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Poll Results: Was your previous card ATI or NVIDIA?

 
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post #201 of 5998
Think I reached my max OC at 1.1v, anything higher on core or memory will make it through Fur/OCCT/Evga OC, but not on Crysis looped. Running at 915/2250 right now, I'm sure I can get more out of it with some more volts, but at max load for extended time (like in BC2 Vietnam) it'll get around 82c max, so wanna get the down before I push it anymore.

Ordered the evga hf bracket, thermotake A2414, and some ocz freeze to try and drop the temps a little. If I'm going to push it more and need anymore cooling, I'll just pick up the vf3000f for it, right now though I'm pretty happy with the gains!

GPU-Z validation at 915\2250\1830, passes back to back 20 loop crysis runs
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/gb8wz/

Really liking how this OC's, right now it's clocked 19% higher, runs at an average of 16.5% warmer and averages 14% more FPS. Runs were with Crysis, Mafia II, and Stalker benchmarks to get these averages.
Edited by =Tac= - 12/23/10 at 10:07am
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Think I reached my max OC at 1.1v, anything higher on core or memory will make it through Fur/OCCT/Evga OC, but not on Crysis looped. Running at 915/2250 right now, I'm sure I can get more out of it with some more volts, but at max load for extended time (like in BC2 Vietnam) it'll get around 82c max, so wanna get the down before I push it anymore.

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GPU-Z validation at 915\\2250\\1830, passes back to back 20 loop crysis runs
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/gb8wz/

Really liking how this OC's, right now it's clocked 19% higher, runs at an average of 16.5% warmer and averages 14% more FPS. Runs were with Crysis, Mafia II, and Stalker benchmarks to get these averages.
Good work Like that OC ... haven't tried pushing my voltage over .988 Kind of scared to push the card over 850
 
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post #203 of 5998
Out of curiosity, and I am going to bet the answer is no...

Can you use all three connectors at the same time? Have two monitors hooked up to the DVI ports and one monitor hooked up to the HDMI ports? Otherwise, going to have to get a small card to use for more then two monitors.
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post #204 of 5998
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I always use the highest settings in Metro. It doesn't matter if it's slow, I'd rather it put the most strain on my card than for it to be fast. I do 20 loops of Metro for artifact testing, and it usually catches any artifacts on the second or third loop. You could probably do the same with Crysis, but I don't have that so I don't know how much more or less it stresses compared to Metro.
Thanks, i will try everything on max, i hope my card is not bad for oc, my vid in 3d its 1.004v
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Out of curiosity, and I am going to bet the answer is no...

Can you use all three connectors at the same time? Have two monitors hooked up to the DVI ports and one monitor hooked up to the HDMI ports? Otherwise, going to have to get a small card to use for more then two monitors.
unless something changed I think only two monitors ...
 
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post #206 of 5998
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Out of curiosity, and I am going to bet the answer is no...

Can you use all three connectors at the same time? Have two monitors hooked up to the DVI ports and one monitor hooked up to the HDMI ports? Otherwise, going to have to get a small card to use for more then two monitors.
I think for Nvidia you need 2 gpu's for 3 or more monitors.

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Good work Like that OC ... haven't tried pushing my voltage over .988 Kind of scared to push the card over 850
Yeah, right now I'm not going to go over 1.1v. For my 580, going from 850core to 915 I've only seen about 3-4c higher temps, while going from stock 1.013 to 1.1v I've seen about 15c. So I'm pretty happy with where I am and where my temps are.

At first I was a little cautious about overclocking, but the only thing that happens when I push it too hard is the card will revert back to stock settings, nothing too bad when compared oc'ing a cpu. Just takes some patients getting there, but a breeze compared to cpu's.



By the way, I love the sound (or lack there of) of these cards. Even at full 85% I can't hear it over a game/video and anything below 77% isn't even audible (had to be below 45 on my 275 lol).
Edited by =Tac= - 12/23/10 at 1:41pm
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ahh whoops
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My gawd i wanna be apart of this club prob wont get mine till jan though some of these figures are pretty amazing! what sort of cooling are you guys using to crack the 1000???
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Yeah, right now I'm not going to go over 1.1v. For my 580, going from 850core to 915 I've only seen about 3-4c higher temps, while going from stock 1.013 to 1.1v I've seen about 15c. So I'm pretty happy with where I am and where my temps are.

At first I was a little cautious about overclocking, but the only thing that happens when I push it too hard is the card will revert back to stock settings, nothing too bad when compared oc'ing a cpu. Just takes some patients getting there, but a breeze compared to cpu's.
I've seen GPU's be OC'd to hard that ran fine for 6 months then pushing the clocks with stock voltage broke the card it was GTX 275 .... That's why I'm scared to push it. But I push other cards over 20% at other times that worked really well and lasted years so I don't know if I should worry to much. I might just push it harder while its still new since I can always take it back to my retailer.
 
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I've seen GPU's be OC'd to hard that ran fine for 6 months then pushing the clocks with stock voltage broke the card it was GTX 275 .... That's why I'm scared to push it. But I push other cards over 20% at other times that worked really well and lasted years so I don't know if I should worry to much. I might just push it harder while its still new since I can always take it back to my retailer.
True, but then again, they might have failed even at stock clocks. I think as long as volts and temps are reasonable for you OC you should be fine. Programs like MSI Afterburner and other limit how much volts and hertz you can add to the card and you should be safe with them.

Granted, if you flashed your bios and are trying to push way too much on the card then you may be at fault, but as long as you stay in a given limit you'll be ok. Plus, with programs like Afterburner it's easy to switch between stock and oc settings. Also, unless you play games 24/7 on your computer you're only going to add extra strain to like 15% of your gpu's life, the rest of the time the card is barely doing anything.
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