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You do not know how reasurring that sounds to me. THANK YOU! I don't plan to overclock the cards so that should be fine. But just to be sure I might get 2 loops later this year. 1 loop for all the graphics cards and another for CPU + chipsets.

Generally speaking, are the only things making noise in a W/C loop the fans and the pump? And is a high performance pump generally noisy like the irritating 780i chipset fan or does it sound like a 120mm fan?



Is fudzilla really that unreliable? Man I read that... But all it seems to do is quote other websites... Does hardspell update itself as frequently as fud? I might read that as well...

I plan to go watercooling with a good graphics card this summer. Probably after Christmas.
Its pretty hot here in southern ontario, high 30s and in my room its just brutal with my woodstove (pc ) 42inch tv, ps3 (folding) and my card when folding is around 65-70 degrees with the fan speed at 80% without adjusting the fan speed the highest i have seen it go was 77, which is still cooler than my old ati 3870s' they got into the 80s gaming always.

Nvidia says 105 is the max they can take but i doubt unless the fan fails it would ever get up that high.

Also i have overclocked to about 670 core 1500 shader and 2300 memory and my temps didnt change at all, got a few hundred more pts in 3d06
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The same guy that wrote RT wrote Precision.
I hope they paid Unwinder a boatload of dosh. His work has fed the voracious appetites of OC'ers for longer than I can remember.

This sticking at idle clocks happened again, but I'm wondering now if the game is just not optimized for the card. I haven't tried anything else yet... too addicted to this stupid AoC.

EVGA Precision looks like a child's toy. I think a well-trained monkey could OC with it. Frankly, I'm surprised they took this route: it undermines the reason for factory OC'ed cards. Whatever the case, I'm sure the well-trained monkeys are happy. Me, I much prefer RT.
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Thanks again for the info on the cash back... I just processed my two and look forward to seeing 300 EVGA bucks lol... Maybe another card or save them for the rumored new card to come out? Hmm a few more days to get a refund for these...
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I think my gpu has uber ram cuz so far its ati tool stable for a few mins @ 1300MHz..
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OK.. so i'm thinking about getting the GTX260 FTW Edition at newegg right now, or in a day or twwo? and im concerned bout compatibility and performance if i got this card for my P5B-Deluxe.. i THINK that my board is PCI-E 1.1 so it is compatible to run the card. But my question is, what are the performance losses (if any?) if i got this card for my board vs. a 2.0 pci-e board..

I read this http://www.pcisig.com/news_room/faqs...INAL082706.pdf (its a pdf, safe) and it mentioned something about not being able to use certain software feats if i used 1.1 board.. but it was VERY vague..

Can someone help me on this one? Whats the difference between 2.0 and 1.1? Will it REALLY effect it? i dunno if it'll even fit w/out conflicting w/ my wireless pci card
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PCI-E is fully backwards compatible at this time. AFAIK, there is no card in existence that takes full advantage of the extra bandwidth offered by PCI-E 2.0, so you should have no bottleneck with that card. To the best of my knowledge, no card even exceeds the theoretical maximum data transfer rate of 4GB/s on the x16 width of PCI-E 1.1. I have not heard of software features that would not be available on the older standard; that sounds very fishy to me... it's just an interface protocol, not a computing mechanism.
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I finally got a new mobo to replace the problematic one I originally chose for this rig.

So I ran 3DMark06 with my GTX 260 at stock settings and got a score of about 12,000.

Only problem was that during the load screens (I guess when the resolution changed) the video card would make a very high-pitched and faint beep/buzzing sound. It would do that every time the load screen changed to run the actual test.

Temps are 40c Idle and 48c after 20mins with ATi Tool. That brings up another issue.

I ran ATi Tool for 20mins with these settings and encountered the same issue but slightly different.

While ATi Tool runs, there is a counter in the visualization test screen. My video card was producing the same high-pitched beeping/buzzing tone which matched the counter speed and continued throughout the entire test. I didnt show any errors after 20mins and the temp only rose to 48c.

My question is...

Is it normal for electronic devices to make noise?? lol. I remember overclocking my old single core CPU too high and hearing the same sound so I know it has to do with the device being under a heavy load. (It's not temp my cooling setup is more than adequete now)

I've got a 240mm rad mounted with a rad box on the rear of my case just for the GPU. I've got my CPU in the loop but it has it's own rad before the GPU.

Res > Pump > CPU > 120mm rad > GPU > 240mm rad > Res

Here's the rig.

Coolant has yet to rise above 30c. CPU idles at 30-32c.

I'm thinking im probably going to send it back to get another unless someone can explain what's going on or if this is normal...

***EDIT***

I've read up a little bit and this seems to be a 'sorta' common problem with higher end video cards. I've seen a couple threads where it's happened to 8800GTXs, 280s, 260s, and even some ATI cards.

People have speculated that it's the PSU, capacitors in the card going bad, motherboard (well that doesn't narrow it down) cpu voltage regulator...

Im pretty sure the PSU has plenty of power for my system and it can't be anything on my motherboard as it's happend with two different motherboards and manufacturers. I dont think it's coming from the CPU either. (I can run SuperPi on 1M and get 29 seconds with no screeching, same thing with Prime 95)

*sighs*
Edited by Slider46 - 7/25/08 at 6:12am
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post #208 of 393
This is not normal behavior. Almost all of the time, a GPU whine means insufficient power. Although your PSU is a nice one, there is always a chance it is failing. Try using swapping rails to see if that helps ameliorate the problem.
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Try using swapping rails to see if that helps ameliorate the problem.
How do I go about doing this?

A side note...there is a 'turbo' feature for this PSU

The manufacturer's website states:

"TURBO Mode to combine all Four +12 Rails to one for ultimate stability."

Could this help?
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Figured out the problem....bad PSU..

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ml#post4266257
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