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post #941 of 1097
It´s quite easy BlakeOzzy64.
If you don´t want to increase any voltage, push the clock more and more, until you will notice first unstable situations.
To get a stable system again, just lower the clock a little bit (each 13MHz). That´s all about OC w/o voltage adaptions.

Greetings :-)
post #942 of 1097
Got my distilled water, long screws that actually fit, I also got a copper sheet arriving this morning. The copper sheet I ordered to put on my fan control box, because that thing was getting really hot, more so than normal, due to the load of 4 powerful fans. So, going to thermal paste a copper sheet cut to size, on to the fan control box, put the CPU stock cooler on top of that, then see if I still need to put a fan on top of that.

I still need rubbing alcohol and a lint free cloth. Still waiting on bitspower.
post #943 of 1097
Quote:
Originally Posted by stbdudu View Post

It´s quite easy BlakeOzzy64.
If you don´t want to increase any voltage, push the clock more and more, until you will notice first unstable situations.
To get a stable system again, just lower the clock a little bit (each 13MHz). That´s all about OC w/o voltage adaptions.

Greetings :-)


Yeah that part I totally get. That's where I'm at now basically. I can push 1500 on the core and about +500 on memory without any voltage tweaking. Was curious about what steps to take to go higher. What to look for, where to take voltage or add voltage and how to do it safely. (I'm aware that there are no guarantees when it comes to pumping power into electronics)
post #944 of 1097
First of all, you need to check the temperatures, in case of increasing the voltages. This is always the limiting factor.
Keep the core below 60°C (140°F). With the Lightning, you can check RAM temperature and PCB temperature as well. From my point of view, these values should be also kept below 60°C. To do so, you may need to change the fan profile in Afterburner. That means, you need to raise fan speed at lower temperatures.

A safe voltage increase is everything you can do in Afterburner, as long as you keep temperatures below the mentioned limits. But this is my own point of view. At least you have to decide, how far you will go.

I do overclocking for more than a decade, and never had an issue with broken hardware. But I´m using water, to cool my components for the same time thumb.gif

Greetings.
Edited by stbdudu - 2/29/16 at 10:16pm
post #945 of 1097
Welp...new problem...Was playing BF4 on STOCK settings playing with OBS to try to figure out better local recording settings. Once I was done.......sigh....massive coil whine.... on the desktop, under both no load and full load... Is there anything I can do or is the screaming $800 brick going to be doomed to scream forever?


EDIT: Accidentally fixed the whine by setting gpu core voltage to 809...

then it black screened (grey) and I reset using the psu switch, let it sit, powered back on and now no scream? I'm slightly concerned and extremely bothered by that.
Edited by BlakeOzzy64 - 2/29/16 at 10:42pm
post #946 of 1097
Blake, there is no need to wonder, when the card crashes with only 809mV. The lowest standard voltage in idle is 875mV.
You need to know, if you move the core voltage slider in Afterburner, the voltage will be fixed to the adjusted value, no matter if the card is in idle mode or under load.

Coil whine normally appears in high fps scenarios. In this case, I mean 2000fps or something.

And at least, what happens if you reset all overclocking settings to default?
post #947 of 1097
Well I won't be able to play with it again till later on tonight after work. But my fps never got anywhere near that high. Playing bf4 it never gets abve 150 usually unless I go stare at a black wall somewhere.

The part that bothers me is when it was under load it sounded like clicking pr grinding sounds and then on the desktop just a high pitched squealing.

The voltage thing I knew about, it was actually an accident setting it that low, I didn't realize I had clicked on the slider and it set itself at 809.
post #948 of 1097
Hmm, so it´s strange that you have such strange noises.
Honestly, I´ve no idea where they come from. Normally it´s not possible to damage the card only by raising the clocks.
post #949 of 1097
Well I suppose I'll have to play with it more tonight and see if it'll do it again. I hope it doesn't but if it does I might consider just dumping it on Craigslist or something. I don't want to... I really want my card to work..
post #950 of 1097
Anyone know where I could find the stock lightning bios? I'm sure I saw a link somewhere in the thread but I haven't found it yet.
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