I have a general question that I want to ask everyone, it's in BOLD at the bottom of this post: Quote:
Originally Posted by Eorzean
That's a good card. The most I can add to my GX is +100 on the core (bringing it to around 2025 I think) and +500 on the memory. Any higher for either I crash and/or start seeing artifacts.
What are your power settings at? And default or OC bios? I found the OC bios gave me an extra 25Mhz on the core, bringing it to 2050. You might be able to squeeze a little more out of it changing to that bios, if you're not already on it.
I Done more precise overclocking and strong stress-testing to determine stability;Core Voltage Percentage
= 0%Power Limit
= +106 MHzMemory
That's what I am currently using... I found that if I increase Core Voltage Percentage
the Core Clock will stick to 2063MHz continuously WITHOUT fluctuating at all, but when I do have it on 0% it decreases to 2050MHz after a bit, and then it stabilises between 2025 & 2050 (fluctuating between the two
), out of safety I don't want to increase Core Voltage Percentage to 100% so I turned it off.
So yes, increasing Core Voltage Percentage does give it more stability at the MAX CLOCK, but it didn't allow me to break the 2063MHz barrier, turns out 2088MHz just like 2100MHz does crash the driver or cause artifacts when stress testing.
So my actual barrier is 2063MHz on the CORE. Going past that causes crashes or artifacts.
No I never upgraded my BIOS, I read that some people ended up having a worse experience, while others reported that their cards got 'nerfed' (became worse
) after upgrading the BIOS. None of them provided evidence though. But I thought I remember reading a few saying their Power Limit decreased after the BIOS update too. I wish it had a dual BIOS option so I could test and switch to the other BIOS if things turn out bad.
I do have 2 questions, the first is for you EORZEAN, the second is a general question:
1. With your updated BIOS, what is the maximum POWER LIMIT percentage you can increase to using MSI AfterBurner?2. Is keeping Core Voltage Percentage in MSI Afterburner @ 100% safe? Or can driver updates and the such cause a spike that would mess up the card? I know I read that the GPU's are hardware voltage locked via regulators, is that true? So is it completely safe to keep it on 100% all the time in MSI AB and leave it there?Edited by Blackfyre - 7/6/16 at 4:15am