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Ok I want to join this competition but I have a few issues that may or may not be a problem. First off I have an EVGA GTX 980 and I just recently (an hour ago) did a driver update via Geforce Experience. According to Firestrike my graphics driver is not approved. Is this a problem with this contest?
Also my current score is good but I am wondering if I could get it higher before submitting. My overall score is 13593 with a graphics score of 15708. My settings in Afterburner are: Maxed out core voltage, power limit and temp limit. +91 on core clock and +78 on memory clock. I do not have a modded bios and my card is still on air and will be for the next few months. FYI I am getting ready to add my MB to my water loop in the next few weeks (once all the parts get here and it all goes well as this is my first custom loop). My system is in my sig if you need anymore info on it.

FYI any higher in core clock and it seems my score goes down and I have stuttering in Unigine Valley and a little in Firestrike. I also had to do a hard reset once because I accidentally started the Ice Storm mobile test, I let it run thinking it would be fine but it wasn't (not sure why that happened though).
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The "graphics driver not approved" message isn't a problem, as such is just from the driver's being beta (or non-whql). Scores with such a message are usually valid.

What speed are you running at the fans at?
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The "graphics driver not approved" message isn't a problem, as such is just from the driver's being beta (or non-whql). Scores with such a message are usually valid.

What speed are you running at the fans at?

All my fans are set on auto.....
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All my fans are set on auto.....

Generally, when benching, if possible (and you can take the noise) running the fans on 90% or 100% will help keep things cooler as you push the card(s). Acx coolers get a tad noisy at high speeds though, but that plus a nearby open window can help immensely.
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Generally, when benching, if possible (and you can take the noise) running the fans on 90% or 100% will help keep things cooler as you push the card(s). Acx coolers get a tad noisy at high speeds though, but that plus a nearby open window can help immensely.

A tad noisy is definitely an understatement. They sound like jet engines at 90-100%!
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A tad noisy is definitely an understatement. They sound like jet engines at 90-100%!

Nah, they just sound like loud fans. They're missing the telltale turbine whine to be jet engines tongue.gif

Rather obvious for acx vs my tf5 that the msi has though.... Kind of prefer the acx cooler though.
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Generally, when benching, if possible (and you can take the noise) running the fans on 90% or 100% will help keep things cooler as you push the card(s). Acx coolers get a tad noisy at high speeds though, but that plus a nearby open window can help immensely.
They don't get that loud. I also have an air purifier in my room to help keep the dust down and even on the lowest setting that things is much louder than my PC. Noise I can deal with but opening a window would be out of the question. It is cold outside right now and I like the warmth to much......lol.

I will run my fans at max and see how it goes.
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A tad noisy is definitely an understatement. They sound like jet engines at 90-100%!

Not even close. I have been around jet engines and they are much louder, especially the F-22.
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I was being facetious, folks. But they are loud at full blast.
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Instead of editing I will do this separate post. I set my fans at 100% and only slightly increased my core clock up to 104. First thing is, I was wrong, that is pretty close to a jet engine....lol. I did not know they could get that loud!

Second thing is my score was lower, not by much but it is lower. My overall score was 13456 and my graphics score was 15552 as compared to my previous scores of: overall score was a 13593 with a graphics score of 15708.
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looniam update
3DMark11 Graphics Score 27799
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yeah quadro drivers - the colors are so much puuurrrttierr bigeyedsmiley.png
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