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......
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. lolEdited by Hequaqua - 2/29/16 at 4:34pm