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post #23221 of 26194
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Originally Posted by Hequaqua View Post

Utilization is normal. That just means there no load on the GPU at the moment..

I see. So I guess Im still confused as to if I should have my higher volting card which seems to clock a bit higher most of the time on the top or bottom, or if it honestly makes any difference at all. (to clarify, both cards have the same boost clock. Sometimes they just decide to run different speeds)

You would think using the sync in afterburner would make the two cards run the same speeds and link them together.
Edited by SocksWthSandals - 2/13/16 at 10:22am
post #23222 of 26194
if its the lower asic card put it on the bottom. you can find out what the asic is for each card by right clicking on the green GPU in the GPU-z window and go down to read asic. put the higher card in your top slot and the lower in your bottom slot.
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post #23223 of 26194
The lower volting card is my higher asic card. So I will throw that on the top then. Even though it seem my lower card is hitting its higher boost clock more often than the lower voltage higher asic card.

Ive been trying to wrap my head around this one for a few weeks! Just doesnt make any sense.

Running Heaven with the higher voltage card on the bottom I get the perfcap Vrel in GPUz. Is that bad?
Edited by SocksWthSandals - 2/13/16 at 10:40am
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a perfcap isn't bad. its just showing you why the card is doing what its doing. Vrel is Volatge reliability, meaning its only able to achieve the clock its hitting because there isnt enough voltage to boost higher reliably.

are both cards boosting same as they did before?
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a perfcap isn't bad. its just showing you why the card is doing what its doing. Vrel is Volatge reliability, meaning its only able to achieve the clock its hitting because there isnt enough voltage to boost higher reliably.

are both cards boosting same as they did before?

Odd it there wouldnt be enough voltage to boost it higher since it is the higher voltage card of the two.

They boost about the same regardless of where I put the cards. The one with the higher voltage tends to be at a higher boost than the one that volts lower, if it is on the top or the bottom.

Sometimes they will both be at their max boost of 1253, but for the most part they will be different. (higher voltage card usually has a bit higher boost)
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a perfcap isn't bad. its just showing you why the card is doing what its doing. Vrel is Volatge reliability, meaning its only able to achieve the clock its hitting because there isnt enough voltage to boost higher reliably.

are both cards boosting same as they did before?

That depends on what the PerfCap Reason is.....VOP and PWR are problematic.....
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That depends on what the PerfCap Reason is.....VOP and PWR are problematic.....

And this is why im still learning haha. care to elaborate? i wasnt aware of this, and im all about learning. thumb.gif

EDIT: Those two ussualy coincide with driver crashes or artifacts. yes?
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And this is why im still learning haha. care to elaborate? i wasnt aware of this, and im all about learning. thumb.gif

VoP is operational voltage.
PWR is power limit.

If you're hitting the PWR perf cap reason, you either need to raise the power target slider higher (should be at max any time you overclock anyway), OR, run a custom bios with higher power limits.

VoP is operational voltage. In boost 2.0, you can see VoP, and it'll tell you that it's boosting to max with the maximum operational voltage that's set in the bios. VoP doesn't show up when overclocking....at least, I don't think it does. Pretty sure that's just a boost 2.0 thing.

Green is power limit, btw....if you see green in your PerfCap Reason line.....you have work to do.
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alrite. i knew that PWR meant the TDP limit was reached. wasnt aware of what VOP meant, thats one i never encountered.

neither of those means death to your card though correct? just means that in order to become stable youll have to either reduce your clock speeds, up your TDP to max, or get a cusotm bios. right?
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VOp usually goes away once you "disable" boost and raise the voltage in your custom bios. I've only seen for the few minutes I actually run the card on the stock bios, lol.
    
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