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Hey there Michael-ocn. I could probably even lower the core volt down a tad bit and still keep it stable. I'll have to do that down the road. So far, so good man. The temps are amazing. I think I have a good CPU. thumb.gif

Here's my 3DMark basic tests I just did earlier today. Here's the link: 3Dmark numbers CPU set 4.5 Ghz and stock settings on the GPU. Still working on the OC'ing on the GPU.
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I always like looking at the comparisons to similar systems to see how your doing, your system kicks butt at ICE STORM 1.2 smile.gif I got a baseline for mine too: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/8958509. I can't remember if i had bumped up the gpu a little or not for that run, if at all it was very little, maybe +10 core, +50 mem.
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Trying to get this thing dialed in man. It's a lot of fun that's for sure. On my software you can't use MSI gaming apps along with Afterburner. Only one app at a time. Weird if you ask me. Found this out at the MSI forums. I canned the MSI gaming app anyways. mad.gif
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I didn't last with AB ,yself.

Went to EVGA Precision X and liked it much better. Right now I'm messing with the Extreme Tuner Plus from Galax and I am liking it almost as much as Precision X.
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I started with precisionX since I have an evga card but punted that and went with afterburer instead. The precx i had used on my old system was old, from a time when precx was based on rivatuner. The new precx is no longer based on rivatuner and doesn't work as well imho, way more of a resource hog too. Afterburner is still based on rivatuner and it works great for me, giving me a more familiar ui w/o hogging as much cpu. I don't know what MSI gaming app is? Oh... http://gaming.msi.com/article/msi-gaming-app-article... meh. Afterburner looks much more useful for overclocking.
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MSI Gaming app is just to overclock your GPU. Nothing special. I've used AB for awhile and really like it to be honest with you. So I'm just running AB for now. thumb.gif
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Today's 3DMark benchmark test with everything overclocked. I think I found a sweet spot of the CPU, GPU and memory. Here's my numbers Give me some 3D Love please!

Feeling pretty good about this entire build. Stable once I did some tweaks here and there. She's ready to game and be a workhorse. thumb.gif
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I started with precisionX since I have an evga card but punted that and went with afterburer instead. The precx i had used on my old system was old, from a time when precx was based on rivatuner. The new precx is no longer based on rivatuner and doesn't work as well imho, way more of a resource hog too. Afterburner is still based on rivatuner and it works great for me, giving me a more familiar ui w/o hogging as much cpu. I don't know what MSI gaming app is? Oh... http://gaming.msi.com/article/msi-gaming-app-article... meh. Afterburner looks much more useful for overclocking.

What's really strange I did some more benchmarks using the EVGA PrecisionX 16 and my Ice Strom 1.2 score dipped from like 30,000 points. I went from like 200130 to 170200. I have my 980Ti OC'd to! I don't get it. Maybe it's the EVGA software. Any ideas of why?

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/9157035?

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/9151198
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What's really strange I did some more benchmarks using the EVGA PrecisionX 16 and my Ice Strom 1.2 score dipped from like 30,000 points. I went from like 200130 to 170200. I have my 980Ti OC'd to! I don't get it. Maybe it's the EVGA software. Any ideas of why?

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/9157035?

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/9151198

Your icestorm graphics score is wildly different? Did you plug in the same +core +mem settings you used with afterburner? Are you using the monitoring stat overlaying features (OSD)? Maybe precX interferes more than afterBurner?

If you used a higher mem clock, i think if you get too high it can be counter productive. Errors that are correctable occur but sap memory bandwidth and slow everything down.

I been poking at gpu overclocking too, there's some scores and links over in my build thread if you want to see details.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1573749/build-log-make-believe-build-2015/50#post_24573788
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Your icestorm graphics score is wildly different? Did you plug in the same +core +mem settings you used with afterburner? Are you using the monitoring stat overlaying features (OSD)? Maybe precX interferes more than afterBurner?

If you used a higher mem clock, i think if you get too high it can be counter productive. Errors that are correctable occur but sap memory bandwidth and slow everything down.

I been poking at gpu overclocking too, there's some scores and links over in my build thread if you want to see details.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1573749/build-log-make-believe-build-2015/50#post_24573788

I'm gonna run just Ice Storm solo. My settings from AB and PrecisionX 16 haven't changed!

I'll have to check out your thread to what's going on. I have a lot to do.
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