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Time to update this substantially...

The last time I posted, it looks like I was borderline stable with BCLKs in the 200 or so range, had persistant audio issues and the second GPU was not working with the system.

I had a friend come over with a multimeter and we voltage-tested my SR-2. All volts were normal, and a slight drop occured once a second GPU was added.

After talking to EVGA, they had me reset my SR-2 PSU's 12v knob to the center (12 o'clock) position to fix the voltages. We also loaded optimized defaults in the BIOS but did *not* reset or flash the BIOS.

After further discussion with my friend and another person running a computer repair business, it turns out that we feel a bit of low-level corruption was causing the system instability from an undetermined date. I have slowly chosen to re-apply the overclock but with also one difference compared to before - I am letting the system handle all aspects on Auto as long as possible (though I did enough tweaking before to know that auto is indeed giving safe values / numbers) for a specific setting.

The system is passing full loads of 17 thread BOINC processing along with Heaven on DX11, all settings and resolution on maximum, running concurrently for a minimum of an hour at a time at each stability level . I've yet to have a single lock-up or hang in over 9 days *knocks on wood*.

The only adjustments so far that I have made manually were once I was hitting max system load with a BCLK of 190. The audio would only just begin to distort (far later than playing with the BCLK before, mind you). This was easily solved by changing only the settings in the signal page from all Auto to:

-75, -15, -31, -31, -31, -31, Auto, Auto, -31, rest at Auto. The audio is now stable under any load. SLI continues to work flawlessly whether enabled or disabled. (woot). My memory timings, while not "l337" seem to be a safe auto adjustment of the following:
9-9-9-24-10-74-5-4-5-20-1(T)-0-58-59-61

So while I can say this has been a frustrating experience, it has also taught me a good deal and while I may tweak slightly more, I am happy knowing that the system has been for the time so far, rock solid at 3.60ghz.
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Intel 750 Series 1.2 TB PCIe x4 NVMe SSD / 960G... LG Blu-Ray Burner / 2x LG Millenniata DVD+/-RW Corsair H80 Pump + 3 YL Medium Fans Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 
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post #82 of 85
When i saw u werent Wcing im sure the neighbers heard me hit the wall in anger. and in the sr-2 manual it says some where that people will sue you if u dont deck it out with awesome hardware and wc it.
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post #83 of 85
dude that sucks about it failing im yet o OC mine -.- just dont haev the time to fettle.
     
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post #84 of 85
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I know, I know, sorry no watercooling! There was a point I had to cap the spending so while maybe I can add that in later, for right now I'll have to leave it on air.
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Intel i74930K EVGA X79 Dark Nvidia GTX Titan X (Pascal) 64GB GSkill Sniper 
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Intel 750 Series 1.2 TB PCIe x4 NVMe SSD / 960G... LG Blu-Ray Burner / 2x LG Millenniata DVD+/-RW Corsair H80 Pump + 3 YL Medium Fans Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 
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Intel 750 Series 1.2 TB PCIe x4 NVMe SSD / 960G... LG Blu-Ray Burner / 2x LG Millenniata DVD+/-RW Corsair H80 Pump + 3 YL Medium Fans Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 
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I know, I know, sorry no watercooling! There was a point I had to cap the spending so while maybe I can add that in later, for right now I'll have to leave it on air.
good, or else .....
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64 Gb Transcend m.2 SSD 1 Tb Seagate Barracuda Corsair H80i w/ SP120, stock Silverstone case fans Windows 8 
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Asus PA238QR (main) & Acer S241HL Poker II (cherry, clears), RK9000 (cherry, blue... Corsair CX600 Silverstone TJ08B-E 
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64 Gb Transcend m.2 SSD 1 Tb Seagate Barracuda Corsair H80i w/ SP120, stock Silverstone case fans Windows 8 
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Asus PA238QR (main) & Acer S241HL Poker II (cherry, clears), RK9000 (cherry, blue... Corsair CX600 Silverstone TJ08B-E 
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