Originally Posted by Smarmy
I got #1429 and #1488 today. #1488 is perfect, but #1429 looks like it got smashed partially with a big bend in the copper near the right side fan if you look straight at it. The card itself seems to function fine but the heat sink is not mounted securely and runs about 7-10 degrees hotter at idle and about 15 degrees hotter under load. Mind you, I'm in a basement and the cards have 1 inch gap between them.
Gonna try to address the heat sink mounting issues with #1429 before I flash them.
How are you guys figuring out your VIDs? I'm not a newb, but can't seem to figure this out..
The VID is the voltage that MSI Afterburner uses (under load) when it is set to 100% stock (or rather, if you adjust the voltage and then press Reset).
I couldn't figure this out either and so I had to ask too.
Originally Posted by JPJ5624
I'm running Furmark right now for the past 35 minutes with temps at 80C and the fan at 70%, which by the way is audible but not loud. Now I'm trying to run at 760 core, 1520 shader, and 1801 memory. Voltage is still the same at 1025. I decreased the memory (which was set around 1858 by default) because it seems some people are having trouble with increasing it. Does this have some effect on stability (like you can't bump up the core and memory together as much)? Also, what sort of artifacts am I looking for when running Furmark? I see what look like small lines periodically on the moving thing.
Can you describe these lines in greater detail? There's a chance that these aren't artifacts.
Originally Posted by mbp
I got most of the rig in except the memory and still waiting on my gtx 465
OT: have you guys noticed that Newegg is starting to get cheap on the packaging... they didn't use packing peanuts this time around instead most of my stuff came with brown paper rolled up in between items :-/
This is actually just a random thing. It could be dependent upon which warehouse packs your order, or perhaps which employee packs it. Either way, it seems like over the past 2Â½ years, I've always been unable to predict which packing material I'll get. I mean, I always end up with any of the following:
- Those true Styrofoam packing peanuts (the ones that have a high level of static electricity and stick to everything and break apart easily)
- The off-white imitation Styrofoam peanuts
- Brown paper
- Plastic bags of air
I haven't seen a 5th type of packing material though.
I'm finally doing some testing in OCCT, and any overclocking produces errors, even at 1.087V (which is the absolute maximum I can get this BIOS to do), so I'm going to try this one in a few minutes. I am currently using this stock MSI 470 BIOS:
http://www.mvktech.net/component/opt...einfo/id,3218/Edited by TwoCables - 8/12/10 at 10:09am