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Never mind, i uninstalled it from my system. Its just unplayable for me. I like to play race games but this is just ridiculous, the cards are almost un drivable..
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I'm so sad right now.....I bought my 980ti classy becuase it has a waterblock available for it even though I really wanted an xtreme gaming.....just went on Instagram and see this,



If I had waited just one more week till I saw this I would have bought the xtreme gaming.
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post #23743 of 26263
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Never mind, i uninstalled it from my system. Its just unplayable for me. I like to play race games but this is just ridiculous, the cards are almost un drivable..

I have Dirt 2 and Dirt 3 and they drive just fine with a wheel. Rally cars are just INCREDIBLY hard to drive to begin with. I haven't played the new one yet though.
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My second card should be here Wednesday. I plan on putting it in and do some testing. I am pretty sure that it will have some of the same limits as the first card, ie, power, voltage, probably as well as how high it will boost on the stock bios. I plan on disabling boost, but I image they will be different on the stock bios'.

The bios I am running now is low voltage. I am hoping for the same on the second card. I think that if I get a decent ASIC and Samsung Vram. I should be able to get the cards really close on voltage, clocks(1506/8000). I asked on Newegg if any one had bought a card recently what mfg. Vram was on it. I got several responses that they had Samsung.

My biggest concern at the moment might be thermals. I do have a pretty big case with plenty of air flow. I also have a little OCD with temps though. Should I expect higher temps than I normally see? I normally see around 55°-62°C when I game. I have seen it as high as 65°C when running folding@Home for a few days. The average temp is about 62°C though.

I've been told to put the higher ASIC in the 16x slot, and lower ASIC in 8x. With the mild overclock that I am trying to achieve, will the ASIC matter really? Of course, I don't have the card in hand, so it may! lmao

I've never ran SLI, so I'm sure I will have a lot of questions that I won't be able to answer, I'm glad we have this thread. I'm really glad that it is still well visited, and has a lot of helpful members.

I can't wait to get going......thumb.gif

EDIT: I think it's a bit funny that I freak about 65°C, when on the stock bios, the fans don't even kick in until 61°C. lol
Edited by Hequaqua - 2/29/16 at 4:34pm
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@Hequaqua ,

yes youll want to run the higher ASIC in the top slot. i believe theres actual performance reasons behind it but i do this strictly becuase of thermals, with your higher asic you have a better chance of getting a specific clock at lower voltage witch means less heat on that card. this really helps the top card in an SLI setup out because it is being fed hot air to begin with, so the less heat produced by voltage the better.

your thermals are really going to depend on how close your cards are to each other. smaller the gap = less amount of fresh air for top card = higher temps on top card. but without a doubt your going to see higher temps on your top card, bottom card should remain the same. my setup had almost no gap and i was seeing 10c difference at idle and about 20-25c difference underload. your results may vary.


anyways congrats on the new card and i hope you get a good one thumb.gif the fun world of SLI awaits you....and vellinious sits at the top of the 3dmark firestrike leaderboard for 970 2way sli, he is your target. biggrin.gif
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post #23746 of 26263
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EDIT: I think it's a bit funny that I freak about 65°C, when on the stock bios, the fans don't even kick in until 61°C. lol
Meanwhile there was me at 80c on stock.
I always though that higher end graphic cards = more heat and fan noise, so at first I didn't mind it, and if it wasn't for coil whine I probably would of stayed with the card like that.
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If you still have boost 2.0 enabled, it'll boost higher the cooler you keep it. And perform better....
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just bought mine smile.gif
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just bought mine smile.gif


thumb.gif welcome to the club, what specific card did you get?
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@Hequaqua ,

yes youll want to run the higher ASIC in the top slot. i believe theres actual performance reasons behind it but i do this strictly becuase of thermals, with your higher asic you have a better chance of getting a specific clock at lower voltage witch means less heat on that card. this really helps the top card in an SLI setup out because it is being fed hot air to begin with, so the less heat produced by voltage the better.

your thermals are really going to depend on how close your cards are to each other. smaller the gap = less amount of fresh air for top card = higher temps on top card. but without a doubt your going to see higher temps on your top card, bottom card should remain the same. my setup had almost no gap and i was seeing 10c difference at idle and about 20-25c difference underload. your results may vary.


anyways congrats on the new card and i hope you get a good one thumb.gif the fun world of SLI awaits you....and vellinious sits at the top of the 3dmark firestrike leaderboard for 970 2way sli, he is your target. biggrin.gif

Good to know. I hope I get a good one too. If it runs as good as my current one, I will be thrilled.

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Meanwhile there was me at 80c on stock.
I always though that higher end graphic cards = more heat and fan noise, so at first I didn't mind it, and if it wasn't for coil whine I probably would of stayed with the card like that.

I hear ya. Did you ever get it exchanged, or did you keep the one we worked on?

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If you still have boost 2.0 enabled, it'll boost higher the cooler you keep it. And perform better....

I don't care for the whole boost thing...lol For the most part, the card is on, or it's off. With boost disabled, the card can still throttle itself when it doesn't need full power. biggrin.gif
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