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Nice, thank you, I made a post in there. Hopefully he reads it. The third fan on my g1 gaming is basically dead, do you think I can just strap a 120mm fan to it until I get a new card and rma this one?

I'm sure you can find a solution to keep it cool. As far as a RMA, that would depend on the mfg., since you removed the HSF, and reapplied thermal compound. Some of the mfgs. are more forgiving. You would have to check with them.

I have a little 90mm Bgears fan with the rubber mounts. I have it setting on the top of my top card pulling air away. It seems to help. FYI, I'm a little OCD when it comes to temps. I see my card hit 64-65° and I freak a little. lol
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OK....here I go again. biggrin.gif

New Driver: http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4202/~/geforce-hot-fix-driver-version-368.95

Note: This is a hotfix driver~Fixed DPC latency bug on Pascal GPUs. It is however compatible with the 970's. Just unapproved in 3DMark.

I think I got this sorted out. I did find a mistake in one of the charts I posted before. I think it was Firestrike. I listed the Graphics score, but somehow got the actual benchmark score entered instead.

I am posting the links to the spreadsheets, so if anyone finds a discrepancy please let me know via a PM.

Valley
Valley 1080p Single card v SLI Link Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Valley 1080p/1440p/4k Link Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Heaven
Heaven 1080p Single card v SLI Link Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Heaven 1080p/1440p/4k Link Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Firestrike
Firestrike 1080p Single card v SLI Link Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Firestrike 1080p/1440p/4k Link Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Time Spy 1080p Single card V SLI Link Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I didn't have a single crash. The only issue I had, and maybe someone can chime in. When I install a new driver, or disable SLI, it sometimes uses my secondary card for single mode. I tried several different combinations of installing, restarting, enabling, disabling, but still on these runs in single card, it used my secondary card. They scores didn't seem to change much, all within the margin of error. The only thing I didn't do was actually remove the card from my machine. As soon as I enable SLI, it puts my first card as the primary. Frustrating!
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Hey there 970 owners. I'm looking for a quick answer regarding my overclock potential on my MSI twin frozr card.

With stock bios set to max 110% power limit I can achieve 1460mhz on the core, max volts are 1.225v.

I have had my bios modified with the TDP limit removed and volts locked at 1.250v, and can achieve 1501mhz and still remain stable (1 hr of gaming on The Division). Still no (stable) overclock on the memory.

Is this average? I believe 1501mhz core / 7600mhz mem is unstable, but 1501 mhz core / 3500mhz mem is stable. Am I wrong to think memory should overclcok higher?

Anyway, just looking for some feed back, I could just have bad silicon.
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Hey there 970 owners. I'm looking for a quick answer regarding my overclock potential on my MSI twin frozr card.

With stock bios set to max 110% power limit I can achieve 1460mhz on the core, max volts are 1.225v.

I have had my bios modified with the TDP limit removed and volts locked at 1.250v, and can achieve 1501mhz and still remain stable (1 hr of gaming on The Division). Still no (stable) overclock on the memory.

Is this average? I believe 1501mhz core / 7600mhz mem is unstable, but 1501 mhz core / 3500mhz mem is stable. Am I wrong to think memory should overclcok higher?

Anyway, just looking for some feed back, I could just have bad silicon.

What Vram do you have?(Use GPU-Z to look at the maker, as well as your ASIC score).

I have two MSI cards. One I can OC to 1585+/8200 if I pump up the voltage. The other one doesn't over clock nearly as well. About 1506/8000 I have found is a nice stable OC(depending on Vram). Both of my cards are at 1506/8000@1.22v. I think the TDP is set to 305w.
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Guys, for achieving better FPS, how much does VRAM frequency matter? Is there any point clocking it to 8GHz?

I've got a Gigabyte G1 and my boost is 1329. I can OC it to 1429 boost but that's most I can get without artifacts in Heaven. If I get artifacts, what should I do, pump up the voltage? Because whatever I do, my voltage is 1.25V max. Sliders don't do a thing about voltage.
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Guys, for achieving better FPS, how much does VRAM frequency matter? Is there any point clocking it to 8GHz?

I've got a Gigabyte G1 and my boost is 1329. I can OC it to 1429 boost but that's most I can get without artifacts in Heaven. If I get artifacts, what should I do, pump up the voltage? Because whatever I do, my voltage is 1.25V max. Sliders don't do a thing about voltage.

Are you using afterburner? If so, you have to go to the settings tab to unlock it:


It also might be locked at 1.25v via the bios. Try that and see what happens. Also, slide the power bar all the way up. You won't hurt anything. Try to keeps the temps reasonable too.
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Are you using afterburner? If so, you have to got the settings tab to unlock it:


It also might be locked at 1.25v via the bios. Try that and see what happens. Also, slide the power bar all the way up. You won't hurt anything. Try to keeps the temps reasonable too.

Hey, thanks for a quick response. I did pull the slider all to the right, that's somewhere around 80mV more, and it's still capped at 1.25V. My temps using Heaven are ~65c. I did unlock that option in settings, but the thing is it just won't go up more than 1.25V. I've asked Mr Dark to mod the BIOS and unlock the voltage if it's factory limited to 1.25 which is probable. Anyway, it's a pity I get artifacts that early while overclocking. I was hoping to get to 1450MHz with boost before I had to mod the BIOS.

By the way, is it the Heaven benchmark that might cause artifacts, maybe they won't appear somewhere else? I'm downloading 3DMark right now to check there also. Could you reccomend me a good software to check for artifacts?

Thanks!
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Hey, thanks for a quick response. I did pull the slider all to the right, that's somewhere around 80mV more, and it's still capped at 1.25V. My temps using Heaven are ~65c. I did unlock that option in settings, but the thing is it just won't go up more than 1.25V. I've asked Mr Dark to mod the BIOS and unlock the voltage if it's factory limited to 1.25 which is probable. Anyway, it's a pity I get artifacts that early while overclocking. I was hoping to get to 1450MHz with boost before I had to mod the BIOS.

By the way, is it the Heaven benchmark that might cause artifacts, maybe they won't appear somewhere else? I'm downloading 3DMark right now to check there also. Could you reccomend me a good software to check for artifacts?

Thanks!

Any of them are decent. It depends on what kind of artifacts. If you get plashes of color...or star-like, then the memory is normally high. Black/red screen normally means the core is too high. For the 970's about 1550/8000(with some Vram is doing great)

A bios mod would really help unleash the power of your card.
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Is this the fastest 970 single card run on valley?

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Maybe I should ask this on the PSU forum, but Is my Seasonic X-650 sufficient to add a second MSI GTX 970 4G in SLI. to the daily driver rig in my sig,

This would be for a 1440p display upgrade.

edit: The second card is in a family member's system and it might get an upgrade later this year to a GTX 1070 for gaming.

The other power hogs in the system are:

4790K is at 4.7Ghz and t 1.275 to 1.28 Vcore. I push it fairly hard with non-gaming workloads, and don't game much but occasionally I do.
during stress tests, max package power according to HWinfo is 96W.

16 GB Ram, one SSD, two spinners, 6-7 fans, so not much else.

thoughts?

or should I sell the two and buy a GTX 1070 ?
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samsung evo 850 toshiba DT01ACA100 ( powered off ) samsung evo 850 LG WH14NS40 
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