Originally Posted by popegold
3.4 - 3.5ghz vs 3.5 - 3.6 ghz are we really going to notice any speed difference? maybe shave a few seconds off Super Pi
if you get your q3000 to 3.4 GHZ stable... is any app or game out there going to bring your rig to its knees because its not 3.6Ghz?
As far as I can tell not to much of a differance, then again I have had trouble finding anything that makes my system lag. I just want to get to 3.5Ghz+ to get the Q6600 Nazis off the case of the Q9300. No mater what they say the Q9300 vs the Q6600 at the same speed, the Q9300 will win. Just because it OCs higher isn't a good enough reason for me to get it. Its like saying an OCed AMD chip is better than its equal Intel sister chip. I call rant rant rant!
Originally Posted by holty
Hey Tek, are you cranking up the heat sink fan on your card when you OC it? I've been using the EVGA precision tool lately to control the fans and clock speeds. You don't get as much control as you would with rivatuner, but its convenient to use. Last night I forgot to turn up the fan, and it got up to 87 degrees!!!
Nice to see people making some progress with the q9300. I still need to work on mine so more.
I fond my heat issue was with lack of AC in the house at the time. I'm now at 69C with load while OCed. Mind you, I don't keep my GPU OCed all the time. It's fast as hell as it is, and I play nothing that even needs it OCed. I'm a believer in "KISS" and if there is no need for it don't do it.
So if I can get a steady 30-60FPS I'm a happy camper!