would i be able to overclock higher? (I'm the guy who was having the artifacts last page) How about if i increase my voltage as well? I want to stay at my current settings, but 1500mhz core is tempting lol.smile.gif. Right now i can only go up to 1200mhz core, 1360mhz boost, but it seems while playing games my boost actually goes up to 1400mhz, even though it's set to 1360mhz

edit: would modding my bios void my warranty? or can i just flash back to my original bios and it would go un-noticed. Also, what is the possibilities of me bricking my card by modding my bios? Sorry for so many questions.biggrin.gif

Thank You
Edited by tinnyskillz - 1/28/16 at 2:18pm
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If i were to mod my bios. Just to max out my power limit (my zotac right now only goes up to 106%, i have a 500w power supply). Would i be able to overclock higher? (I'm the guy who was having the artifacts last page) How about if i increase my voltage as well? I want to stay at my current settings, but 1500mhz core is tempting lol.smile.gif. Right now i can only go up to 1200mhz core, 1360mhz boost, but it seems while playing games my boost actually goes up to 1400mhz, even though it's set to 1360mhz

edit: would modding my bios void my warranty? or can i just flash back to my original bios and it would go un-noticed. Also, what is the possibilities of me bricking my card by modding my bios? Sorry for so many questions.biggrin.gif

Thank You
Some one more experienced might correct me, but i think your at your limit untill you get your temps down. 73c is pretty hot, most will try to keep their cards under 60c. Id look at trying to lower your temps before you start modding bios's becuase your liekly to see no gains due to the fact that the more voltage you add the more heat youll generate and the more heat you generate the less likely you are to get stability. what does your case look like? hows the airflow?
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