Yeah I have the paddle card in :/ Hmm will need to check it all once I get home. At work all day
Any idea what kind of overclocks I can expect from this card?
I reccomend you check the shader strap list in Nvidia section and after you find the highest stable strap you just unlink the shaders from core clock and up the core clock untill you find your max clocks. Memory OC helps but not as much I think I only got a 200 mhz out of the overclock before it started artifacting
Regarding that 8x speed... it isnt really bottlenecking the performance and your mobo has reversed position for pcie slots so top one is actually the second slot so that may be the problem here.
Snapshot from the manual: